Loan Empowers Korean Church of LaGrange

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By Rev. Daniel Kim, Pastor of Korean Church of LaGrange in LaGrange

The Korean Church of LaGrange was started as a new faith community by the North Georgia Conference in 2007. For 10 years, we met in LaGrange First UMC’s downtown location where parking was a problem.

Five years ago, two members expressed concern about our ability to welcome new visitors and encouraged us to make plans to move into our own building. We began collecting money for our building fund every week.

Then in 2017, at essentially the same time, The North Georgia Conference’s New Church Development and a member suggested I look at the exact same building. I invited our church to visit the building, and they were very happy. I recognized this was God’s time for purchasing the church building.

Thanks to our building fund, financial support from The North Georgia Conference and a low-interest loan from the Georgia United Methodist Foundation, we were able to move into our new church home on December 3, 2017. We now have lots of space to welcome visitors and to host our Sunday school classes, Bible studies, and weekly activities.

This article was originally published in the Georgia United Methodist Foundation's 2017 Annual Report.