Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Church's Little Free Library is a 24/7 ministry

 I've posted before about churches using a Little Free Library as a means to connect with their community.  The Mazomanie United Church in Wisconsin is another fine example.  Recently, Pastor Carolyn Kennedy wrote in the Sauk Prairie Eagle newspaper:
Mazomanie UCC with its steepled LFL in front
Unless I’m in the office or it’s time for worship, our church building is likely to be locked. However, our Little Free Library, which is painted and decorated with a steeple and stained-glass windows, is open for ministry 24/7.
The Little Free Library helps everyone to be in ministry even if only in a small way — by donating books or finding something to please a lonely neighbor. It can be hard for a stranger to walk into a new church; the library is a cheerful invitation and welcome. We cannot know who was reassured or sustained by something from our modest gift to the community. For a small cost, our library has an important impact.
 Is your church far from a regular lending library? Do you want to minister to strangers even when no one is at the church? Do your members or neighbors have trouble getting to the library? Is your house so full of books your spouse is threatening to start a bonfire? A Little Free Library is the way to go.
Read her full article here; or visit littlefreelibrary.org for more information.

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