1984The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (Moonies) agreed to make voluntary contributions of $25,000 yearly to the City of Gloucester.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, City Government, Religion

The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, also known as the Moonies, owned 166 to 198 Western Avenue, which they used for religious activities including seminars, retreats, lectures, and conferences. The contract with the City of Gloucester stated that there would not be more than 40 permanent residents, they would not use their land for commercial purposes, including commercial fishing, and that the organization would make yearly contributions of $25,000 to the City for the use of municipal services.

Gloucester City Archives, 1984 City Document, #7
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