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Susquehanna County Interfaith celebrated the grand opening of their new forever home at 526 Church Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication on Nov. 13.
Pastor Nate Weaver of the Endless Mountain Charge opened the event with prayer, and special words of thanks were offered by Interfaith board chairman Kenneth Foster. A prayer of dedication was given by Dr. William Hagenbaugh.
The Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce assisted with the ceremony, which concluded with the lighting of a Christmas display.
For more than 150 years, the Methodist Church building has been a part of the rich history of Susquehanna County. It has been a gathering place for worship, mourning, celebrations and deep community connection. Interfaith administrators and board members see the rich heritage of the building and the beacon it has been to Susquehanna County as a valuable endowment and an opportunity for the agency to continue the camaraderie and unity of people going forward.
“It is with honor and deep gratitude that Interfaith acknowledges the opportunity to continue this legacy,” said Foster. “This dedication will be a reminder of the legacy, and the Christmas lighting will be a symbol of the joy and promise of hope for our community both now and to those who need us in the future.”
“In a world full of bad news, we are celebrating the ability to give a building new life and continue to help many people in our community,” added Interfaith executive director Cindy Beeman.
Susquehanna County Interfaith is a 501c3 dedicated to providing help and hope in times of need. For more information, interested readers may call 570-278-1776 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.