A group of over 350 from four area churches (Zion Dominion, The Chapel, City Church of Batavia, Eastern Hills Wesleyan) sporting lime green “Do Good” shirts converged on Eastern Hills Mall November 19 with a spontaneous performance to Lincoln Brewster’s “Glory to God”, then spread throughout the mall committing random acts of kindness in Jesus’ Name to mall shoppers. One act was handing out over 200 mall gift cards with the following message: “This season is all about giving. God gave us everything though His Son, Jesus. It makes us want to give, too. Pass this gift on, or use it and be blessed. Merry Christmas! From the Churches of WNY”. The flash mob was the official kick off to a Christmas initiative of the four participating churches called “Do Good”, which is promoting the simple message: Do something good for God this Christmas.
The “Do Good” initiative is about empowering individuals and families to prayerfully look for natural ways to spread God’s love in their neighborhoods, workplaces and communities. This is also not an exclusive “club”, but an invitation to anyone to join forces with the Churches of WNY in Do Good’s mission: to transform WNY, one good deed at a time, in Jesus’ Name. Pastor Marty MacDonald of City Church in Batavia said, “What an incredible evening! To see multiple congregations come together for the purpose of serving humanity… I believe that we spread the Good News of Jesus tonight by “Doing good.’”