The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


People helping people

Members of Nativity Lutheran Church, Weeki Wachee, Fla., came together to discuss serving needs in Hernando County.

The result is People Helping People, an interfaith community and governing board of Christians, Jews and Muslims. People Helping People serves a hot meal to 75 to 100 people each Sunday at the senior center, where volunteers have also distributed toiletries and given chair massages.

It also rebuilds bikes and assists with fuel and utilities, blankets, mattresses, clothing and infant supplies. "In the midst of our differences we have become family, relearning that people who lose themselves in the service of others end up finding themselves over and over again," said Kristen Wee, pastor of Nativity.


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