Pennsylvania Church Aims to Spread Joy With the Sound of Bells

These church members are giving back to the community in more ways than one...

The Wallingford Presbyterian Church brought peace, serenity, and smiles to their small community when they rang their bells on May 3rd as a part of the first installation of the Bells Across Pennsylvania initiative.

Pastor Francois Lacroix, who is one of the few parishioners staying within the Wallingford Presbyterian Church during the lockdown, rang the bell while members of the church rang handbells to celebrate those who have been risking their lives on the front lines of COVID-19. 

The Wallingford Presbyterian Church congregation is made up of a multitude of first responders and essential workers, so this celebration was a particularly important one for their community. 

The Pennsylvania State Mayor's Association created the Bells Across Pennysylvania to bring solidarity to the members of struggling communities all over the state. It is encouraged that all buildings that have bell towers ring their bells at 7:00 PM for three minutes nightly.

Although the bell ringing helps the community by boosting morale, the members of the Wallingford Presbyterian Church have been assisting their community in a multitude of different ways. 

The church members sewed and donated more than 400 reusable masks for friends, family, and individuals who live in the local nursing homes. 

The Wallingford Presbyterian Church has also been collecting donations to help stock their local food bank. If you have any non-perishables that you would like to donate, you can drop them off in the red wagon that sits in front of the church.

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