By Kevin Eigelbach, WCPO Cincinnati (Ohio)
The parable of Christ notwithstanding, apparently you can put new wine in an old wineskin.
At least, that’s been the case with New City Presbyterian Church, a 6-year-old congregation that’s thriving in the 94-year-old building that formerly housed the Norwood Presbyterian Church.
Earlier this month, New City started holding two Sunday morning worship services instead of one. The church sanctuary comfortably seats about 325, lead pastor Josh Reitano said, and services were becoming crowded, with about 300 adults and 125 children in the building on Sundays.
New City started with 15 members, all of them former members of North Cincinnati Community Church in Mason who lived near Norwood. North Cincinnati was founded in 1994 when Walter Wood Jr. came from Atlanta to start a new church.