Jackson church installs community prayer box

Jackson church installs community prayer box

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JACKSON, TN (AP) - What began as a problem at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson has transformed into a blessing for both the church and the community.

Aldersgate is located at the busy intersection of North Parkway and Campbell Street, so many cars cut through the church parking lot to avoid the intersection, said Barry Matthews, lay leader at Aldersgate.

Rather than finding a way to stop the traffic, however, the congregation decided to install a community prayer box for passers-by.

The inspiration for the prayer box came about a year ago after Matthews' Sunday school class learned about another church that created a similar box.

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