Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Getting to Know the Neighbors

Photo by Evan Brandt
The former St. Peter's Church, has been purchased by a 
Conshohocken church named Higher Ground International.
The pastor and members of Higher Ground Church International, which has purchased the former St. Peter's Church and school on South Street, met with neighbors Tuesday night to assuage fears that the Conshohocken-based church plans to open a homeless shelter or boarding house.

Well actually, they do want to open a boarding house, two in fact; one in the former convent and one in the former rectory.

But rather than house homeless or random people off the street, the plan is to have one-year leases and specialize in housing veterans, Pastor Steve Martin told the dozen or so neighbors who accepted the church's invitation circulated Sunday in the neighborhood.

A Frequently-Asked-Questions sheet answered many of the neighborhoods questions before they were asked, but the group kept Martin busy answering questions for about 90 minutes nevertheless.

Most of the answers to those questions can be found in the Tweets below.

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