LORTON, Virginia (RNS) When Mary Smallenburg, 35, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, opened a package from her mother to find cereal and ramen noodles, she burst into tears. Without it, she wouldn’t be able to feed her four children.
Every Sunday morning, P.S. 144 elementary school in Queens, like
dozens of schools in New York City and thousands more nationwide, is
transformed into a house of worship for a few hours, hosting the Forest
Hills Community Church with its prefab pulpit and portable baptistery.