Historic church building in downtown Brownsburg under new ownership

 

Below is the news release that we’ve sent to local media:

BROWNSBURG — A historic church building in downtown Brownsburg is under new ownership. Trinity Presbyterian Church purchased the property at 204 E. Main St.

Built in 1926 by what is now Calvary United Methodist church, the two-story red brick building with stained glass windows has been home to a variety of congregations over the years — even an antiques shop and interior design company.

Trinity Presbyterian Church bought the building from Church @ Main, and closed on Jan. 31.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is a 12-year-old church plant within the Presbyterian Church in America. The congregation had its beginnings meeting in homes, and over the years rented spaces in schools, the Brownsburg Community Center, and most recently a banquet room at the Strong Building while maintaining offices in a converted house on 700 North.

These days, the congregation is excited to be in a permanent building in downtown Brownsburg.

“It gives us a whole new avenue to reach our community,” Pastor Jim Furey said. “Before, we were pretty much hidden. Now we’re more visible and we want to reach out to the community, being salt and light.”

Furey said being at the new location will help with outreach efforts, including Financial Peace University, men’s and women’s Bible studies, fellowship, vacation Bible school, and free biblical counseling for the community.

Both historic and symbolic, the stained glass window designs in the sanctuary depict several verses in the Bible.

The new owners hope to refurbish the windows by removing the yellowed plexiglass covering, resealing the windows and replacing with clear acrylic so the detail will be more visible from the street.

Furey describes the church as one that is faithful to Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the great commission of Jesus Christ.

“Our goal is to know Christ, and to make him known,” he said.

“It is our joy to share the greatest story ever told, about the greatest person who ever lived, and the greatest offer ever made—the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.”

The church sold its property on 700 North in February, and has been meeting at the downtown location at 204 E. Main Street, Brownsburg since March 3. Sunday worship is at 10:30 with nursery care provided.

For more information, visit www.TrinityBrownsburg.org.