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By Jerry McKneely

I attend the Neighbors aRe Us (or simply “NRU”) dinners each month on the last Thursday because of my passion for serving. Since my childhood, I recall my mother was a woman that cherished meeting the needs of others through serving in small ways, purely as an act of love. It is this passion that I have carried with me during my life that led me to invite my friend, Larry. Though Larry does not attend FPC, he has joined me and the team of volunteers that help at the event in serving the adjacent community at NRU not once, but twice!

   Truly, the joy that stems from an experience where we can serve one another is thrilling and must be shared. We all find small ways to serve that brings us much; and now I have had the pleasure of experience the joy of serving the community alongside my friend.