Monday, May 18, 2009

Gladeville UMC to Gather Shoes

On June 7, Gladeville United Methodist Church in Gladeville, TN and hundreds of other congregations across the country are participating in Barefoot Sunday. Participants leave their shoes on the altar to be donated to the poor. Barefoot Sunday allows people to remove their shoes and walk out barefoot.

"Churches have always been incredibly responsive to our programs," said Wayne Elsey, founder and chief executive officer of Soles4Souls.

The efforts of Gladeville United Methodist Church and participating congregations will go directly toward helping put shoes on the feet of barefoot children. Gladeville Church will have a time during each morning service for new and gently worn shoes to be left at the altar. Gladeville has a contemporary service at 8:15 a.m. and a traditional service at 10:30 a.m.

Prior to Barefoot Sunday, shoes will be collected during regular business hours at the Gladeville office of Wilson Bank & Trust and Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the church office. Gladeville United Methodist Church is located at 8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Gladeville.

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