Faith Presbyterian on the move

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by Krysia McCurdy and AnnMary Northrup/Faith Presbyterian Church
The wait is almost over. After worshipping at the Indian Land Recreation Center for nearly 10 years, the Faith Presbyterian Church congregation, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. David M. Bender, will soon move into their new multipurpose worship space at 7520 Charlotte Highway (at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road) in Indian Land.
On Oct. 3, 2010, Faith Presbyterian was officially chartered as a church of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Since its inception, Faith has been connected to Lancaster County and the surrounding area, especially Indian Land, with its ministries: Second Harvest food bank, Belair United Methodist Church food pantry, Lancaster Children’s Home, Mothers Morning Out, Vacation Bible School and various youth programs. The church also supports are Water Mission International, Dimes for Hunger and Operation Christmas Child.
Following a successful churchwide capital campaign, the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Faith building took place in spring 2016 at the site of the former Six Mile Presbyterian Church. Erected in the mid-1800s, that historic facility now houses Faith’s church office.
On Jan. 25, Lancaster County issued an official building permit to the church. The construction is now in its final stages. Worship services will continue to be held at 10 a.m. in the Indian Land Recreation Center until completion of the new building.
The church’s official dedication  has been set for Sunday, Oct. 1.