Church moving services to South Waverly
A nondenominational Christian church that began holding services in Sayre earlier this year will soon move to a larger location.
Sonrise Christian Life Independent Church will begin holding Sunday services at the South Waverly borough hall Dec. 16, said the church's pastor, Rev. Andrew E. Belokur. An open house will be held following the 10 a.m. service, with cake, ice cream and coffee to be served, he said.
The church had been hosting services at the Best Western Grand Victorian Inn in Sayre, but the new space will give the congregation room to grow and will allow Sonrise to include a separate service for children, Belokur said.
Held at the same time as the 10 a.m. Sunday service, the "children's church" will divide children by age group and will serve those up to and including sixth grade, Belokur said. A baby nursery will also be available.
The move allows the church to reach out to families with young children who may have had trouble attending services in the past, Belokur said. The larger space will also give the church room to bring in a contemporary live worship band, which will perform at services beginning Dec. 23, he said.
Services at the church are informal and relaxed, and the church is independent of any affiliation within the Christian religion, Belokur said.
The church will continue to host a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 785 Sujan Rd. in Waverly.
For more information, visit the church's website, www.sonriseclic.com, or call (607) 221-8008.
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