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(WBIR) An Oak Ridge church that voted two years ago to relocate to make way for a multi-million dollar development is moving into its new home.

After nearly six decades at its original location, the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church celebrated the transition with a parade.

Led by three of its founding members, the congregation walked into its new church just down the road near Summit Medical.

"This is a great day. We've been waiting for this day for over two years, working toward it, hoping for it, praying for it and now it's arrived and we're so excited," Rev. Jake Morrill said.

The church continued the celebration with its first service inside the new building.

The relocation process began in 2012, when the church sold its original site to make way for a 30-million-dollar Kroger Marketplace. The first part of that development opened this past June.


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