The Friday morning worship congregation participated firsthand in the sermon. The Rev. Buzz Thomas preached, then encouraged the congregation to divide among the pews and discuss its ideas for community improvement. Thomas’ conclusion of his Week Two sermon series called “Becoming that City on a Hill.” The Scripture reading was James 1:22.
Thomas began by sharing some successful examples of community improvement and reform. In Denver, Colo., the One Family One Church initiative pairs homeless families with a church congregation to provide support, mentorship and friendship.
“What the government can’t give them is a relationship,” Thomas said. “You can give them that. Love them. Guide them.”