Recently Read: ‘Out of the pulpit, onto the pavement’

NJ.com published a story a few days ago profiling Annie Allen, the pastor at the Turning Point UMC in Trenton, NJ:

“And it’s not because they’re dumb,” Allen said. “They know there’re no jobs out there.”

“People are not dumb, but they’re hopeless, and the church is one place that offers hope,” Allen said.

via ‘Out of the pulpit, onto the pavement’: New pastor at Methodist church looks to help Trenton’s poor | NJ.com.

It’s a great story about a church that is trying to make a difference in their community. Click on the link to check it out.

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Marilyn A.
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How much more powerful would this have been had it said LOCAL CHURCH renews vision and mission to help local poor. Pastor's lead and teach but it is the total church – men and women – who replicate and live out the Gospel in their community. A shepherd without sheep is merely a voice in the wilderness of modern society…

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