Ten members of the area’s clergy led a blessing of our new home at
5 Tenney Way in Brunswick
on October 27.

Now I feel it belongs to us,”
whispered a Gathering Place volunteer.

Front Row :  Rev. Virginia Derr, Rev. Annette Mott, Rev. Sylvia Stocker, Rev. Jeanne Tuttle
Rear Row :  Rev. Chick Carroll, Rev. Diane Hoppe Hugo, Rev. Mary Baard, Elder Hardman. Elder Andrus, Rev. George Hardy.

More than 30 guests and volunteers
attended the service
which marked the culmination
of a year long campaign to raise funds
and construct a safe place
for the poor and homeless to spend the day.

One of the most moving moments came in a prayer for the forgotten members of the community led by the Reverend George Hardy.

Each verse was followed by the response “Hear Our Prayer”.