Truthfully, this is still an idea in the making. It started with a prayer and a desire to gather believers together as the Church - not as any single church community, but as the larger body of Christ here in the greater Portland area and southern Maine, The purpose of these gatherings is two-fold: 1) to provide a space for followers of Christ to come together in worship 2) to raise awareness and present opportunities where together, we can share Christ's love for the world through simple and tangible ways
When we come together, there is so much to give. What a beautiful image to see the body of Christ reaching out together to the broken, to the hurting, to those who need refuge, to wherever He leads. It just makes sense that this would be the natural outpouring as we worship together. God's grace and mercy should move us to extend SOMETHING to the world around us- compassion, grace, mercy, support, aid, and ultimately...HOPE.