Do you believe in miracles? I do. As you drive by Christ Church, you might do a double take because there is now a building on our campus that seemed to appear before our very eyes. The new Neighbor to Neighbor building went up in 72 hours. Respecting the best interests of our church and the surrounding neighborhoods, Neighbor to Neighbor chose to use modular construction which was the most cost efficient and would minimize disruption to our campus and neighborhood. The sections of the new structure were built off site, then transported and assembled on campus. The building is now being completed, inside and out, and is scheduled to open by mid-November.
So many members of Christ Church Greenwich were a driving force in helping this new Neighbor to Neighbor building become a reality. They have lent their faithful leadership to this effort for 13 years. My predecessor, the Rev. Jim Lemler, was particularly instrumental in helping to make this happen. He leaned deeply into this effort and provided much of the necessary leadership to make this possible. This new building will greatly augment Neighbor to Neighbor’s ability to serve people in need in an atmosphere of dignity with love and care. This is exactly what our faith calls for in the words of Jesus found in Matthew 25, “Whatever you have done for the least of these you have done for me.” I am so proud of Christ Church and everyone in the Greenwich community who made this happen.