Once upon a time two church denominations became friends. Why does this not happen more? Is it because we are so worried about being “right” that we forget that we are all worshipping the same God? And all trying to be like the same Jesus? Or maybe we just don’t think about it enough. I don’t know, but I love this relationship that has blossomed over the last few years between our church congregation and another local Christian denomination. To honor those lost on that fateful September 11th all those years ago, our church got to join our “friend church” to pull of a pretty large-scale service project. Oh I loved this day working with the Lutheran church to make a difference on the Saturday before September 11th.
I just love the lady who runs this ministry and her golden heart. They feed the homeless community in a few different locations every single Tuesday evening. Our church joins them once a month. I love that it has created such a wonderful friendship.
Our September 11th project with the Lutheran Church
For this special September 11th project, I loved meeting at their church that Saturday, filled with mountains of donations, both clothing and food that they are in need of for their ministry.
Here’s the woman with the golden heart:
I am kicking myself I didn’t think to take a photo until after all the piles and piles of food donations were sorted and taken to the truck…and shoulder to shoulder helpers. But here’s a little of the aftermath:
There were so many clothing donations that they had to rent a storage unit to keep some while they work through the first wave. I love that Lucy was so willing to help, even carrying tons of boxes to help move.
We packed that unit high and deep.
I also love that Dave actually agreed to come with me to Walmart the night before to gather extra supplies no one had signed up for. (He is not a big Walmart fan…ha!).
Hopefully there are lots more ways to join together trying to do what Jesus would do in the future. So much synergy in working together in love.
Lots of thoughts about the “one true church” in the comments of this post. So much truth and goodness everywhere in the world!