Your Interim Pastor, Transition Team, [and Prayer Team], invite you to join them in a brief walk around the neighborhood on October 8th, 11:30 to 12:15.
In case you’ve never been on a walk like this, here’s what it entails: A small group of us silently walking around Manchester for half an hour or so, simply being aware of what we see. For example: Are there tricycles in the driveways? Trampolines in the yards? Moms/dads with strollers on the sidewalks? Elderly people sitting on porches? Houses with peeling paint? Handicap ramps? Halloween decorations? Shops with creative signs/displays in their windows? etc, etc. At the end of the walk, we gather in the sanctuary and “report back” what we noticed. Then, we pray for the well-being of the people we’ve seen. Note: Prayer walks are not a means of evangelizing our neighbors; prayer walks are a means for God to open our eyes and hearts to the people around us.
(Also note: We won’t be conspicuously praying while
we are walking, so anyone taking notice of us won’t view us as religious zealots; to the average person, we will simply look like a small group of people out for a Sunday stroll :).