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Wendy Hu-Au who lives in Harlem NY and currently serves as our associate pastor. Here she shares with us her views on why she joined Metro Hope Church, current events, and what Christ means to her. See her comments below
Why did you join Metro Hope Church?
When I first moved to New York, I felt very displaced. I found home in the people at Metro. I remember at my first potluck, meeting people who were friendly and liked to laugh and joke about how their dish was the best. At my first Cash Mob I was inspired by the ways people in this church engage the local economy. Then, a few Sundays, when I felt especially lonely, people at Metro prayed for me and lifted me out of my despair.
What does Christ mean to you?
How do the latest events (in Charlottesville, VA summer 2017) affect your faith and how do you see a way forward for our society?
To me, Charlottesville and other white supremacist or white nationalist gatherings are just an expression of sentiments that have always existed under the surface of our country. Our nation has always had a history of treating some people as more equal than others. My faith reminds me that I do not need to fear racist extremists but that my job is always the same, to stand for justice and to seek renewal for our country.
Why should one join Metro Hope Church over another church nearby or one closer to their home?
I traveled all the way from California to go to Metro! J/k. I currently live in West Harlem, so MetroHope makes a lot of sense for me and my family. I can't really say if someone should join Metro over another church nearby their home. What draws me to MetroHope in particular is its groundedness in its surrounding community. I believe a church should be good news to its neighbors. MetroHope seeks to engage local residents and businesses in Harlem and in the South Bronx in ways that helps me to be present to these communities as well.
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