In last Sunday’s sermon, we considered how to move forward in the midst of these sad and troubling events here in Charlottesville. According to Sunday’s text, one answer is to imitate Christ.
Sarah Wilson, a member of our church, has been working on a UBC project that perfectly captures the idea of imitating Jesus. She and others are organizing a meal for UBC to serve to police officers and others who have been doing the draining work of searching — not only for Hannah Graham, but also for the truth about her and other young women who have suffered violence or death in recent years in Central Virginia.
This idea was inspired by the group “Help Save the Next Girl,” founded by the parents of Morgan Harrington.
Initially, the plan was to serve lunch for forty, but the idea was so well received that the police asked if we could plan to serve seventy-five. The lunch will be served this Thursday, October 23.
Hardee’s has generously agreed to donate chicken for the meal, but you can also sign-up on our google doc.
to donate drinks, side dishes, desserts, or help serve the meal. Please drop off all food items in disposable containers to the UBC kitchen no later than 10 am on this Thursday. If you want to make a donation to cover meal expenses, you can write a check to the church and write “search crew meal” on the subject line, or give online.
I’m thankful for church members who have the passion and imagination to see what imitating Christ looks like even in the midst of tragic circumstances. I’m eager to learn other ways that our church can express the love of Christ, now and in the months to come.