On Sunday, Sept. 9, Bishop Gayle E. Harris blessed the new boiler at Grace Church in Medfordduring her visitation to the parish.
"Almighty God, your Holy Spirit equips the church with a rich variety of gifts to accomplish your will and mission in the world. Today we celebrate the most practical of gifts, the gift of boilers to warm our church, that it may serve as the gathering and meeting place for our congregation and the community," she prayed as she blessed the boiler.
The $100,000 project replaced the church's old failing oil system with high efficiency gas condensing boilers, with the objective of saving the church money on energy costs and reducing the building's carbon footprint. Medford Wellington Service, of Medford, installed the new boiler. The boiler replacement is part of Grace Church's historical restoration and building greening project funded by the church's 2011 capital campaign.