Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 20, 2012

It is simply beautiful, and more than we expected! The new Care Net facility at 515 Main Street, Suite 1000 in Fitchburg is finished and has received all local and state permits. Countless volunteer hours have been donated by tradespeople and church members from across the region to make this a reality. This facility will be an excellent base for ministry to the Montachusett area for many years to come. We are simply delighted in what God has given us through you, our family of supporters.

We are excited to share this with you. You are cordially invited to a Grand Opening celebration on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 515 Main Street in Fitchburg. Help us dedicate the building to the glory of God. Tour the new facility and enjoy food and fellowship. We have some stories for you that will encourage you in the Lord. Won’t you please celebrate with us?

515 Main Street, Fitchburg

What a blessing from God to work together with people who are sincerely concerned and compassionate about those who are “without hope and without God in the world.” People like you!

Together by the grace of God, we have co-labored and God has given us the increase. You and your church are deeply appreciated. We are so grateful that you have recognized the need and answered the call. Rejoice with us!

I hope to see you on May 20, Lord willing.

May God bless you,
David P. Bodanza, Esq.
President

 

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

We intend to celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 22, 2012, in the Montachusett region, joined by thousands across America in homes and places of worship.

It would be such a blessing if every Christian church in the Montachusett region which supports life would have a second offering or retiring offering during their Sunday, January 22, 2012, service to benefit Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of North Central Massachusetts. Pastors and church leaders, your support is vital in the battle for life. Click here for a bulletin insert.

Thank you so very, very much!

May God bless you this new year,

David P. Bodanza, Esq.
President

 

A Labor of Love

We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Despite the usual celebration of the Labor Day Weekend with that last trip to the lake or seashore, the LORD blessed us with some twenty people on Saturday, September 3, for our continuing labor of love.  From New Hope Community Church in Ayer, Alex Siciliano put in a good day’s work.  A skilled tradesmen, Alex buckled down and did some more demolition, bringing us closer to the schematics of our design.  Our electrician, Dave Litalien, stopped by and was joined by his wife Maria to confirm some matters. Pete Cannavino, architect Pat Slattery and David Bodanza conferred on a number of issues concerning the future process on the project.

With most of the demolition done, we faced the reality of the rough plumbing challenge.
God sent us master plumber Zach Zufelt, who was joined by his daughter Zabrina. Zach and his family attend Horizon Christian Fellowship in Fitchburg. He owns and operates Royal Flush Plumbing and brought his workers, Dan Gilligan and Ray Fort, with him. Zach and company efficiently completed the demolition of the exisiting bathrooms and discussed plans for the progress of the plumbing portion of the project with David Bodanza. Pray for us, this is a big aspect of the project!

From Bread of Life Church in Westminster, we were also blessed by the expertise of Doug Marchant, who owns and operates Solid Rock Construction,  a drywall business. He was joined by his sons, Gabriel, Isaac, and Josiah, who built up a hefty appetite as they worked with their dad. Nurse Manager Paula Butler heralded lunch in the break room as she and her brother-in-law Johnny arrived with homemade sandwiches, lemonade and chips.  Pastor Lars Larson was on the scene wielding a powerful blow as he helped pull down some more walls. Dan Beauregard and David Bodanza were also on hand assisting. David spent alot of time making phone calls, lining up contractors for the following week, and was blessed by God’s providential care of the ministry through community connections.

Marissa Bodanza was our roving photographer for the day. Michael Bodanza and Dave Bradley put in more sweat equity and Gail Gardner made a good pot of coffee and cleaned another bathroom so that we could put it into temporary service as we are under construction.  We were just getting ready to wind down at 4:00 PM when we were visited by Marc Cappucci.  Marc attends Leominster Assembly of God church.  He and our Staff Nurse, Jessica DeFilippo, are planning to be married in November.  He was kind enough to store some of our items during our transition.  Among the items he delivered was our refrigerator. Praise God! Gail thought it was stored in our pod and thus inaccessible, but now we have a place to keep our much needed water cold.

We hope to be making good progress during the coming week. But please do not let that dissuade you “weekend warriors!” Please stop in at 515 Main Street on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM or thereafter and lend us a hand! We sure could use you.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10

Round 2 on Main Street | Demolition Done

…it is impossible that those, who are implanted into Christ by a true
faith, should not bring forth fruits of thankfulness. Heidelberg Catechism, Q.64

Yesterday, some thirty people came together and invested significant sweat equity to essentially complete the demolition phase of the project. What a blessing! Earlier in the week, electrician Dave Litalien and Nick Cannavino (son of Pete), both from Leominster Assembly of God, had performed the electrical work necessary for this phase of the project in an efficient and tidy manner. Pete Cannavino arrived at 8:00 AM and laid out
the work for the day with Board President David Bodanza. Joyce Hemenway of
Heritage Bible Chapel also showed up early on the scene and began pulling
nails. Scott Collins, a sincere supporter of life, picked up a hammer and saw
and got right to work in the future counseling room.  He attends Trinity Congregation
in Bolton.

Steel studs and sheetrock yielded to Sawzalls and weighty hand tools as workers made the place ready for construction.  Dave Haschig and David F. Bradley were both back for round two.  Dave Haschig worships at Messiah Lutheran Church and is a Care Net board member. David F. Bradley worships at Hope Fellowship in New Ipswich, NH and is making the most of his retirement! Sheavoynne Wilson, also from our board, stopped by with water and snacks.  She and her family worship our Lord at New Hope Community Church in Ayer.

Once again, First Baptist Church of Leominster sent us a troupe of workers, young and old, male and female.  Pastor Lars Larson and his daughter Anna, Brandon LeClerc, Daniel Anderson, Justin Brooks, Bill Downey, David S. Bradley, Lloyd Seymour, Keith
Chan and his daughter Angelina and son Aiden and David Bodanza and his son Michael were all on the scene. It should be noted that no wall stands a chance with Justin Brooks! Tony Lepore, with his sons Caleb and Benjamin, came by at just the right point and blessed us with his master plumbing skills. God’s timing is perfect!  Joyce Hemenway and her mom, Ann Fleming, provided us with lunch.  They both attend Heritage Bible Chapel.   Brenda and Marissa Bodanza stopped by in the afternoon and
provided some fresh baked brownies. Dan Beauregard put in his share of sweat
equity on round two with our old friend Kevin Burke, as Executive Director Gail
Gardner pushed some broom and swept away some of the inevitable debris. Lord
willing, we’ll be back next Saturday, September 3, for round three! Construction begins…

God is so good! Thanks to Him and to you all for such gracious help.

See some photos

We Need You on Saturday, August 27 at 8:00 AM

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ ” Matthew 25:40

We are scheduled to get together again for demolition/construction on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM at 515 Main Street in Fitchburg. We need workers of all different skills and strengths to help us. Serving the Lord in this way is not only sacrificial but is very rewarding. The fellowship with other believers is very special! Indeed, there is something going on here that is bigger than our own lives and our own plans. Come be a part of it … you won’t regret it. If you are worried about your investments, here is one that will never lose value!

Give of your best to the Master;
Give Him first place in your heart.
Give Him first place in your service;
Consecrate every part.
Give, and to you will be given;
God His beloved Son gave.
Gratefully seeking to serve Him,
Give Him the best that you have.

Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth.
Clad in salvation’s full armor,
Join in the battle for truth.

What A Blessed Day!

“To please God is a wonderful motivator toward that which is lovely and good.”  William Wilberforce

What a blessed day today! Gail Gardner tells the story: “This day, at 515 Main Street, marked our first day of labor for the Lord.  Pete Cannavino, from Leominster
Assembly of God, navigated our team through the plans and showed us what walls to take down, what rugs to pull up and where to put the ceiling tiles.  Dan Beauregard, who attends Faith Evangelical Free Church in Acton, and is a board member and our trusted computer technician, donned gloves and pitched in.  We had quite a showing from First Baptist Church of Leominster.  Dave S. Bradley, his sons Quinn and Levi, Fernando Lemus, Kevin Seymour and his dad, Lloyd Seymour, put in a lot of sweat equity.  Dave F. Bradley, father of Dave S., attends Hope Fellowship in New Ipswich, NH and he joined the team in a powerful way.  And another Dave joined us, Dave Haschig, a member of our board and member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Fitchburg.  He was not afraid to get his hands dirty either. Our final Dave, Dave Bodanza, our president, and also a member of First Baptist Church of Leominster, came in his working clothes, pitched in and also documented the day with photographs and video as we prepare a tour for our October Banquet.  Pat Slattery, our architect, was on hand in the morning to answer questions and Siomara and John Nadreau donated coffee and donuts.

Brenda Bodanza fed us. Sandwiches, watermelon, and plenty of water.  She was helped by her daughters, Megan and Marissa, and their friend Naomi DePina.
Michael Bodanza joined us and stayed with us the rest of the day.  I worked with Michael sweeping up plaster and removing the flooring in the baby boutique.  We finished clean up around 3:30 PM, just in time to receive a treat from Megan Bodanza who brought us fresh baked chocolate chip cookies still warm from the oven.

I think that covers everyone.  What a team and what a day!”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

See some photos

 

 

Hope to See You on Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 AM

“Teamwork allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Anonymous 

Construction starts on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8:00 AM at 515 Main Street in Fitchburg. We hope to see you there, no matter what your particular gift or skill may be. It will be exciting to see what the LORD will do through us. By God’s grace and your grit, a place will be built where people seeking care, compassion and counsel may come and be so blessed. The results of your work will be exponential. You will never fully know what it has meant until Heaven. So go ahead, invest your time into eternity.

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliott

 

We Are Pro “Choose Life!”

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles now offers the Choose Life license plate, thanks to the tireless efforts of some pro-life volunteers.The Choose Life license Plate is a wonderful way to raise public awareness regarding the sanctity of life and much needed funding to support the positive choices of Life, Adoption and Safe Havens for unwanted pregnancies and newborns. To order the plate, please check out: RMV Choose Life.To learn more about the plate, please visit the Massachusetts Choose Life website: Choose Life specialty plate

Choose Life license Plate

Welcome Joyce and Catherine!

Joyce Hemenway

Joyce Hemenway was recently elected Treasurer of Care Net. Joyce’s mom, Ann Fleming, introduced her to Care Net and her mom is a volunteer at our center. Joyce attends Heritage Bible Chapel in Princeton, a strong supporter of this ministry. Joyce is a Branch Manager at Leominster Credit Union. The opportunity to serve as our Treasurer combines Joyce’s skills in the financial area with her desire to serve the Lord in this worthwhile ministry. Joyce resides in Sterling with her three children.

 

Catherine Adair

Catherine Adair was recently elected to our Board of Directors. Catherine is a former Planned Parenthood employee turned pro-life activist. She credits the Lord, with His amazing goodness and mercy, for her conversion. She worships at St. Francis of Assisi in Fitchburg, where she coordinates the Respect LIfe Ministry and teaches Catechism class to third and fourth grade. She was a middle-school Spanish teacher before staying home to raise her children. She and her husband Ron are blessed with Carmella, age 10, George, age 7, and Francis, 16 months. She lives in Ashburnham where she enjoys organic gardening, cooking for her family, and walking her dog.

Thank you, Joyce and Catherine, for coming forward to serve with us by the giving of your time and talents! We are excited to have you with us! May God bless you both in your service.

If you have a desire to serve or would like more information about where you could fit into this ministry, please do not hesitate to let us know. Remember, there is no pay here but the benefits are out of this world!

Save the Date for the Annual Banquet . . . October 20, 2011

Our Ninth Annual Fundraising Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Four Points by Sheraton in Leominster. We hope that you will plan to attend! Our banquet was a wonderful success last year and we are hoping for the same this year. It is an evening of fellowship and good food with the opportunity to hear what is happening at Care Net and how you can be a part of what our Lord is doing through His people here. It is also a time to catch up with others in the Christian community that you have not seen in awhile.

The Annual Banquet is made possible by very generous and helpful local people, churches and businesses we call “Table Sponsors” and “Table Hosts.” A Table Sponsor donates $500 to sponsor one table. That donation underwrites the cost and expenses of the banquet for the people at the table. A Table Host, who is often the same person, business or church as the Table Sponsor, will arrange for that table to be filled with people who care about the mission and are open to donating to Care Net. Our Table Sponsors and Table Hosts are very much appreciated. If you or your business could help in this way, please let us know. Give us a call or send me an e-mail. If your church is not yet involved in this way, perhaps you could be the spark that kindles the fire with your pastor or missions’ committee !