This is my installment of the Parkway UMC, Pastor's Blog. Please give some grace as I get used to this medium.
I am Jim Walling the Pastor at Parkway UMC. This is an eclectic, expanding and Spirit following church community. To prove that to you, we want your shoes?!?
We soon will be part of a ministry that collects old/used shoes and redistributes them to start up entrepreneurs in Third World countries. Those entrepreneurs will refurbish the shoes, if necessary and then sell them. As a collection point for the shoes we will receive monies for each pound of shoes.
In the beginning these monies will be dedicated to a solar water system to run our ministries. Those ministries are our outdoor shower, open from 6am to 8pm seven days a week, for our local homeless folks and the working poor of our neighbor, or anybody who needs a shower. We also have two "Holy Meals" each week, Wednesday night, 5:00-6:30 pm and Sunday Mornings, 9-10am. The hot water is used for washing up throughout the meals.
What we hope to do is become the center of a network of churches in Broward, and maybe Dade County. How this will be set up will be determined in the near future. We ask your support and input.
God Bless. Grace and Peace, Pastor Jim
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