Church members thankful for new space

Members of the Byways and Hedges Church are worshipping in their newly renovated space for the first time on Sunday.

Members of the Byways and Hedges Church are worshipping in their newly renovated space for the first time on Sunday. (9/6/15)

BROOKLYN - Just over a year after their church burned down, members of a Brooklyn congregation are thankful to have a new home.

Members of the Byways and Hedges Church are worshipping in their newly renovated space for the first time on Sunday.

On Aug. 5, 2014, a fire tore through the second floor of the Utica Avenue church, forcing members to worship in a tent on the streets and then finding a temporary home at a school.

The church is now located on East 53rd Street.

The reverend of the church calls the new location a miracle. He says the space was offered to him by a friend who was using it as a church, but then moved.

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