Where to worship in Fayetteville
When the first Scottish settlers came to the Cape Fear region, they brought their faith and their language with them.
Faith was a bedrock then and newcomers continue to bring their beliefs - or find a place already here eager to welcome them. Here's the background on a few of our 425 places of worship:
The big church: If you asked three people how to get to Manna Church, you could well get three different answers. Manna has sanctuaries on Cliffdale Road, one near Haymount and another in Hope Mills. In all, more than 5,000 people call Manna their home church.
The "What's That?" church: Technically, Hindu Bhavan is a temple, not a church. But the building on Cedar Creek Road, which opened in 2010, is a landmark for a growing population in the region who follow Hindu culture and philosophy.
The "Phoenix" church: First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fayetteville has risen from the ashes - much like the city around it. First Presbyterian rebuilt one year after the great fire of 1831 that burned two-thirds of the city with it. It's still building today; work began on a new education building in 2011.