Our church reconfiguration project and Dina’s Dwellings have recently received increased attention from circles not directly related to the fight against domestic violence. Susan was able to lead several interested parties through the construction site.
On one recent Saturday, October 24, I had the pleasure of bringing 15 RUTGERS students there. They belonged to the crowd that so often has volunteered here at the church. This time, however, the University had organized a day not for volunteering but for listening to the voices of the community. So I gave a little presentation followed by Question & Answers. The topics ranged from our common history with the University to volunteering in such diverse fields as historic preservation and our Rotating Interfaith Homeless Men’s Shelter to simple questions for the meaning of life and what a church like ours may have to do with it. It was a great interfaith discussion, first in the Randolph Room and then in the evolving new worship space in the church.
I was grateful for Cindy Betancourt, who happened to join us to get a firsthand impression of the construction. Cindy took the pictures.