Maine Financial savings to buy and renovate Hampden Congregational Church

HAMPDEN — Maine Financial savings Federal Credit score Union is happy to announce the property buy of the Hampden Congregational Church positioned at 101 Predominant Highway North. Companies on the church resulted in June, creating a novel alternative for Maine Financial savings to step in with a brand new imaginative and prescient for the property.

Maine Financial savings President and CEO Vanessa Madore has a historic and private connection to the property. “As a baby, I attended Trip Bible Faculty at this church, as did my husband, and we each have fond reminiscences of our time there. My private {and professional} connections to this property are significant, and I’m extraordinarily captivated with deepening them,” mentioned Madore.

The church has additionally served as the house of the Hampden Meals Cabinet, which might now proceed operations there. Maine Financial savings participates and contributes to the Maine Credit score Union League’s Ending Starvation Marketing campaign and companions with the Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution. They donate yearly to this marketing campaign and on to the Hampden Meals Cabinet. Moreover, a Maine Financial savings Board of Administrators retiree volunteers on the meals cabinet, making this connection between the credit score union and the meals cabinet a symbiotic partnership.

The overall imaginative and prescient is to revive and renovate the church to its former state, creating an area open for neighborhood use. The newer addition positioned behind the church shall be utilized as a coaching house for the rising workforce at Maine Financial savings. The parsonage included on this buy shall be absolutely renovated and supply further house for future skilled wants.