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Every denomination needs one of these...

Unity by deeds

Sunday, January 20, 2008

This is the sort of thing that gives me hope. From The Herald-Mail:

WAYNESBORO, PA. — In the past, Unity Service Day was a way for various
Christian denominations in the Waynesboro area to get together for a church
service. This year, the Waynesboro Area Fellowship of Churches (WAFOC)
decided to do something different.

“We’re doing a unity service project instead of a unity (worship) service,” said Lin Smalec, president of WAFOC and pastor of Salem United Church of Christ in Zullinger, Pa. Forty volunteers from a dozen churches in the Waynesboro area came out Saturday to volunteer their time at the New Hope Shelter on South Potomac Street in Waynesboro, Smalec said. Tasks included painting the shelter’s family room, organizing clothes, kitchenware and other items in the thrift shop, and making clothing racks.

The day began with breakfast at the Way Station in Waynesboro. It was a
way to introduce people to the Way Station and the shelter, Smalec said.

“This is how we’re expressing our unity this year,” said the Rev.
Heather Hughes of Rouzerville United Methodist Church.
We need to see more action like this.
posted by UCCtruths, Sunday, January 20, 2008


Thanks for your positive comments on our unity service day project. I do need to correct one possible misperception - the reporter did not have the correct name of our church - it is plain Salem Church. We are no longer in the United Church of Christ - we left in 2003.

That being said, it was a wonderful day of denominations and non-denominations working together - and one of our local UCC pastors did participate in the project - Rev. Susan D'heedeene of Trinity UCC in Waynesboro!

Blessings - Lin Smalec
commented by Anonymous Rev Lin, 1:45 PM  
What's so wonderful about this is that Salem "United Church of Christ" is now actually the "Historic Salem Church" and who left the UCC about 4 years ago.

The reportr did not get the name of the church right.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:43 PM  

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