From the Desk of Moderator Gregory P. Nichols
"But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest" (Matthew 9:36-38).
Many people today are hurting in one way or another--unemployment in America is north of forty million, homelessness is at near epic numbers, the modern family is struggling to hold itself together.
I believe that as a community of churches, New Era, we should follow the example of Jesus and have "compassion" for the people. So it is then that "we" begin "PROJECT OUTREACH".
Using the gifts, skills and resources of our combined ministries we want to impact the communities around our churches and therefore around Kansas City as a whole.
I have recently asked Pastor Alfred White of Mt. Sinai MBC (one of two new member churches recently joined with our District), to work with our other Pastors and our Auxiliary leadership in doing what we can to be of service to the community at large.
Pastor White recently secured more than two-hundred boxes of grocery goods that we were able to distribute to those in need.
In the future we hope to work with our District Laymen in reaching out to assist our Seniors in various ways.
Jesus asked the people to pray that God send laborers into the fields.
New Era, let us be a part of the answer to Jesus' prayer. Where you can, help; when you can, don't hesitate.
The harvest, still today, is truly great. To offer your help, contact Pastor Alfred White or any of our Auxiliary leadership: Laymen, WMU, Ushers, Ministers Wives, Ministers Conference, Choir and Congress of Christian Education.
After all, we are all in this together.