Church brings ribbon-cutting to ailing supporter

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Jennifer Peters, who donated the first $10,000 so Living Hope Church could by the former Kmart building, cut the ribbon for the church's grand opening from her hospital bed. Her donation became the seed for the $5 million raised to buy the property.

The Ribbon Cutting from Living Hope Church on Vimeo.

Ogden — Jennifer Peters was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer when she made a $10,000 donation to Living Hope Church. That became the seed in a $5 million fundraising effort to buy the former Kmart building on Andresen Road. So, it was fitting that when it came time to cut the ribbon for the grand opening, she would do the honors.

Because Peters is now in hospice, the Rev. John Bishop and his wife, Michelle, took the ribbon to her. The ceremonial cutting to proclaim the church’s official ownership was shown during the weekend celebration via video. The celebration was also part of the 15th anniversary of the church’s founding.