Among those community groups affected by 's plan to is the Narberth Community Food Bank.
Though she "kind of knew it was coming," food bank organizer Gigi Tevlin-Moffat said she didn't officially know the church was for sale until a conversation with Patch on Tuesday.
Still, she was immediately grateful for the past and confident in the future.
"They've been exceptionally generous and caring for us to be in that space. They've been more than generous as a congregation," Tevlin-Moffat said. "I think that it'll take a while to sell the building, and I think we'll be OK, we'll find another space. We'll forge on."
Narberth UMC pastor Lydia Munoz said even after the congregation moves to the St. Luke church building in Bryn Mawr, she intends to keep providing help to the food bank, which is open each Tuesday for Narberth and Lower Merion residents.
Tevlin-Moffat also declared, "The Narberth Community Food Bank has no intention of leaving the borough of Narberth."
Among the other community groups using the church are the Narberth Community Theatre and the New Horizons Senior Center. The theatre has in Delaware County, while the senior center is in talks to relocate, local officials said this week.
"It's disappointing that such a beautiful place has to be sold and the community groups in there will be dispersed, and not under one roof," Tevlin-Moffat said. "I hope everyone finds a spot."
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