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St Philip’s in Berlin Friedenau needs a new roof!

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Hear ye! Hear ye! The latest from Berlin. On Pentecost 2010 the roof of St. Philip’s almost caved in and it has been unsafe to go into the building since then. The congregation is worshiping in the mother church, St. Nathaniel, I believe, or in the social hall, which is behind the church. They have begun a fund-raising project for the roof and a series of benefit concerts.

See the article http://www.schoeneberg-evangelisch.de/thema/index13d.shtml

When I worked in Berlin, they called me a fraternal worker or an Ost-Bote, that means, a messenger to the East. Often the Church in West Berlin helped the churches in Eastern Germany, whose roofs needed repair and I would relay the messages. After Willy Brandt’s eastern policies took effect, Berliners could go over there themselves.

I am told that the churches in the West have now become poor. What can we do for St. Philip’s?

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Written by peterkrey

January 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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