Sandy Hook Memorial Tent to Close

Calvary Chapel Southbury regrets to announce that the Memorial Tent that they have been operating in Newtown will be closing on Sunday.

February 5, 2013, NEWTOWN, CT– Calvary Chapel Southbury regrets to announce that the Memorial Tent that they have been operating in Newtown on Church Hill Road (right off of exit 10) since shortly after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be closing on Sunday, February 10.  If you would like to visit the tent and have not had a chance yet, please come on by before 6:00 PM on Sunday.

It has been an honor to serve the community during this time of grief and to do our part to listen and offer whatever comfort we are able to those who were affected by this tragedy.

If you or anyone you know is still in need of grief counseling, etc., please contact the church at calvary@calvarysouthbury.com or 203.267.5441. 

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Jimmyhat February 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Well thank god its finaly gone. Yes it was nice but at some point a traveling truckstop tent on the side of the road has to go. What was the guys motivatiation? where did all the money go? why would an out of town chaplin spend all day in a tent by the side of the road....I smell MONEY
Ed Smith February 14, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Actually Occupy Wall Street was a secular version of the tent where one could go and be listened to and, if not prayed with, at least welcomed.
Ed Smith February 14, 2013 at 01:44 PM
I doubt the motive was money. No doubt one might see a self-promoting element in a church making an outpost in a time and place of extraordinary anguish, but I don't see it that way. Too much time and effort and emotional investment was given by these people to place a cynical motive on them. Their form of comfort may not appeal to every soul, but they gave what they had to those who might take comfort from it. We need a lot more of that generosity and community in our world.
Sam Mihailoff February 14, 2013 at 03:15 PM
So, the now vacant lot next to the dilapited CLOSED Shell station is far more calming and soothing than the memorial tent, right??? I SAY NO IT IS NOT
Heather Eberlin February 15, 2013 at 06:52 AM
Cindy, I wish that we could have kept it open longer. The town of Newtown has rules on how long a temporary structure like this can be kept up and we exceeded that time frame, so they asked us to take it down. If you know anyone that needs grief counseling, we offer that free of charge at our church in Southbury. We also have a lot of opportunities for fellowship - including a small Bible study group that is beginning tomorrow evening in Sandy Hook. God bless you.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »