Fran Mazur

Fran Mazur aka " the Soup Christian"

Micah 6:8 "He has shown you O mortal, what is good . And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." This is what i try to do, with varying levels of success.


I have been with Abiding since July,2013, what initially attracted me is the concept of ministry with, rather than ministering to someone.My passion is Social Justice, I believe there needs to be a level playing field for all. In the beginning I attended about once a month, after Abiding moved to the North Side of Pittsburgh, we began a cold weather emergency response center. I direct the food ministry for Abiding, but I don't do it alone. The beauty of this ministry is that everyone is welcomed and encouraged to come into the kitchen an help prepare and cook the meals in which we share. No one person is in charge of our meals, as a community we plan all menus, tasks, events & etc together. 


My early spiritual background was rooted in the Roman Catholic church, as an adult I found that Lutheran theology fit me much better. Another favorite part of Abiding for me is that, All are welcome . Regardless of faith traditions !



I have received many blessings from my association to and with the people of Abiding. Primarily I have been blessed by the relationships I have formed with the community. It has been a delight to watch leaders come up from the community, everyone takes ownership of our ministry.