Engaging in God’s Mission by Engaging with Our Neighbors

It was a sea of blue, a long line of yellow — and then it was a lot of sweat, hard work, and laughter. It was Shattuck-St. Mary’s Hands Across Faribault: the students, faculty and trustees of Shattuck-St. Mary’s all dressed in blue T-shirts, boarding their yellow school buses to fan across Faribault. They engaged God’s mission while loaning a hand to their neighbors.

At Hands Across Faribault, there were:
944 Hands Across Faribault
1,888 hours of service
23, 518 people served
36 locations
113 garbage bags
23 cans of paints
120 pairs of gloves
272 books read
64 mums planted

One day, one faith community, one town: transformed by folks coming together — using their gifts to serve their community’s needs.

My experience of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota is that just in the last week, other of our faith communities also engaged God’s mission by engaging with their neighbors.  I would love to hear about it. In fact, I would love to share it with the rest of ECMN.

How has your faith community engaged God’s mission this week? How has your faith community investigated the question: Who is my neighbor?

((To see all of the photos from Hands Across Faribault, visit Shattuck-St. Mary’s facebook page.)

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