Members Served Church And Neighbors Sunday

Members Served Church And Neighbors Sunday

ACTING IN SERVICE ON PENTECOST SUNDAY – Members of Pottstown’s First Baptist Church observed what they called “an often over-looked major Christian holiday” on Sunday (May 15, 2016) by conducting acts of service intended to benefit their neighbors as much as the church itself. Led by Interim Pastors Deborah Winters and Marcia Bailey and dressed primarily in red-colored clothing – a symbol of Spirit for the holiday – they engaged in a variety of chores within and outside the church at 301 King St. One team polished brass vases and collection plates (at top); a second (above) went to the Vietnam and WWII monuments at the borough’s Memorial Park to clean up trash. Others picked up litter on North Charlotte Street, wrapped White Cross gifts, visited shut-ins, taught knitting for prayer shawls, and worked with nursery students a surprise art project to be unveiled next week. They were nourished at the day’s start by a light breakfast of fruit and muffins, and ended with an evening bonfire at the borough’s Riverside Park, accompanied by songs and cake. The church has been in the news lately due to the condition of its steeple, a portion of which was discovered about two months ago to be leaning toward North Charlotte Street. Part of North Charlotte has been closed as a result, but the church building itself remains open. Members (below) report temporary support structures will soon be installed by Webb Engineering of Mountain Top PA and Bennington And Son Church Specialists of Scranton PA. Meanwhile, the church said it is seeking funds, guidance and decisions on a permanent solution to what it deemed as an “expensive problem.”

Members Served Church And Neighbors Sunday

Photos submitted to The Post by Natalie Rogers Corliss