Pu­per­vi­sors seek fund­ing for­tobc

Public Spirit - - FRONT PAGE - By Natalya Bu­cuy

Jour­nal Reg­is­ter News Ser­vice Last month the Warmin­ster Board of Su­per­vi­sors ap­proved the re­lease of the cur­rent Warmin­ster Re­cre­ation Cen­ter Build­ing to its for­mer owner, Cen­ten­nial School Dis­trict. Now the town­ship is look­ing for funds to build a new home for WREC.

The board ap­proved an agree­ment with Mil­li­gan and Com­pany, an acFRunWLnJ firP, WR SrHSDrH WKH EusLnHss plan for the ap­pli­ca­tion for the Rede­vel­op­ment As­sis­tance Cap­i­tal Pro­gram grant, which, if granted, would sup­ply $1.76 mil­lion to the town­ship for the build­ing of a new WREC.

The new 10,000-square-foot, build­ing would be built in Warmin­ster Community Park and would be con­structed if the fund­ing is se­cured next year,

“We’re look­ing for­ward to­ward mov­ing for­ward with this,” said Su­per­vi­sor Mark Mchee.

The cur­rent WREC was an el­e­men­tary school un­til Cen­ten­nial School Dis­trict sold the prop­erty to the town­ship for $1 in 1988. The build­ing houses not only the town­ship’s parks and re­cre­ation depart­ment, but also other ten­ants such as Head Start and Time for Tots Child De­vel­op­ment, among oth­ers. Some of the ten­ants moved to the now closed Leary El­e­men­tary School over the past year and the park’s depart­ment has been los­ing rent rev­enue.

Be­cause of the cer­tain clauses in the orig­i­nal agree­ment be­tween the school dis­trict and the town­ship, Warmin­ster faced re­stric­tions in terms of the build­ing use. The town­ship also en­coun­tered a pos­si­bil­ity of the school dis­trict tak­ing the build­ing back at any time, so Warmin­ster did not do any ren­o­va­tions to the 60-year-old build­ing.

$FFRrGLnJ WR WRwn­sKLS RI­fiFLDOs the up­keep and the ren­o­va­tions the build­ing needs are out of the town­ship means as it costs about $134,000 an­nu­ally to main­tain the build­ing, so even if Warmin­ster took full own­er­ship of the build­ing it would face dif­fiFuOWLHs PDLnWDLnLnJ LW.

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aav­isville Church, 325 Street Road, Southamp­ton. An in­ter­ac­tive, in­ter­gen­er­a­tional Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice takes place at 8:30 a.m.; a tra­di­tional ser­vice with choir and or­ches­tra takes place at 11 a.m. Chris­tian ed­u­ca­tion for all ages takes place at 9:50 a.m. Chil­dren’s pro­grams are of­fered through all the ser­vices. In­for­ma­tion: 215-355-6462 or www.dav­isville.org.

First Pres­by­te­rian Church of til­low drove, Eas­ton and Bar­rett roads, Wil­low Grove. AA meet­ings take place Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. and lct. 3 at 8 p.m. Sun­day, Sept. 30 wor­ship ser­vice takes place at 10 a.m., with nurs­ery from 10 to 11 a.m. Bi­ble study takes place lct. 3 at 8 p.m. ln lct. 4, Boy Scouts and choir re­hearsals take place at 7 p.m. In­for­ma­tion: 215-659-5938, fpFwJ@YHrLzRn.nHW Rr www.firsWpreswg.com.

dood phep­herd iutheran Church, 877 Street Road, Southamp­ton. Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship takes place at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Child­care is pro­vided (pagers avail­able) dur­ing ser­vice. Sun­day evening con­tem­po­rary wRrsKLS WDNHs SODFH WKH firsW DnG third Sun­day evenings at 7 p.m. In­for­ma­tion: 215-357-4791 or www.voicenet.com/~gslc.

drace iutheran Church, 1169 W. Street Road, Warmin­ster. Wor­ship ser­vice is held at 11:15 a.m. Sun­days. Adult Bi­ble study and Sun­day school take place at 10 a.m. In­for­ma­tion: 215-672-8181.

eat­boro Bap­tist Church, 32 N. York Road, Hat­boro. Con­tem­po­rary Sun­day ser­vice fea­tur­ing ca­sual dress, a full band and an in­for­mal style will take place at 9 a.m. Tra­di­tional ser­vice takes place at 11 a.m. Chil­dren of all ages are wel­come to at­tend the firsW SDrW RI WKH sHrYLFH wLWK WKHLr par­ents and then are dis­missed to par­tic­i­pate in age-ap­pro­pri­ate Bi­ble-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties. Sun­day school for all ages is of­fered at 10 a.m. Child­care for in­fants is avail­able. In­for­ma­tion: 215-675-8400; www.hat­borobap­tistchurch.com.

eat­boro Community Methodist Church, 723 Pre­ston Lane, Hat­boro. Sun­day ser­vice takes place at 10:30 a.m., with chil­dren’s ser­vices avail­able. Adult and teen Sun­day school classes are at 9:30 a.m. Pas­tor herry R. Ritts leads the ser­vice. In­for­ma­tion: 215-672-1576.

eoly tord iutheran Cfn­de­pen­dent Bi­ble Church of til­low drove, 3155 Dav­isville Road, Wil­low Grove. In­for­ma­tion: 215-659-0919 and In­de­pen­dent-bi­ble.org.

fvy­land Pres­by­te­rian Church, 51 Gough Ave., Ivy­land. Tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vice takes place at 10 a.m. Nurs­ery care is avail­able. Com­mu­nion is FHOHErDWHG WKH firsW 6unGDy RI WKH month. Chil­dren’s Sun­day school be­gins at 10 a.m. In­for­ma­tion: 215-672-2266; www.ivy­land­church.org.

gohnsville oe­formed Church, 615 New­town Road, Warmin­ster. Sun­day wor­ship is at 11 a.m. and Sun­day school is at 9:30 a.m. A spir­i­tual dis­cus­sion group meets Thurs­day evenings. In­for­ma­tion: 215-443-0855.

iehman Memo­rial rnited Methodist Church, 300 S. York Road, Hat­boro. Sun­day tra­di­tional ser­vice will take place at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Cross Con­nec­tion con­tem­po­rary ser­vice, with a sign lan­guage in­ter­preter, is at 9:30 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion Ls FHOHErDWHG WKH firsW 6unGDy RI each month. Sun­day school con­venes at 9:30 a.m. The pas­tors are the Rev. Steven McCo­mas and the Rev. Nancy Lud­wig. Contact the church for the many weekly youth and adult ac­tiv­i­ties, choirs and pro­grams. In­for­ma­tion: 215675-2110 or www.gbgm-umc. org/lehman.

Mchin­ley tist Church, Memo­rial Bap214 Cedar Ave., Wil­low Grove. Sun­day School for all ages be­gins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and wor­ship ser­vice takes place at 10:30 a.m., fol­lowed by tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vices at 11 a.m. Holy com­mu­nion is cel­e­brated the sec­ond Sun­day in each month. Wed­nes­day at noon prayer ser­vices are held. Wed­nes­day night at 7 p.m., prayer ser­vices are held and fol­lowed by Bi­ble study at 7:30 p.m. Please contact the church for a sched­ule of youth ac­tiv­i­ties. In­for­ma­tion: 215-659-3074, www.go2m­ckin­l­ey­church.org or Mckin­ley214@ ver­i­zon.net.

phalom Assem­bly of dod, 1862 him­ball Ave., Wil­low Grove. Shalom of­fers Holy Spirit anointed wor­ship ser­vices Sun­days at 10 a.m. Bi­ble stud­ies rel­e­vant for to­day’s world take place Wed­nes­day evenings at 7 p.m. There are also men’s and women’s meet­ings, youth group and other chil­dren min­istries. In­for­ma­tion: 215-659-5201 or www. shalo­mas.org.

pt. An­drew’s rnited Methodist Church, 999 York Road, Warmin­ster. Sun­day ser­vices take place 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Pas­tor Wendy Bel­lis will de­liver the mes­sage. Sun­day school is avail­able at 9:15 a.m. Nurs­ery care is avail­able for both ser­vices. In­for­ma­tion: 215-675-3748.

pt. Cather­ine of piena Church, 321 Wit­mer Road, Hor­sham. Satur­day evening Mass is cel­e­brated at 5 p.m.; Sun­day Masses are cel­e­brated 7, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Daily Masses are cel­e­brated at 9 a.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Eve of holy day is at 7 p.m. Holy day Masses are 6:30 and 9 a.m.; and 12:05 p.m. In­for­ma­tion: 215-672-2881 or www. stcather­i­neschurch.org.

pt. gohn’s iutheran Church, 505 N. York Road, Hat­boro. Satur­day ser­vice takes place at 5 p.m. Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices take place at 9 and 11 a.m. A cof­fee hour is held be­tween wor­ship ser­vices. Sun- day church school classes for 3-year-olds to 12th-graders, takes place from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Cross­walk­ers meet on Wed­nes­days at 8 a.m. in Wil­low Grove Park mall. Weight Watch­ers meet Thursdays at 6 p.m. Pi­lates meets Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. First Sun­day of the month is Food Pantry Sun­day. Bring a non-per­ish­able item or pa­per prod­ucts to re­stock the pantry. In­for­ma­tion: 215-675-2031 or http://sjlc.web­hop.net.

pt. Philip’s oe­formed bpis­co­pal Church, 220 Nor­ris­town Road, Warmin­ster. The Rev. Jonathan Riches will de­liver the ser­mon at 10:45 a.m. Sun­day. Sun­day school starts be­fore the ser­vice at 9:45. In­for­ma­tion: 215675-8061.

Trin­ity lrtho­dox Pres­by­te­rian Church, 151 W. County Line Road, Hor­sham. Ser­vices take place at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sun­day school for all ages takes place at 11:15 a.m. Call for meet­ing times for groups, Se­nior High, Ju­nior High, Re­tired Men and Love C Stitches (for older women). In­for­ma­tion: 215-6751811 or www.trin­i­ty­opchurch. org.

til­low drove Bap­tist Church, Welsh Road at him­ball Av­enue, Wil­low Grove. Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice takes place at 10:30 a.m.; Sun­day school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Men for dis­cus­sion and prayer meet each Satur­day at 8 a.m. The church of­fers sev­eral in­home evening group meet­ings, in­clud­ing women’s needling group, where it makes blan­kets for the needy. In­for­ma­tion: 215-659-4505 or www. wil­low­grove­bap­tist.org.

til­low drove rnited Methodist Church, 34 N. York Road, Wil­low Grove. Sun­day classes for all ages are held at 9:30 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion is cel­e­brated the first Sun­day of the month. In­for­ma­tion: 215-659-3232.

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