The event promoted The Carpenter's House, an ecumenical hospitality ministry initiated by Memphis' First United Methodist Church. "Street Church" took place on a downtown corner lot transformed into a sanctuary and buffet station. Pastors co-presided at the half-hour Word & Sacrament service and invited attendees to lector. After worship, attendees were served breakfast and given a one-day bus pass and $5 restaurant card. Thrivent provided grant funding and t-shirts for the needy; donations from Kroger, ChikFilA, and the churches covered remaining expenses. After all attendees were served, a team assisted The Carpenter's House to clean and sort donated clothing. Street Church highlighted the dehumanization of God's people by systemic poverty, and moved many street persons and volunteers to request additional worship opportunities.
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