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DeWitt County churches walk, pray for city safety

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
May 29, 2013 at 12:29 a.m.


IF YOU GO

• WHAT: Love One Another walk and picnic

• WHEN: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

• WHERE: First Baptist Church, 408 N. Gonzales St., to Daule Park and Clubhouse

• MORE INFO: Contact the Rev. Glenn Robertson, 361-275-3401 or the Rev. Terry Brown, 361-564-8201.

It doesn't take much to demonstrate love to one another.

That's why members of the Cuero Area Ministerial Alliance are inviting area residents to gather for the "Love One Another" walk Sunday.

The event, organized as a prayer walk and community picnic, aims to bring the city and its variety of churches together for one cause - to lessen crime in DeWitt County.

"We've had some violence and some gang situations here in Cuero" in recent years, "and one of our pastors came and said, 'Let's do something,'" said the Rev. Terry Brown, an event organizer. "We realized prayer is the first thing we can do and the second thing is to love one another."

Cuero's area churches of all denominational and ethnic backgrounds are participating in the walk, Brown said, which will start near the First Baptist Church and conclude at the Daule Park and Clubhouse.

Brown said the walk is about 30 minutes long, and prayers will be said by those participating in the walk.

"We'll also be engaging others and explaining why we're walking and invite them to the park to join us for lunch."

Hamburgers, hot dogs and side dishes will be served at the park, Brown said.

"We're going to show everyone that the churches get along and the pastors get along," Brown said.

Mary Barfield, a member of Fresh Start Fellowship Church, said she's excited to see the area churches come together in unity. She hopes this will be the first walk of many in the future.

"We want people to come from all directions for this," she said. "The white churches, the black churches, and Hispanic churches, they're coming together as one."

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