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Cordova Presbyterian Church Marks New Commitment to Ministry with New Cornerstone

Cordova Presbyterian Church at Fay and Sangaroads (next to the Old Cordova Community Center), renewed its commitment to ministry in Cordova as the congregation relaid the 1912 cornerstone of the old sanctuary building, and laid the cornerstone of their new 2012 sanctuary building during a Thanksgiving service held Nov. 18.The original structure burned on Thanksgiving in 1911 and the new cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving 1912. The building was finished in 1918 and was the home of the church for 96 years. The new sanctuary building with expanded seating and nursery space will provide a home for the future."As we lay these cornerstones we are aware of our debt to the past and our hopes for the future," said Dr. Thomas Pickering, pastor of the church. As we build, we are conscious of the fact that churches are not built of mortar and brick but the faith of the lives of people."Present at the event were members of the church, Carter Hord and Jeff Holt representing the architect the Hord Firm, and Fred Grinder representing contractor Grinder Tabor Grinder, as well as Dennis Kamper, head of the church building committee.For more information on the church, call Pickering at 901-754-3553.