At a time when the economic picture is bleak and people are turning inward to their own problems, Threshold Church of southern Mecklenburg, a congregation of about 300, made a large impact on the community.
Threshold Church, which meets at the Siskey YMCA every week, has no intention of having a building fund. The six-year-old congregation, according to Sherri Silvia, prefers to spend time and money helping the needy.
The congregation hung 2,000 grocery bags on doorknobs, asking the community to fill them with nonperishable foods. They collected two tons of food, turned the food over to Common Cupboard, a nonprofit organization that serves people struggling to meet basic needs.
Threshold Church members believe that together they can make a difference in the world. They begin by starting in their own backyard. The vision of Threshold incorporates the ideal of caring about others – age, race, gender, nationality, salary, even past mistakes make no difference.