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Church to restore tradition

November 11, 2013

Believers’ Bible Fellowship has stood in Churubusco for 142 years. Photo contributed

CHURUBUSCO — The aged assertion, “When it rains, it pours,” seemed to be an understatement this past spring and summer for Believers’ Bible Fellowship, 316 N. Main St., Churubusco.

The unusually wet spring and summer left the church’s basement drenched and damp.

After repairing the source of the problem, the members of the church were met with the need to repair the damage. Not only were they confronted with crumbling basement walls, many of which are rock and mortar, but also black mold.

Church members soon realized that the restitution was beyond their capabilities.

Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Northeast Indiana was consulted and is currently working to rectify the situation.

Due to the extensive black mold, the church was forced to move temporarily out of its facilities. Sue Frazier graciously offered her three-car garage. The church hopes to be back in its facility by Thanksgiving.

As one of the oldest standing churches in the area and one of the first buildings in Churubusco, members of BBF are willfully working at keeping the building standing as long as possible.

For 142 years, the church has stood on the northeast corner of North Main Street and East Tulley Street in Churubusco.

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