Church of Christ goes ‘into the city’
Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 12:02 am
The Press 12/23
By Scott Bond Jr.
Youth & Family Minister
Martin church of Christ
For the past six weeks, the Martin Church of Christ has joined hands with community organizations the Carl Perkins Center and Habitat for Humanity “to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share” from I Timothy 6:18.
They also started two projects, Sack the Pulpit and Neighborhood Holiday Dinner, that were held on Dec. 19. There was a food drive and a supper meal for widows, single parents, unemployed and underprivileged families. Both projects were a big success.
The Carl Perkins Center is a Tennessee not-for-profit, child abuse prevention agency. They provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse. The church worked with Lori Hendon, the Weakley County representative. Ladies worked in organizing the basement at the center to provide more space for storage and a future teen room.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing organization building sinple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. A group worked on a house for a family in the community.
Sack the Pulpit was an outreach food drive where grocery bags and lists were handed out to members to fill and return to the area around the pulpit. When the pulpit was completely “Sacked,” volunteers delivered the bags to families in the congregation and the community that needed a little extra help during he Christmas season.
The Neighborhood Holiday Dinner was an outreach meal shared by members of the church and citizens of the city. This benefited families in the congregation and the community. The community was invited to share a great meal and a gospel message. The entire night was meant to glorify God, help reach new souls, plant a seed and let the light of Christ shine from everyone’s heart.