The Lismore Revival Fellowship has come a long way since it began in Ballina in 1980.
Back then, just a handful of people would attend, meeting informally in a nondescript house to share their faith.
From those humble beginnings, an assembly was formed and began meeting in the CWA Hall in Spinks Park, Lismore. The numbers grew and a move was made to the RSL Hall in Wilson Street, South Lismore (now a childcare facility) in 1982.
In 1984, members decided it was time to branch out into their own premises and a building was constructed on a block in Rous Road, Goonellabah. This building was constructed entirely with volunteer labour.
In March 2005, the Lismore Revival Fellowship bought the old RSL building in Market Street at auction, and they have since refurbished the entire space. It now houses a childcare facility, a family counselling centre, a gym, a pool for teaching children to swim, and the Lismore Revival Fellowship, now known as the Market Street Church.
This Saturday, November 25, the church is holding a special open day so people can see the new building, meet the members and hear their stories.
At Market Street were in a convenient and highly visible location, whereas our old location was often hard for people to find, said church member Garry Moylan. Since weve moved into Market Street weve had new people at our meetings almost every weekend. Its just fantastic, and wed love people to come and share our experience this weekend.
The day will include activities for children and free light refreshments, as well as a Red Cross stand where people can find out all about their valuable work and donate if they wish.
The open day will run from 10am, with a movie night that evening. For more information phone 6621 9966 or visit www.marketstchurch.org.au.
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