Church track and dance to fill former Abbey Musical Theatre constructing
E mail ROBERT KITCHIN The previous Abbey Musical Theatre on Church St goes again to its roots, as a brand new church strikes into the constructing.
Palmerston North’s former Abbey Musical Theatre constructing has come full circle again to its religious roots because it as soon as once more turns into dwelling to a church.
The constructing, on Church St, is the brand new dwelling of the Home of Breakthrough Manawatu church, which is transferring into the rear part.
The constructing was dwelling to the Abbey Musical Theatre lately, however was a Baptist church within the 1920s. Warwick Smith/Fairfax NZ Home of Breakthrough Manawatu church Pastor Aaron Tainahue and his spouse Pastor Chontae Taingahue are ready for the transformation of their new church area, within the rear of the outdated Abbey constructing.
Pastor Aaron Taingahue mentioned it was particular to see the constructing return to its roots, whereas his church had lastly discovered a house.
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The Home of Breakthrough church initially moved from Gisborne to Palmerston North and made its dwelling in Highbury Ave in 2007.
The church then moved to the college corridor at Queen Elizabeth Faculty, the place it was primarily based for 3 years.
“It is vital to type robust relationships by way of church and that was arduous after we had been solely ready to make use of it sooner or later of the week.
“However now we’ve our personal home. It is our dwelling for our folks,” Taingahue mentioned.
The Home of Breakthrough church is non-denominational, beneath the pentecostal umbrella. Taingahue mentioned folks of all religions, faiths and beliefs had been invited to participate.
Taingahue mentioned the church was conscious of the problems of homelessness, beggars, drug dependancy and unemployment and wished to make a distinction by supporting folks and creating change.
“Our dream is to have a house and secure place for the neighborhood to congregate,” he mentioned.
His spouse, pastor Chontae Taingahue, mentioned the church was vibrant and full of recent music and dance.
“We’re fairly a distinct church. We’re simply open and there’s no requirement to suit into any mould.”
Between 60 to 80 persons are church members, with the bulk being younger households and youth.
She mentioned the church was supportive of dance teams and infrequently inspired them to carry out at church in entrance of the neighborhood.
She mentioned Palmerston North already had nice charities, soup kitchens and ops outlets. Their church was trying outdoors the sq. for tactics they might assist and contribute to the neighborhood.
Whereas renovations on the rear of the constructing had been nonetheless beneath approach, the upstairs a part of the constructing was anticipated to be occupied by Ignite Youngsters faculty daycare.
The church might be open on Sunday, July 31, for the primary time. It’ll open formally on August 20.