Carrying out God’s love in a practical way

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Members of Abbots Cross Congregational stepped out into their community to deliver God’s work in a practical way.

The church held a series of events throughout last week as part of its community impact week.

Members from Abbots Cross Congregational Church pictured in the Rush Park estate ahead of their clean up operation. INNT 30-423-RM

Members from Abbots Cross Congregational Church pictured in the Rush Park estate ahead of their clean up operation. INNT 30-423-RM

Members from the church held a holiday Bible club, a coffee and car wash morning and a drop in centre in Rathcoole all before a community fun day brought the week to a close.

Over 70 volunteers from the church also took to the streets around their community to perform gardening tasks and a clean-up.

They tidied up gardens and cut the grass and hedges of those elderly and less able people around Rush Park, Rathfern and the surrounding areas.

Organiser Andrew Cuthbert, said: “Everyone has been really appreciative of what we are doing and we have gotten some really positive feedback from all the residents.

“We are not asking for anything in return but just trying to get out and involved in our community.

“God offers his love up and asks for nothing in return and we are out showing God’s love and how he works in a practical way.”

Andrew added: “This is the second year we have held these events and we receive fantastic support from a lot of people.

“Tesco supported our coffee morning and Newtownabbey Borough Council helped out with some plants during our clean-up.

“Plus everyone that has taken part has had to take a week’s holiday off work and give up their own free time to help out.

“And for that we are incredibly grateful.”