St. Louis's Church
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Barricade Level: EHB
Graffiti: UBCS Shelter - Keep At VS+2
July 14, 2008 EHB, No Power, No Transmitter--Dr Mycroft Chris 05:14, 14 July 2008 (BST)
Barricaded and in survivor hands. --Franz georg schmidt 20:26, 9 June 2008 (BST)
St. Louis's Church is one of three churches within the suburb of Pennville. Located in the very central parts of the suburb, but slightly towards the east side, St. Louis's Church is found at the coordinates [85,84]. It is also located just north of one of the other churches in the suburb - St. Gall's Church. Before the outbreak, both St. Galls and St. Louis's churches teamed up to offer better service to Pennville. They offered group services with more congregants than any church in Malton and even offered discounts at the local cemetery. Since then, it has become a safehouse to survivors hiding from zombies and a source of communication via mobile phones.
Some 100 years ago, St. Louis's Church had been part of St. Gall's seminary. The seminary became endangered when dissensions in the church doctrine of fellowship arose amongst the faculty and student body. Further dissatisfaction with the administration led the faculty and attending ministers to go their separate ways.
Although the seminary dissolved, a conservative group led by Prof. Ivan Colsworth remained at St. Gall's chapel, evangelizing the community in hopes to gather support from them. An opposing group led by Prof. Eckhart Rexworth were unwilling to give up the seminary campus or the doctrinal fight; they converted the library across the street from the seminary into a chapel and did the same evangelizing of the community. Because of resulting financial trouble from the church split, both factions agreed to sell the other buildings. The dormitory was sold to a local banker, who built it into Sellers Bank.
Modern St. Louis's Church
The two churches settled their differences over beer and brats one evening at Colsworthy Arms; noted theologian and head minister of St. Galls, Anton Steinbrecher, invited all the members of both congregations to a Bible study and open discussion. Both churches stubbornly felt it was doomed, but after hearing the ministers of each congregation speak, the church leaders resolved the differences, surprisingly without compromise. From then on, the congregations worked jointly for the good of the community. They offered group services with more congregates than any church in Malton and even offered discounts at the local cemetery. Since the outbreaks, both churches have become safehouses to survivors hiding from zombies and a source of communication via mobile phones. The original seminary tunnels built underneath and between the buildings were dug open again for safety and running supply-lines.
St Louis Cemetery
After the Split of the two churches, the cemetery was heavily disputed. With the histories of both churches tied to the cemetery, noone could take rightful claim. To resolve this dispute, Ivan Colsworth offered Eckhart Rexworth the cemetery for help building a radio tower.