If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
James 2:16 Every third Sunday, FSC goes down to the Conrad Center on Oliver Hill Way to participate in Loaves and Fishes. We always have a great time and it's an awesome way to get to know the community and those you worship with.
In case you're not familiar with it, Loaves and Fishes is run by a group of churches who each take over one Sunday a month to provide a hot lunch to those who need it. FSC started out by participating in Stony Point Church's Sunday, but we've managed to take ownership of our own week and we are almost self-sufficient at this point.
Our next date for Loaves and Fishes is September 16th. We meet at the Conrad Center at 10:45. Lunch is served at 12:30 and clean up is usually finished by 2:00. If you're interested in more details, want to help, need a ride, let us know.
Keep James's words in mind - a pretty strong call to action, I'd say.
P.S. Whenever we read from James in church and the pastor says, "What James is teaching is that..." I always laugh because when I hear the name James, I automatically think of James Murphy and imagine him scribbling down all of his ancient wisdom onto piles and piles of parchment paper. And now you ALL will be thinking of that, too. Here's a picture of him. That will further ingrain his image into your mind: Here he is enjoying some kind of stew, I believe. Doesn't he look warm and well fed? Totally goes with the verse.