Greater Grace Church to hold holiday letter-writing event


The Greater Grace Church is located at 187 Pleasant Street in Marlborough. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)
The Greater Grace Church is located at 187 Pleasant Street in Marlborough.
(Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

MARLBOROUGH – The Greater Grace Church in Marlborough hopes an upcoming event will create a friendly space for young people to write letters to loved ones this holiday season.

Entitled “Letters to God, Grandmas and Inmates,” the event is slated to take place on Nov. 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grace Church’s Morrison Hall at 187 Pleasant Street in Marlborough.

“It’s a way to get the interest of people in the community and help them at the same time,” organizer and women’s ministry member Gayla Martelli said in a recent interview. “It’s a way for us to reach out into the community, invite people into the church and help them connect with their loved ones, providing all the supplies and things.”

Event attendees will get supplies to write and decorate letters to be sent to anyone they might be missing going into this holiday season. 

Launching for the first time this year, the initiative was inspired, Martelli said, by a similar program specifically helping young people send letters to loved ones in prison.

“We just kind of expanded it,” Martelli said. 

Whether they’re sending letters to family members in far away places, or actually sending letters to loved ones who are incarcerated, Martelli hopes this event will serve as a structured opportunity to pause for an act of kindness.

“It’s possible that the people around them don’t really set the kids up to send letters to their loved ones,” she said. “So, here’s an opportunity to make it easy.” 

Greater Grace Church invites those interested in attending on Nov. 20 to RSVP via its  Facebook event page.



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