Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship —Nashville, Indiana
What can I, as a two-time visitor, say is right about 34-member Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship in Nashville, Indiana? You wouldn’t think I would have much to tell… except that I also attended the church’s Sunday morning adult Bible class, led by the pastor, and later interviewed him and two parishioners about the church’s clothing ministry, now in its seventh year.
On our visit from Summerville, South Carolina, my sister-in-law invited my wife and me to worship with her. She had told us about God’s Grace clothing ministry and On the Road Again, an annual event to help the county’s low-income residents outfit their children for the upcoming school year.
I found a compassionate congregation in obedience to Jesus’ admonition in Matthew 25: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” I listened as Bible class members examined the message of love in 1 Corinthians 13. And I heard about their celebration the day they set fire to the paid-up mortgage on the little log church building they purchased in 2002.
– Richard Peterson
To read the full story of this congregation’s outreach to their community on the Outlook website, go to: pres-outlook.org/2017/12/godsgrace.
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