NATICK — Doctors gave Kathy Sorabella three months to live when she was diagnosed with colon cancer nearly two years ago.
“But I don’t plan to die anytime soon,” said Sorabella, 46, after the Christmas Eve service at the newly formed Common Street Community Church on the edge of the Natick town common. “I have plans, and those include the church I’ve been going to.”
Sorabella, a member of the church’s leadership team, said she credits the prayers of her fellow congregants with helping to prolong her life. Before she became involved with this church, she said, she was skeptical about the power of prayer, but has found it to be a source of nourishment.
“It just, it feels like it feeds me, physically, spiritually, and mentally, and that’s important,” Sorabella said.
It was precisely that spirit of hope, community, and life that the Rev. Ian Mevorach, the church’s 28-year-old pastor, was celebrating during the Monday night service, the first official service that the church held after eight weeks of informal gatherings.
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