The Andrew J. Allard Memorial Youth Center

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Grace Capital Church (Pembroke, NH) broke ground on their new Andrew J. Allard Memorial Youth Center on Friday, June 19th.  This multi-purpose center will be used for church and community functions, serve as a central meeting place for Impact youth ministry as well as supply much needed additional space for the growth of the church itself.   Along with the construction of the youth center, renovations are being made within the existing structure to provide more space for fellowship as and additional offices for the growing staff.

The 8,400 square foot addition is designed with a recreational format that includes a gym and several new meeting rooms and classrooms.  Northpoint Construction of Hudson, NH will be constructing the facility, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“We’ve said from the beginning of Grace Capital that the church is not a building, it is a people and we’ve never been about building a big facility, but big people,” Pastor Peter Bonanno said.  “All we are doing by building this new addition is saying yes to God and realizing that this facility is a tool to reach those yet to come.”

Grace Capital Church began in 1996 with 14 people and currently has regular attendance of 900 every Sunday.  The Youth Center is being named in honor of Andrew J. Allard who was a member of the youth group and a positive influence to many people.  He passed on at thirteen years of age after contracting meningitis in 2007.

Various groups of people representing all ages were chosen to put their shovels in the ground as a reflection of the diverse make-up of Grace Capital Church.

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