The Masonic Home at Union City recently remodeled its meditation chapel to better serve residents.
At the Masonic Home at Union City, in addition to the main Siminoff Chapel, residents enjoy a small 25-seat meditation chapel. Its centerpiece is a stained glass window, which was presented to the Masonic Homes in 1980 by Job’s Daughters of California.
Located adjacent to the pastor’s office, this serene space allows residents to reflect and gather their thoughts before or after meeting with Chaplain Joel Ingram. It also holds weekly choir practices and Bible study meetings.
To better serve residents’ needs, the chapel recently received a complete renovation, including new carpet, paint, furniture, and lighting; additional artwork; a water display; and an upgraded electronic piano – as well as a large-screen TV and computer for group events. The chaplain’s office was updated as well, with new carpet, wall treatments, furniture, and storage units.
On Jan. 7, residents were invited to an open house to tour the upgraded facilities. The Food Service Department provided complimentary refreshments, and Chaplain Joel hosted a “Renovation Quiz” raffle, which encouraged residents to list the primary updates. The winner of the raffle prize – a gift certificate to the Masonic Homes General Store – was resident Carmen Harper.
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