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Methodist church hosting event

FAIRMONT – Fairmont United Methodist Church on Sunday will host “Messiah in the Passover,” a demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover.

The event will be held at 10:10 a.m. at the church.

“Messiah in the Passover” is offered by Chosen People Ministries, a more than 100-year-old mission founded by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Hebrew scriptures.

The gathering is open to the public. For more information, call the church at (507) 235-5579.

Founders’ church gets grant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The steeple at Philadelphia’s landmark Christ Church is leaning, and its supporting tower needs serious structural support.

Now, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities the church can shore up the structure. Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross were members of Christ Church.

The tower and steeple — financed by a lottery organized by Franklin — made it the tallest building in America until 1856.

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