TEC Dio. of Connecticut Sells Avon Property to Farmington Valley American Muslim Center

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) sold its property at 35 Harris Road, Avon, former home to Christ Episcopal Church, to the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Inc. (FVAMC).

The sale, for $1.1 million, was completed on October 21, 2014.

The building was vacated after the congregation voted in 2012 to dissolve as a parish and close by the end of that year.

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5 comments on “TEC Dio. of Connecticut Sells Avon Property to Farmington Valley American Muslim Center

  1. David Keller says:

    Sun Will Rise in East
    Dog Bites Man
    TEC Sells Church to Muslims

  2. tjmcmahon says:

    Has the TEC diocese in Connecticut always called itself “The Episcopal Church in Connecticut”? After all the fuss they have made in South Carolina about who gets to use the word “diocese” I am rather surprised that Connecticut does not use the word.

    “I thank God that through the stewardship of our property in Avon we have come into relationship with our Muslim neighbors in the Farmington valley. Together we are learning about what it means to be people of faith working together for peace and understanding. It is a blessing to cooperate with the FVAMC in the development of their new home.” (Ian Douglas)
    To read the missive from Ian Douglas, one would think there was no higher calling for TEC than to develop property for the use of Islamic worship centers. Here is your next PB folks.

  3. Katherine says:

    I am fully aware that most Muslims in this country are not violent and do not intend evil to their neighbors. But I presume Bishop Douglas is not fully aware that Islam is anti-Christian in its foundational texts and traditions. The call to prayer which will issue from the former Christ Episcopal will say, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is his Messenger.” Muhammad, not Jesus. Perhaps the denial of the essential Christian teaching that Jesus is God incarnate doesn’t mean so much to the Bishop? Denying Christ does not further “God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation.”

  4. Br. Michael says:

    Katherine, this was to be expected. Surely you don’t confuse TEC and this Bishop with anything Crhistian do you? Thay abandoned that a long time ago. This sale makes perfect sense.

  5. magnolia says:

    indeed no. 4, indeed. they may silently believe that this is a triumph. i have nothing against peaceful muslims however i still don’t want them taking over churches that were built by Christians who believed they would remain so in perpituity. TEC = blasphemy