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Mississippi congregation brings Sunday sermons to life with day of service

Emily Dalton, 7, gathers food at the Memphis, Tenn., Union Mission chow line Sunday. She was joining a group of some 35 volunteers from Friendship Church of Christ in Olive Branch, Miss., in helping to serve and clean up at the mission as part of the church’s “We are the Sermon” day. (Photo by Jim Weber, The Commercial Appeal, via www.commercialappeal.com)

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., features the Friendship Church of Christ in Olive Branch, Miss.:

For the roughly 180 people in attendance at Friendship Church of Christ, worship service was a little different on Sunday morning.
The Olive Branch congregation sang, gave praise and took communion, as usual. But rather than listen to stories of Jesus Christ’s goodwill, they took to the streets to spread their own.
“The whole purpose was to serve without any ulterior motives” said preaching minister Daniel Overton of Sunday’s “We are the Sermon” program. “It’s one thing to take the Eucharist, it’s another thing to live it.”
Church members, young and old, volunteered for the day’s activities and departed from worship at about 11 a.m.

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