Loving Our Neighbors

Love and inspiration was flowing this past Saturday at downtown's Centenary United Methodist Church. Their annual fund raising fashion show brought together some amazing high school students and two locally owned clothing boutiques to build support for "Love Thy Neighbor".

It's always a whirlwind to put on a fashion show. Imagine thirteen girls descending on Wildflower to get fitted and styled. In between soccer, track and homework they all found time last week to stop by and pick out their favorite things with the help of the show's coordinator, Caroline Morgan. Because of everyone's efforts, the show turned out to be a big success. With the girls all decked out in their Wildflower finds and the boys in styles from Cahill Swain, enough was raised to support Centenary's youth lead ministry, "Love Thy Neighbor", which provides monthly outreach to Winston-Salem's downtown homeless population.

Inspired by a Youth Group visit to Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, "Love Thy Neighbor" provides a meal, some type of activity (i.e. Bingo), and a free medical clinic once per month. This fashion show is their only source of funding so we were honored to be asked to help out. Not only was it a fun and inspiring fashion moment but even more importantly it brought together and supports all walks of Winston-Salem life.