Church continues ministry with block party
by Charles Warner Editor
UNION — A Community Block Party geared toward low-income families was a success according to the minister of the church which organized the party.
Trinity Baptist Church seeks to minister to the needs of low-income families and homeless individuals through its Channel of Blessings Community Outreach Ministry. The ministry distributes food and essential household items at 12 different locations in Union County. The church is currently assisting 600 families a month through its distribution program. It also helps families in crisis situations with everything from food and clothes to blankets and furniture and has paired with other agencies to provide those families power bills and temporary shelter. The church also provides assistance to the county’s homeless population.
As part of its ministry, the church organized a Community Block Party at the Union County Fairgrounds on Sept. 28 for low-income families. The event featured a live band, a bounce house, horse rides, free hot dog lunches, and giveaways of household items such as dishes, pillows, and blankets to families in need.
Rev. Neil Keisler, pastor of Trinity Baptist and director of the Channel of Blessings ministry, said the block party was a success with contributions from other churches and other organizations. Keisler said musical entertainment was provided by the group Kornerstone; hot dogs were prepared by Bikers Against Hunger; horses were brought by the Cowboy Church; and New Deliverance Worship Center provided the bounce house.
In addition, Keisler said that First Baptist Church, Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, and Church Builders Tabernacle also assisted with the block party. He said that personnel from Celebrate Recovery and SAFE Homes were there as well.
Keisler said the party was a success with all those in attendance having a good time. He said household items and toys were distibuted to 165 families and individuals.
Anyone who needs the ministry’s help should call Rev. Keisler at 864-706-0481.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at email@example.com.
Commentscomments powered by Disqus
Local Gas Prices