Saint Timothy Community Church Expansionby Representative Peter J. Visclosky
Posted on 2015-02-05
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure and admiration
that I congratulate Saint Timothy Community Church in Gary, Indiana, as
its congregation and church leaders join together to celebrate the
opening of a new addition to the church, the Reverend Dr. Robert E.
Lowery Ministry Center. The congregation, along with Senior Pastor
Reverend Dr. Alfred Johnson, Assistant Pastor Reverend R. E. Robinson,
the church staff, and the board of trustees led by President Greg
Jones, will be celebrating the opening of the center with a dedication
service led by Reverend Johnson on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Saint Timothy Community Church was organized in 1926 and has continued to prosper throughout the years. With the deterioration of the existing fellowship hall, church leaders, board members, and parishioners agreed that it was time for a new addition to the church. In order to meet the needs of the growing congregation, the new Reverend Dr. Robert E. Lowery Ministry Center offers church members a variety of amenities geared toward innovative spiritual programs. The new community center houses seven classrooms, a nursery, small meeting rooms, a study area, a full service kitchen, and a banquet hall that seats up to 300 people. The center will also be used for a variety of events and will be available for use by community organizations.
The new center is dedicated to the memory of Reverend Dr. Robert E. Lowery, who ministered to Saint Timothy Community Church for 49 years. Dr. Lowery was a very well-respected and loved pastor, who earned the admiration of many citizens and community organizations throughout Northwest Indiana. His ministry was not only within the church but extended to hospitals, nursing homes, and on the streets. Dr. Lowery's remarkable contributions to Saint Timothy Community Church and to the people of Northwest Indiana and beyond are worthy of our deepest appreciation. His legacy serves as an inspiration to us all.
Mr. Speaker, I ask that you and my other distinguished colleagues join me in honoring Saint Timothy's Community Church and its congregation as they celebrate the opening of the Reverend Dr. Robert E. Lowery Ministry Center. For their commitment to service, and for touching the lives of countless individuals, the church leaders, parishioners, and board members are worthy of the blessings that have been bestowed upon them.