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Churches are not MIA

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This is in response to Gregory Hemby’s claim in his letter published May 11: not all churches are missing in action.

Our church hosted an outdoor vacation Bible school on May 5 at the South Greenville Recreation Center open to the community. We walked the neighborhood inviting people, we had games and lunches and drinks and our purpose was to demonstrate that no matter who we are we are made in the "image of God" and he has a plan for our lives.

We also will be hosting God's closet, which is an outreach to help people in need provide school and play clothes for their children. We hold free health fairs, we donate to the food bank and sponsored a program for over two years that took groceries that were brought in every week to seniors all over Pitt County who had a desperate need. We collect items for the homeless that hopefully would make a night on the streets easier.

I also would like to mention the incredible outreach programs by Grace Church on Charles Boulevard. Their Trunk or Treat was not just a candy giveaway, they shared five incredibly well done Bible stories for children and opened the event to the public. I would guess they had over 500 children attend.

Koinonia Christian Center also has many programs throughout the year that reach out to people. It just hosted a free over-the-counter medication give away.

I can't name all the outreaches I hear about or read in the paper, but never doubt we are out and about sharing God's love.

Rendy Bertrand

Greenville

 

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