Fruitport church rebuilding its Community Center

In early August, a fire destroyed the Word of Hope Community Center on Third Avenue in Fruitport. Now, nearly two months later, the Word of Hope Church is in the process of rebuilding the center. On Saturday from 1-5 p.m., the church is holding a pig roast at Pomona Park to raise money for the rebuilding of the center. "Although the building was insured, we still need to raise some extra money for improvements and expansion to make the building usable for present-day ministry,' said the Rev. John Koedyker, pastor of Word of Hope Church.
Len Painter
Sep 28, 2011

He said donations of any amount will be gladly accepted.

“We just want people to come together and celebrate together that face that the community supports and cares for each other,” Koedyker said.

The fire erupted in the early morning of Aug. 6. It was doused by firefighters from Fruitport, Norton Shores and Ferrysburg.

“After the initial shock, members of the church are looking at the whole thing in a very positive way,” Koedyker said. “The congregation has voted to rebuild the Community Center and redesign it so that it better meets the ministry’s present needs.”

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