Church develops community for seniors | The Charlotte Observer

The Rev. Mary John Dye, right, pointed out locations of new buildings on Mt. Zion's planned
The Rev. Mary John Dye, right, pointed out locations of new buildings on Mt. Zion’s planned “senior campus.” With her is Barbara Broadway, a member of the Mt. Zion committee overseeing the project. (©2015 David Boraks)

My latest article for The Charlotte Observer:

In 1997, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church bought land just south of its sanctuary with an idea of one day using it to serve to the community. For years, it went unused, except as a wooded campsite for the church’s Boy Scout troop.

Then a decade ago, church leaders under former senior pastor, the Rev. Mike Bailey, began developing a long-range vision for a “senior campus” on the roughly 23 acres. Now, the final pieces of that plan are falling into place.

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