Press "Enter" to skip to content

Giving thanks

When members of Antioch Christian Fellowship/House of Hope Ministries started an effort to raise money to rebuild their tornado-ravaged church building, little did they know the tremendous support they would receive from neighbors in the Gloucester community and beyond.

Antioch Church located near Coke was severely damaged by the April 2011 tornado that cut across Gloucester, bringing destruction to Page Middle School and countless other properties in its path.

For more than two years, church members gathered for Sunday services at other locations until enough money could be raised by the small congregation to repair their church building, enough for meetings to be held there once again.

With a tremendous amount of work still left to be done and insurance proceeds quickly dwindling, a group of church members decided to start a shoe drive, not only to help raise money to finish the necessary repairs to the church building, but to also help those in other countries who are too po...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.