Small, but strong!
The Toxey United Methodist Church is four (yes, 4) members strong and engaged in mission in their small Choctaw County (Ala.) town. On Wednesdays at noon they host a soup lunch for as many as 24 people from the community. There is always a bowl passed throughout the crowd to receive spare change.
The change, however, is not used to pay for the meal....the church does that. The change is used to fund local mission work. Last year, they raised and distributed $350 to those in need in Toxey. This is after they have paid 100 percent of their connectional missional giving (apportionments).