It’s been called “a small church with a large footprint.”
And today, people living in that footprint are giving back to St. Luke United Methodist Church on Crawford Avenue downtown – by helping rebuild the sanctuary that was destroyed by fire in December 2016.
The latest gesture is a $17,000 check from the Augusta Bar Association last week, proceeds from its Mulherin Plaid Golf Tournament and Silent Auction last year.
The association was moved to step in with the help because the church so often steps out to help others. Its Kids With a Future after-school program, for instance, started by students from the Medical College of Georgia, pairs adult mentors from Augusta University and the rest of the community with area kids who can use homework help and other guidance -- or just a role model to enjoy fun activities with.
The church, like most others, is the embodiment of James 2:26: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
But as it has seen, good works often flow both ways.