Bethel A.M.E. Church Community Kitchen Reopens

Politicians and public are invited to celebrate at the 'Table of Hope.'

On Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m., Bethel A.M.E. Church will formally open the doors of its new Community Kitchen officially ending the recovery from Hurricane Irene over two years ago.

The “Table of Hope ”and the John and Hellen Middleton Fellowship Hall will be celebrated with a dedication and reception for the public. The new facility, in the lower level the Church, will be a centerpiece of Bethel’s commitment of service to the community and will be operated by the Spring Street CDC.
Hurricane Irene washed away the lower level of the building in 2011.

“We will celebrate our recovery and all that has been accomplished at our Church and achieved through simple acts of kindness and selflessness. We have also been blessed with an unexpected and singular act of generosity from our friends in the corporate sector. We would be grateful if all our friends and neighbors would join us for the historic event” said Pastor Sidney Williams, Jr. “This rebirth was created by almost all sectors of our community, and we hope that everyone will join us.”

Initially overwhelmed by the complete destruction of its facility, Bethel received help and assistance from many area groups. Other local congregations, neighbors and civic minded individuals pitched in to help with the clean up. Normandy Real Estate Partners, a leading development firm in the county and the state, generously provided a complete rebuilding and renovation of the space.

For more information, call  973-267-8912 or send and e-mail. 


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