The effort was part of the sermon series titled “Living a Balanced Life in an Unbalanced World.”
“A balanced life includes serving,” said Pastor Tom Holloway.
And serve they did as over a hundred people of the church participated. After a shortened service and final instructions, members set out at 11:30 a.m. They washed windows on Main Street; delivered plates of cookies to 25 businesses for employees; cleaned sections of roadsides on White Creek, Pine Street and the on and off ramps to the expressway. Some visited residents at Metron, handing out little gifts and cards made by 3 classes of elementary school children. A crew at Wesco also washed car windows, refilled wiper fluid, and passed out popcorn.
“It’s showing the Love of Christ with no strings attached,” Holloway explained. “In these economic times where cutbacks are everywhere, the church needs to partner with the community.”
Some people stayed back at the church and prayed for the community and the safety of the crews, while others finished up preparations for a potluck lunch for the hungry workers to return to. Upon their arrival back at the church, those who visited Metron said they were more blessed by the visit than the residents were.
“It was a great day,” said Pastor Doug DiBell. “A big thank you goes to the city of Cedar Springs for allowing the church to minister and serve in these simple ways.”