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Haven Mission: From the inside, cross appears huge

2014-05-19 - 300 Merchant Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
From inside Haven Mission, the glass brick cross dominates - Pastor Jim Williams, who posed for this picture, said some complain about it, "They say they are blinded by the cross," and he added, "I tell that's a good thing. We need to be 'blinded by the cross' - think about its meaning, and get our minds off ourselves. Provenance in the building make it something of a eclectic Adair County church museum. While the building dates from the 1950's when James Woody built it for a "PCA" - remember that? Few do today. But it was at one time a major agribusiness lender - office. The pews? They're a donation from the Egypt Christian Church. Even the piano is a hand-me-down, but pianists coax some perfect church music from it, Jim Williams says.

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