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'Serve Sunday' benefits community members

Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
Community and church members work together to create no-sew fleece blankets for the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission and the Magdalene Project during Barefoot Christian Community's `Serve Sunday.`
Community and church members work together to create no-sew fleece blankets for the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission and the Magdalene Project during Barefoot Christian Community's "Serve Sunday."

Barefoot Christian Community gathered on Sunday for the congregation's first "Serve Sunday" gathering. Instead of a conventional worship service, 'Serve Sunday" attendees worshiped by blessing their neighbors.

Families and friends gathered to make no-sew fleece blankets for the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission and the Magdalene Project, decorate Christmas cookies for local town leaders and public servants, assemble gifts for local nursing home residents, and pack sandwiches for the homeless.

The mission of Barefoot Christian Community is to join Jesus on his mission in the Town of Niagara, said Jonathan Haseley, founding pastor of Barefoot Christian Community. 

"We intentionally and spontaneously look for ways to serve, bless, and love our neighbors in the name of Jesus Christ," he said. "Our town is our mission field where we strive to seek, recognize and respond to what God is doing in our neighborhoods, homes, workplaces and schools."

Barefoot Christian Community worships at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Town of Niagara Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road. A Christmas Eve worship gathering will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. For more information on Barefoot Christian Community, visit www.barefootcc.net.

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