City church, born at the end of the Spanish Flu, turns 100 in the midst of another pandemic

Nearly a century ago, in a flurry of Sunday morning services, special evening concerts and prayer meetings, the people of Home Street Presbyterian Church celebrated the grand opening of their new church on the corner of Home Street and Portage Avenue.

They probably felt in need of some big parties, after weathering a global pandemic and the end of a war just a couple of years earlier.

This fall, in the middle of another global pandemic, the current occupants of that brick and limestone structure at 318 Home St. celebrated a hundred years of nearly continuous worship and community service without physically being in the building.

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