Taking the Initiative - Midtown
May 07, 2023
• Rev. Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross
Five years ago we did a series called “Neighboring.” It was part of a movement going on at the time in churches across the country. It started in Denver. A ecumenical group of pastors met with the mayor to discuss how their churches might help with the most threatening problems in their city. The mayor said, “Help our neighborhoods…”
There are people in St. Luke’s today because we did this exercise six years ago. Members got to know neighbors, one day they invited them to St. Luke’s. And they are here now. But that really isn’t the goal. Its not a gimmick to get people in church. Its just about helping us become better people at caring for others, noticing others, taking time to learn about those who live the closest to us.