Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Thanks to you, 100 people went to bed Wednesday night with their bellies full.
While we were not able to host Red Stick Together on Wednesday evening in our normal way, your generosity allowed our church to distribute 100 meals to some of the most economically vulnerable people in our community.
Almost every one of the people we gave to-go boxes to left with smiles on their faces and gratitude in their hearts because of what your gifts made possible.
One of the ladies we gave a meal to is a regular on Wednesday nights. She said, “Rev., I knew y’all would be here, y’all are real Christians.”
One of the things I hope we all learn from this situation is that while going to church on Sunday mornings is important, it is even more important for us to
the church each and every day, no matter where we are.
Every day this week I’ve spent time calling members of our congregation and on more than one occasion the person I called said how grateful they were not only for their pastor to call them, but for all the calls and emails they had been receiving from members of their Sunday School class, small groups, or simply from someone who sits near them in worship.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world." I want you to know how proud I am of how you are letting the light of Jesus shine through you as we go through this dark valley together.
Thanks to your generosity, plans are already in the works to serve even more meals next Wednesday and we will continue to feed those who are hungry, unless prohibited by governmental directive.
I know you will want to help your church continue to be in ministry to our members and our community in this time of need. There are several ways you can make giving a part of your worship experience when you join us via
tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Details are below.
Sisters and brothers, I am grateful to be your pastor and look forward to seeing the amazing ways God will be glorified through you in the coming days and weeks.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Donnie Wilkinson