I thought this would be a nice way to engage people without being confrontational. When someone walks by, we would just say, ‘Is there anything in life we can pray for?’ If the person says, no. that’s it. If the person says, ‘Yeah, my grandmother is really sick,’ then we can open a conversation.
-- Rev. Ed de la Cour, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Pocasset
Churches should reach out to people on their own property. I found the public venue of this disturbing and distracting. What happens when another group comes in and another and another?
-- The Rev. Deborah Warner, rector of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole
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