First United Methodist Church is nestled in uptown Charlotte, just blocks from the homeless shelter in one direction, the big banks in the other.
“You’re literally right in between two very different worlds,” we asked Pastor Patrick Hamrick. “We are, and we see that. Sunday mornings we welcome a big crowd of people to come have breakfast with us, some of them are coming from shelters.”
So it wasn’t a huge surprise to find that there were homeless people in the pews last Sunday.
It’s a note though, left behind, and the offering along with it, that has so many people talking.
This story is what real worship is all about. Read Michelle Boudin’s whole article here.