Atlanta Church to Begin Services at Morris Brown College on June 1st

Friendship Baptist Church sign (Photos by Maria Saporta)

Atlanta Church to Begin Services at Morris Brown College on June 1st

Reports from Saportareport.com

For Friendship Baptist Church, Sunday will be its last sermon in the historic home of worship where it has been rooted since 1871.

The church will be demolished in the next several months and eventually replaced by the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium that is scheduled to open in 2017.

Starting on June 1, the Friendship congregation will begin gathering on the Morehouse College campus in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center — which will serve as its temporary home – until it is able to rebuild a new church in the Vine City community.

Moving to the Morehouse College campus – even on a temporary basis – provides a beautiful symmetry for Friendship Baptist Church.

We can understand that this will be a sad moment for many but Morris Brown College has had its glory days and will eventually be rented and leased out in order to keep the college going for how long, we don’t know. At least it serves a purpose and gives the church a home temporarily.