7/18/2013 4:11:00 PM Parish hosts social hour in half-finished church
St. Edward Parish photo Catholics in Keizer gather in St. Edward’s half-finished church.
KEIZER — On June 30, St. Edward Church held its first coffee and donuts in the now half-completed new church to have the experience of looking up through the roof before the building is complete.
“Everyone had a great time and the weather was fine,” Father Gary Zerr, pastor, said. Construction on the new church, which is currently at 5303 River Road North, is expected to be complete by early 2014. The existing church facility will be replaced or remodeled into a community center to serve the parish’s 128 ministries and many events throughout the year.