“Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”
~ Charles Schulz
Last week, West Liberty historian, Lynn Nickell, posted photos on facebook of the new Methodist Church steeple being placed. On Thanksgiving, I stopped to have a look. It’s an especially important building, in part because it sits prominently on Main Street, but also because it is a sacred space needed in a town that needs hope. Not long after they carried away the carcass of the old building, the church erected a sign. It said, “Jesus is coming back and so are we.” How can you not love a church with a sense of humor like that? Even though the church isn’t finished, I’m quite impressed with what they’re doing. It has been expanded while maintaining the quaint charm of the former building, destroyed in the 2012 tornado, of course. Just across the street, Commercial Bank and the new transit building (I guess it’s another name for a parking structure) are also going up. The jury’s still out on their designs, but for now, the Methodist church is really all we need.