On a morning where most churches gather for Sunday service, many of Fort Wayne’s faithful united for a different type of fellowship.
“After spending a few hours serving, we wanted to invite everyone back for just a time of celebration,” said Mike Drury, lead pastor at Pine Hills Church. “Celebrating the fact that we got to serve, celebrating the fact that we can link arms together and just celebrate what God is doing in our midst and in our city.”
All throughout the morning, members of different congregations scattered out across the city to serve.
From picking up trash around downtown – to packing thousands of meals for hungry children, the point was to engage.
Engage Sunday started four years ago. It’s a day for Christians to join forces and share what they’ve learned behind closed doors with the rest of the community.
“Part of the goal is to mimic what Jesus did for us, which is to serve us, so we want to have the heart of Jesus by serving others,” said pastor Drury.
Following three solid hours of work, more than 30,000 meals for area children were packed by volunteers. Sidewalks were cleaned and fire hydrants were painted.The work done today, organizers say, is proof of the generosity of the people of Fort Wayne.
“We love our city and our city is worth serving,” said pastor Drury.
In total more than 2,000 people served Sunday. To celebrate their work, volunteers gathered outside The Summit on Rudisill Boulevard for food, fun and games.