With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Peter we have acquired a lease for a space of our own at 3701 N. Sheridan, Peoria, Illinois. This new location places us right in the center of the Peoria city limits.
|Location of New Space relative to Zion Church|
It is ~700 sqft in the rear of a retail/office building (donning blue curtains in the image below). It has plenty of parking and should serve our needs nicely for this next phase of our community's development.
|3710 N. Sheridan, Peoria, Illinois (Google Street View)|
|Our New Location|
This coming weekend (August 30/31, civil) we will hold services at Zion Church in Brimfield for our last time. We are grateful for the hospitality of the community at Zion, Father Thomas, and of the Bishop of the Diocese of Quincy Juan Morales, and the dean Fr. Shawn Doubet. These Anglican Christians in and around Peoria responded immediately and enthusiastically to our earliest introductions, offering the immediate use of their facilities and have joyfully shared their spaces with Holy Transfiguration for our first two years. May they forever be numbered among our "founders and benefactors".
Services at the new Peoria location will begin the weekend of September 6-7 (civil).
In addition, we will now refer to the mission as our incorporated name, "Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church" and begin establishing our identity accordingly.
Please pray for us!