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Construction workers put the brick in place on the new Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Thursday.
Construction workers put the brick in place on the new Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Thursday. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
September 14, 2012 11:34 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Worship will take place in a brand new worship center Sunday evening when the Mount Vernon congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses gathers in their brand new facility at 189 Mansfield Ave., just south of Fairgrounds Road. This comes after a brief two-week construction effort from members of the congregation in erecting their new worship center.


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“It will be a place of worship,” said elder David Hatfield about the purpose of building a new facility. “We don’t do anything recreational. It’s Bible study ... it’s a learning center ... and it’s a teaching center.” The interior layout of the facility will include one large worship sanctuary, classrooms, a small kitchen, bathrooms, a foyer and coat closet. “It’s nothing elaborate. It’s just what we need to do in order to meet on a regular basis, to study and to worship.”

In deciding to construct a new facility, workable space at their former facility at 15 Taylor Road, built in 1967, had virtually been exhausted. “We’re growing. We had just outgrown that building (Taylor Road). We had added space and basically were at the limit of what we could do there,” said Hatfield. The new facility will encompass 4,500 square feet, a 900- square-foot increase over the older facility.

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