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Church of the Good Shepherd dedicates community prayer garden

PRESS PHOTOS BY SHARON SCHRANTZ The Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis held a dedication ceremony July 31 for its new community prayer garden. The church celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2021 and set the garden as a goal. Included in the garden are a fountain and engraved bricks commemorating past and present church and community members. The ceremony included a butterfly release representing a new chapter in the church. ABOVE: Bricks are an integral part of the community prayer garden.
RIGHT: Committee members involved with the project include: front row, left to right, Pastor Matt Gorkos, Carol Knerr, Joanne Nosal; back row, left to right, Patrick Dodson, Roger Werley and Carole Bauder. The committee thanked ESSA Bank and Trust, Eights Gym and Fitness, KC Stoves & Fireplaces, all from Alburtis and Salvatore's Pizza in Macungie for their support.