walking up the stepsHighlights from the Building Re-Dedication Day!

Thanks to all who planned, cleaned, attended and celebrated the rededication of our building on March 8.  Here are some of the wonderful highlights:
  • Nearly 50 people came to clean on Saturday afternoon
  • The sanctuary was filled with people and joy and purpose
  • Our architect and builders worshiped with us
  • Soup and sandwiches flowed from our new kitchen
  • People made every stop in our new elevator, just to see where it went!
  • Worshipers lingered and toured and talked into the afternoon
  • Bay Colony Brass filled the sanctuary with powerful music
  • More than sixty people shared a potluck supper
  • Laughter flowed!
  • A full congregation worshiped @ the Well, and sang and clapped to great jazz music too.
  • Thanks to the elevator, many people were able to have icecream in the Upper Room and saw it for the first time!
Though work continues, the end is in sight.  Come and see for yourself, and feel the renewed spirit of Hancock!
Peace,
Paul
nancy blessing kitchen

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

God of grace and God of glory, we praise your name this day for your continuing faithfulness with us. Because of your faithfulness, we have found vision to make our building as accessible as our hearts have always been. Because of your faithfulness, we found vision to see how we might be changed. Because of your faithfulness, leaders emerged to guide us in ways that listened to all, and honored each contribution. Because of your faithfulness, this home of yours is now accessible to all. Let us now love our church home not by keeping it as a pristine museum, but by using it as a tool for our ministry together: a home for ministry for the bruised and the broken hearted, a gathering spot for sharing joys and concerns, the spiritual center of a congregation committed now and always to the pursuit of the common good, and the creation of your beloved community. With thankful hearts we praise you, lifting our prayers to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

GROWING FOR GOOD

 

PHOTOS BY PAUL TOPALIAN AND NICOLE LOCHER

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dana at rededication

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