Displaying the kind of grass roots efforts that puts “feet” to Christian proclamation, Rev. Dr. Randall Forester and the congregation of St. Paul’s Community Church participated in an effort that is calling people nationwide to befriend and serve the friendless in Christ’s Name ths Christmas Season.
Randall Forester, pastor of St. Paul’s, said Hicks is known in the area as a person who walks along the side of a road to Chicora, which is just over the Butler County line.
“Everybody’s seen Billy,” Forester said.
After community members began befriending Hicks, they saw the man’s home, which is now nothing more than a dilapidated two-story brick structure with pine cones strewn throughout the inside. They knew they had to do something to help the man.
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St. Paul’s Community Church of Chicora, PA is a“Faithful and Welcoming” congregation in the United Church of Christ .