By Riley Manning/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Origins, a church plant of The Orchard in Tupelo, will move to Gloster Creek Village in the fall.
Pastor Jason McAnally said the church’s first service in the new location will be in late October or early November. The building will require heavy renovations due to water damage, but work is scheduled to start at the end of the week.
Though Origins is United Methodist-affiliated through The Orchard, it is an independent branch, complete with its own contemporary music ministry, children’s ministry and Bible study groups. Origins aims to minister to young adults and professionals, but anyone is welcome.
McAnally said the congregation’s growth had forced it to look for a larger meeting space. Average Sunday attendance runs about 75 to 95.
When it began in September 2010, Origins services were at JoJo’s coffee shop on Varsity Drive, which has since gone out of business. Within six months, they needed more space and moved to their current location, The Dance Studio on Spring Street.
Gloster Creek will serve as a more permanent location, allowing for full-time access.
The space was the former location of Premier Lady Gym. It eventually will be equipped with a coffee shop and will encourage the music and art scenes in Tupelo, said McAnally.
Until the new location opens, services will continue at The Dance Studio on Sundays at 6 p.m.