Thursday, November 7, 2013

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St. John’s Church

This past Sunday I had the pleasure to present a Senate Resolution with Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante to Gloucester’s St. John’s Church to commemorate its 150th anniversary.  Following its founding, St. John’s Church became a focal point in the City of Gloucester, and it has always been a great partner in the community.

Not only does St. John’s Church provide spiritual guidance, but it tirelessly assists and aids others in need.  Some of the ways the church supports the community, include:

·         Collecting food donations every week to benefit The Open Door Food Pantry;

·         Operating a thrift shop that also provides goods to those in need;

·         Providing sandwiches to the homeless through the Action Shelter, Inc.; and

·         Assisting those with the desire to move out of poverty and into a sustainable life through the Grace Center.

The services provided by St. John’s Church wouldn’t be a reality if not for the guidance of Reverend Bret Hays, and the support of the members of the church.  Their dedication has been tremendous over the years.

Pictured in the photo above is Representative Ferrante, Rev. Bret Hays, City Councilor Paul McGreary, Kim Prentice, supporters of St. John’s Church, and myself.