MATTHEWS – Members of New Beginnings Church spent part of their Good Friday spreading love in the form of free gas cards March 30 at the campus on Stillwell Road.
After seven years of providing this form of outreach, the church has it down to a science. They use volunteers to help facilitate cards through the line, hand out water and serve as cheerleaders.
“We’re trying to be a blessing to other people,” said Shantel Moore, a member of the church for 18 years. “We know that times are hard and people need gas. That’s how we can help.”
The Rev. Michael Henderson, who serves as senior pastor, founded the church in 1999. Its mission is to reach people through God’s love, word and hand.