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Apollo First United Methodist Church debuts new name, building

| Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

The congregation of Apollo First United Methodist Church celebrated a beginning at its new church on Sunday.

About 100 people attended the opening services with Pastor Rick Helsel at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, a new name for the church, about four miles east of its predecessor on Route 56 outside of Apollo in Kiski Township.

The old church is now for sale. The congregation bought land for the new building in June 2005 with $175,000 left in a trust by church member Edna Busch.

Construction on the $700,000 church began in April.

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