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Schenectady Church turns 100 | NEWS10 ABC


A church in Schenectady is celebrating its centenary tonight.

“This church has been through a lot in these 100 years and we are so excited to celebrate 100 years here in the town of Schenectady,” said church member John Hodorowski.

The church was established in 1922 in Schenectady, now known as Liberty Church New York since 2018. Tonight they are celebrating this monumental milestone by kicking it off with an hour h’orderves, historical presentation through the years and a service. The mission of Liberty Church is simple.

“That’s what Jesus called us to do, that’s love our neighbors right and that’s what we’re doing,” says “happy” member Lydia Lilly Colon.

Three years ago, the church joined the national nonprofit organization Care Portal. Helping over 1,100 families in Schenectady.

Church members say it is an honor and a privilege to be part of the church with such longevity and a significant place in the community. Qualities not lost for the youngest faithful

“The best part of this church is that I can be part of the worship team and then I’m able to praise the Lord” Jason Otero. “I agree,” added David Pickett.

Pastor Graham-Parker has a message for the community, they are not done doing the Lord’s work.

“We love the city, we love being here, we are aware of a challenge, but we are hopeful for its future,” says Pastor Graham-Parker.