(Editor’s note: The following is a letter sent to us by Mayor Ken Freeman, who was sincerely touched by the local church wanting to do something good for the staff at City Hall.)
Dear Mr. Freeman,
I hope and pray that your holiday season has and will be filled with hope, joy and thanksgiving. I want you to know why I am writing. It is not to complain or to ask you for something. I am writing to ask if our church could do something for you and for the people of City Hall.
We love and believe in our community. We appreciate the work that so many do to make our town the community that it is. We just want to do something to show our appreciation, and to hopefully encourage you and the staff of City Hall as you continue to serve this community.
We would like to do two things. First, we would like to ask if we could pray for you and the staff of City Hall during the month of January. We would just like to ask God to help you as you serve our community. Second, we would like to do something tangible to express our appreciation. We would like to bring lunch to you and the staff of City Hall one day in January.
No strings attached. No invitations to church. No attempts at proselyting. We just want to express our appreciation to the people who serve us.
I would like to call you next week and see if we could do this for you, and, if so, what we would need to do for that to happen.
Rev. Cyle Clayton
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church