Korean Congregation Maintains Lunch Tradition in Spite of Fire

March 25, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On March 25, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported on the "New Church of Atlanta, a nondenominational Korean congregation that lost its church" in January in a fire. The congregation had been holding services in space borrowed from another church, but decided to "return to the only structure at New Church that survived the televised fire -- the fellowship hall," so that they could go back to the 11 a.m. service, which allowed them to eat lunch together afterward. At their big lunches, "Everybody stays to chat, share and laugh together."