To the editor:
Even as many homes and businesses have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, so too public institutions on the islands. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ was spared much of the damage that others experienced, but we were without power for over a week. LCEC did a fine job of addressing the many challenges they faced in getting power restored, but as things wore on the week after the storm we realized we needed to make alternative arrangements for our Sunday worship service on Sept. 17. We are most grateful to the Sanibel Community Association for making their beautifully restored facility available to us! Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall made all the necessary arrangements and Lance Lambert did everything possible to make us feel at home that morning.
In their mission statement the SCA says that they exist “to enrich community spirit.” They most certainly do! Thank you!
The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner
Senior Pastor, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ