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Grace Point Church cancels two church services to clean up neighborhoods.
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One Macon church canceled two church services in order to serve the community.

Members of Grace Point Church off Gray Highway met at 10 Sunday morning for prayer. They then headed out to Houston Avenue to pick up trash and cut grass.

They installed benches near the bus stop and also a trash bin. Members brought their own personal yard equipment. Those who did not have equipment brought gloves and dug right in the dirt.

Head pastor of the church Chris Dorrity says instead of speaking of God's love, his church wants to show it.

"At our church we believe that life is more than just preaching the gospel. It's about living the gospel. So we're doing a new series called Grace Gone Wild," says Dorrity.

Adults were not the only ones in attendance, children also participated. One member of the church believes this could spark a fire of hope in the community.

"We believe coming out here our main purpose is to spread hope. We don't believe that the two Sundays we are taking out is going to change the community, but we know that hope is contagious," says member Dakota McNeely.

Next Sunday they are having a baseball tournament. All the proceeds will go towards buying backpacks for underprivileged children.

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