CHRISTIANSBURG – To say this is a homecoming of monumental and historical proportions would be an understatement for Cambria Baptist Church.
After over 100 years, Cambria Baptist Church will return to their place of origin at 100 West Main St. in what is now known as the Great Roads on Main.
On Dec. 24, Cambria Baptist Church welcomes the public to their services on Christmas Eve in the historical hall with an 11 a.m. service and a 5 p.m. traditional candlelight service. The candlelight service will begin with a devotional, then will follow with Christmas hymns, and will conclude with the congregation moving outdoors into the patio area for the candle lighting. Due to fire restrictions in the building, the candles must be lit outdoors; however, the courtyard provides a garden area that makes the setting perfect for a gathering.
Pastor Keith Crowgey will lead the congregation in prayer and song with a backdrop of cathedral ceilings and ornate stained-glass windows, says Kayla Zwald, Director of Family Ministries, as well as the Communications and Marketing for the Church.
“It has been over 100 years since we’ve held a service there,” Zwald said. “The church was planted in 1909.”
Great Roads Café recently closed, and the building is now up for sale with Long and Foster listing the commercial property at $2.5 million. There are three buildings in all that include a coffee shop, restaurant, and multiple suites that are currently leased commercially, according to www.longandfoster.com.