A New Hampshire pastor said she was willing to go to great heights if her congregation raised $8,500 to keep their church going while their doors remain closed during the coronavirus lockdown.
They raised $12,0000, so Pastor Patty Marsden is set to spend the night in the steeple of Newmarket Community Church at some point in the next few weeks.
“My biggest concern lately maybe has been spiders,” Marsden said.
The money is keeping the church going while their doors remain closed. Their food pantry is feeding people during the pandemic, and Marsden said keeping it going was a big reason for raising the funds.
Marsden announced the idea on Easter Sunday in a virtual sunrise service from the steeple.
Now the church is starting a new initiative, encouraging people to wear masks.
“It’s the greatest commandment, to love your neighbor as yourself, and by wearing a mask we really believe we are loving our neighbors,” she said.