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The following article appeared on page 3b of the Friday, July 21, 2000 issue of the Camden County Tribune & The Southeast Georgian. The article is copyright 2000 The Tribune & Georgian.

newspaper.jpg (41745 bytes)New church now
forming in Kingsland

 By Heather Culp
Of The Tribune & Georgian Staff

 A new church is working to become a part of the Kingsland family by getting to know the community. 
         
Rev. Frank Logue was hired by the Episcopal bishop of Georgia last May to form a new Episcopal Church in Kingsland. A task he said was fulfilling, although a lot of work.
            “It is a slow process to build a church from scratch. Right now I’m meeting people one person at a time,” Logue said.
            Logue is combining the classic, old-fashioned knocking on door method with new technology to spread the news about his forming a church and meeting members of the community.
            Logue has been knocking on doors and meeting the people of Kingsland since his arrival and has already included Kingsland residents in the building of the church.
            He used door-to-door work to let the community take part in one of the biggest decisions the forming church has had to make so far, the name of the church.
            Logue said the people of Kingsland decided the name of the new church. He had a list of half a dozen prospective names and asked people which they preferred. The first 25 people he asked all chose King of Peace out of those names, so Logue decided that was definitely the right name for the new church.             The name is fitting because it plays off the name Kingsland, said Logue.
            “After all, who is the king, really?” asked the new pastor.
            Logue is using an Internet web site to help spread the word about the new church and allow people to learn what the church is all about. He said the technology is helping him reach even more people.
            The web site gives the church the opportunity to reach people who want to learn about the church but are afraid of the pressure to join that might result from calling or meeting the new pastor.
            “It allows us to reach the people who would be turned away by the prospect of talking face to face,” said Logue.
            Logue said he was building the new church from the people up because the primary focus of his church was the people.
            “Church is about the people first,” said Logue, “Getting a building—that will come.”
            The church is still small, said Logue, but it is growing.
            “Right now it is just me, my wife and daughter and about a half dozen others who consider themselves part of the church.”
            Logue said that the church was right on track.
            “Different people want to get involved at different points. Some like to help from the beginning while others like to come in after the church is already established.”
            Logue understands from personal experience the way churches grow. King of Peace will not be the first church Logue has helped start in a community.
            While he was in seminary, Logue worked to help start a church with another Pastor. Logue said they started that church with nothing and two and a half years later the church had 120 members.
            “It gave me the chance to experience this so I had an idea of what I was doing before I started,” Logue said.
            The new church places a strong emphasis on family and community, said Logue, who said he specializes in helping young families and children’s programs.
            Logue’s own family is a dominant part of his life and this can be seen in his daily life and personal space. The pastor’s wallet is loaded with pictures of his 9 year-old daughter, Griffin, depicting the girl from birth to present with pictures of his wife, Victoria, scattered in between. It is a small treasure Logue is eager to share.
            Logue said his church was about communication and the community. He wants his church to be a place where people can come to ask questions.
            “The emphasis of the church is that we communicate together as a community,” Logue said. “You don’t have to all believe the same thing to be a part of that community.”
            Logue said that other churches in the area had been welcoming and receiving him and his family very well.
            “I have never considered other churches to be competition. I’m glad others here feel the same way,” he said. “We are all here with the same mission, to help people with their relationships with God.”
            King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland will soon begin Bible study and will be opening a course in the fall designed for people interested in finding out more about Christianity and what it means to them, said Logue. He hopes to have his first service in a building on Christmas Eve.
            Interested parties can find more information about the new church by going to www.kingofpeace.org or by contacting the new church’s pastor, Rev. Frank Logue by calling (912) 510-7631 or by e-mailing him at frank@kingofpeace.org. Logue is excited about meeting the people in the community and welcomes any calls or comments.

 

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