NE church still standing despite loss of building

Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
August 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Although the building collapsed, the church still stands.

And now, officials are saying the remainder of the building must come down.

On the morning of Aug. 7, almost 65 people, children and adults, were inside the sanctuary of Rios de Agua Viva church, located at 3200 Independence Ave., when the side of the building started to collapse. Later that day, the ceiling collapsed. Nobody was injured.

The Rev. Herminio Leal, leader of the church said the city makes the final decisions and have told him the building is beyond repair and will need to be demolished. A demolition date has not yet been established.

“There’s nothing I can do,” Leal said.

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    St. Joseph’s Tables around the area

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 12, 2014

    On March 19, neighborhood Catholic churches will celebrate the feast of Saint Joseph.

    But if you like Italian cookies, then it’s not just a day for Catholics.

    In the northeast neighborhood, three churches – Holy Rosary, Saint Anthony and Holy Cross – will each celebrate an old Sicilian tradition on March 18 and 19. The celebrations begin with first, a blessing of the St. Joseph’s table on Tuesday, March 18. The tradition began during the Middles Ages,

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    Community Front Porch

    By ADAM LOPEZ
    Northeast News
    November 6, 2013

    Grace Church of the Nazarene, 4300 Independence Ave., celebrates its 90th anniversary Oct. 25 with a grand opening of its community front porch. The event included a variety of worship bands and choirs along with refreshments.  Grace tore down part of the fellowship hall, which had fallen into disrepair, to create the “front porch.” “As (Pastor) Tammy and I were reflecting on the space the other day, we realized probably half the churches in the world worship in places like this outside, without a church building,” Grace Church

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    NEHS alum helps Nueva Vida Church go green

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Thanks to a Northeast High School alum, Nueva Vida (New Life) Church in Historic Northeast is harnessing the power of the sun to reduce electricity costs.

    Solar panels now line the church’s flat roof, soaking up the sun and saving the church thousands.

    Located at 141 N. Lawndale Ave., the building is more than 100 years old and the cost of heating and cooling the building ranged from $2,000 to $4,000 per month.

    “We were spending so much money on electricity,” Nueva Vida Pastor Sam DeLeon said. “It’s (solar

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    Churches in Historic Northeast

    The Northeast News offers this directory listing of churches in the area. Institutions offering services in Spanish are marked by an asterisk (*).

     

    *Apostolic Assembly: 2425 Oakley Ave.; 816-241-9907 Worship: Sun. 1:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school 11:30 a.m.

     

    Avenue Baptist Church: 522

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    Churches in Historic Northeast

    The Northeast News offers this directory listing of churches in the area. Institutions offering services in Spanish are marked by an asterisk (*).

    *Apostolic Assembly: 2425 Oakley Ave.; 816-241-9907 Worship: Sun. 1:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school 11:30 a.m.

    Avenue Baptist Church: 522

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