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ReStore now Beatitudes

Grand reopening held Tuesday afternoon in downtown community center

Renaming an established business can be a difficult task.

Ada’s ReStore board approached the task head on and chose a new name that best describes the community center’s purpose: Beatitudes. The tag line for the new name follows: Where blessings are iven and hope is restored.

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The new name is from Matthew chapter 5, also known as the Sermon on the Mount.

As the center’s director, Robert Kanzig, told the audience of nearly 75 persons who attended the re-opening, “We chose the name after significant discussion. We believe it represents who we are and what we are trying to do.”

He added that the previous name, ReStore, became confused with the national organization of the same name, thus, requiring a name change for the community center.

“We want Beatitudes to be a place for all parts of the larger Ada community,” he said.

Deb Curlis, recently hired by the center, told those attending that one of the first things to happen will be the creation of a calendar listing all of the activities taking place at Beatitudes.

In addition, the center will have an area where Ada organizations may place flyers and information about events coming to the community.

Here are The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5, New Revised Standard Version:

When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely[b] on my account.