CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved widespread reductions to the nation’s food assistance program that would cut some $40 billion in nutrition aid over 10 years and shut off benefits to millions starting in 2014. Many believe that this move, will not only require local food pantries (such as our own Joan’s Food Pantry) to fill the gap, but devastate millions of our fellow citizens in one of the richest countries in the world.
In light of the truth that there are never easy answers to tough problems, on Sunday, Sept. 29, Asbury Church parishioners will challenge each other by asking the question how do people of faith respond? How do we approach the issue of hunger and economic struggles in a faithful and responsible way? How do we respond to such measures and most importantly what would Jesus cut?
By framing the tough questions of today in a foundation of faith, Asbury demonstrates its commitment to not only have that holy conversation about what it means to be authentic, relevant, and missional followers of Jesus, but understand how we can support each other as we move through our individual faith journeys.
The church is committed to culture of discernment through Scripture, Reason, Tradition and Experience and welcome all who are interested in journeying with us as we redefine what it means to be and do church.
Services are held Sunday at Asbury Church 10 a.m. For more information or directions visit www.chesterfieldumc.org.