By Peggy Hubert
Special to the Advocate
Many children living in inner-city
That situation ended in January, as the former
Moore Community House has been endowed with hand-made toy kitchen sets -- stove, refrigerator and sink -- in all the toddlers' rooms.
The Epworth facility is only temporary while Moore Community House completes its new child development center.
Friends and supporters of Moore Community House had a prayer walk around the property a few months ago. Since it is a child development program, it seemed appropriate to include children in the walk. Participants sang children's Bible songs as they walked the grounds, and learned that the property is ideal for a large building with plenty of room for outdoor play.
The group gathered in a circle after the walk to pray. Each child was encouraged to say a sentence prayer, and they all contributed, including a 3-year-old who said the blessing, the only prayer she knows. Every adult then added to the prayers, with Moore Executive Director the Rev. Carol Burnett closing with a blessing.
When the new center is completed, Epworth will be turned over to the community as a community center.