"What does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God" (Micah 6:8). Our congregation is living out this challenge in many ways. In September, we collected many uniforms for children at Burdell-Hunt Elementary School, a local ministry partner. We participated in "Undie Sunday" last week, as worshipers brought forward donations of underwear and socks for school children. These hundreds of "undies" will support the needs of the clothing closet at Burdell-Hunt, offering help to many families in need.
We also give thanks to God for the opportunity to care for our neighbors during the recent storms. We were able to help care for children's needs at the Methodist Children's Home as they welcomed Hurricane Irma evacuees. We provided a meal to families at the Ronald McDonald House during the storm. We partnered with Emergency Management to help people in the storm shelter go shopping at Goodwill for needed clothing. We supported a family in the Shirley Hills neighborhood in many ways. This family with six children lost their home when it was crushed by a fallen tree. God worked through generous hearts to help this family relocate to a safe home with furnishings. Many of our families gave needed clothing to this family who lost so much in the storm. What a privilege to walk with God into these spaces of need in our community.