Armed with doorknob hangers and a street map, many of our members visited houses within the 1-mile radius of our church.
Beth Paschall, our Diaconal Minister who coordinated this effort, gave the following instruction:
Dear Doorknob Hanger,
Yours is the important job of expressing neighborliness to the people living in the proximity of our church. We want to be a good neighbor.
Ring the doorbell. If someone comes to the door, introduce yourself. Say something like this:
"Palos United Methodist is celebrating its 70th anniversary next Sunday. We want you to at least stop over for coffee between 9:00 and 11:00 am, or to hear the Blue Grass Band at 1:45 pm.
"We want to be a good neighbor and be of any help possible. We are close enough that your kids could walk or bike over."