LOCAL MEGA-CHURCH REACHES OUT TO LEGAL OPPONENTS ON EASTER SUNDAY
Anglican Church Offers Worship Service Time to Episcopal Congregation
Despite Ongoing Legal Proceedings
Contact: Susan Fertig-Dykes at (703) 574-4407 or (703) 201-9698
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (April 6, 2012) – Despite a legal battle over church property,
The Falls Church Anglican, one of seven Anglican congregations sued by The Episcopal Church, has voluntarily offered a worship service time to Episcopal worshippers in its historic church this Easter Sunday.
In this unusual arrangement, both churches will have simultaneous and separate services on the campus of The Falls Church Anglican.
Thousands of DC area residents will be participating.
Media are invited to cover this unique Easter Sunday service at The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, VA (115 East Fairfax Street).
*Sunday, April 8, 2012
*8:45a media arrivals - park in parking lot next to Applebee's
*Susan Fertig-Dykes will meet media outside of main sanctuary (see contact info below)
*9:00a interviews with staff and parishioners at The Falls Church Anglican
*10:00a broll/audio/photos of The Falls Church Anglican Easter service
The Rev. Dr. John Yates, rector of The Falls Church Anglican, said, "Having served as rector of The Falls
Church Anglican since 1979, I have witnessed first-hand this congregation’s spirit of generosity to the local
community and beyond. Continuing to exemplify Christ in this way, our congregation is
rearranging its worship schedule to provide an Easter service time for local Episcopal
worshippers despite litigation that has been brought against us.
"The death and resurrection of our Lord this Holy Week remind us that even though we are facing
legal obstacles, He continues to work through the Christ-filled hearts of our congregation. Our
prayer is that the historic site will continue always to be a place where the transforming gospel of
Jesus Christ is proclaimed and lived," concluded Dr. Yates.
Please contact Susan Fertig-Dykes at (703) 574-4407 or (703) 201-9698 if you plan to attend and/or conduct interviews.