Church as Anchor

McDevitt, Bette
April 2006
Planning;Apr2006, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p37
Trade Publication
The article features the Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. The coffee shop features a 12-step program on Saturdays and a church service on Sundays. The shop was built by John Stanley with material, labor, and money donated by 45 local churches on a former clothing store. Local churches also help in the renovation cost of the coffeehouse. Marcia Lehman said that the coffeehouse adds warmth, aesthetics, compassion as well as knowledge on the needs for support and sustainability in an impoverished community.


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