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Kalamazoo church handing ownership over to advocacy coalition

by Jorge Rodas | Newschannel 3 Monday, March 2nd 2020 https://wwmt.com/news/local/kalamazoo-church-handing-ownership-over-to-advocacy-coalition KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Leaders of one of the oldest buildings in Kalamazoo are planning to hand ownership over to what they said they hope will be a better future. First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan Ave., first opened its doors in 1853. Pastor Dave Nichols said after years of declining membership, the congregation didn’t require the…

Statement of Unity after George Floyd’s Murder

K.N.A.C. (Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition) is united in sadness over the murder of George Floyd, the latest in a never-ending parade of senseless and racist killings of our Black brothers and sisters.  K.N.A.C.’s mission is to alleviate poverty, eliminate discrimination, and celebrate the arts. These aspirations are for all the citizens of Kalamazoo. We practice radical hospitality in welcoming all people into our home, the…

First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo changing ownership

KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) (Original Article)— A longtime church in Kalamazoo has announced that it will be changing ownership. First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, located at 315 W. Michigan Ave., has been open in the city ever since 1853. However, officials with the church say that the building has become unsustainable as is. Citing factors such as rising maintenance costs, decreasing membership, and more space than needed,…

What do you do with a big, old church? First Baptist gets creative

SECOND WAVE SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN | KATHY JENNINGS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2018 https://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/What-do-you-do-with-a-big-old-church-First-Baptist-gets-creative-0208.aspx The way through First Baptist Church is winding and climbs. Starting on the lower level past the spicy smells spilling out of the kitchen, Building Manager Nicholas Baxter leads the way to all his favorite nooks and crannies. Up first one flight, stopping on two more. Peeking into a classroom being used as a gathering space here…