GPBSC is out to serve at The Mission

The General Progressive Baptist State Convention of Mississippi Evangelical Board will have an outreach for the West Point Clay County Community at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Mission. (File photo)
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DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

The General Progressive Baptist State Convention of Mississippi Evangelical Board is joining with local agencies to have a time of outreach for the West Point Clay County community.

"The Church has Left the Building and is Out to Serve," is the theme for the event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Mission.

"The weather turned cold very quickly this year," Jean Vance of GPBSC said. "We are providing to coats to those in need. We have them in adult and children's sizes."

Vance said the some of the coats are new and some are gently used, but anyone in need of winter outerwear is welcome to come and receive a coat.

"For those who don't need a coat but who would enjoy a hot meal, we will be serving food," Vance said. "Everything is free and everyone is welcome."

The GPBSC Evangelical Board functions to meet the needs of the people both spiritually and physically. Pastors, ministers and other staff will be in attendance to assist those who are in need of prayer or have other problems.
"We have representatives from many types of agencies that can help," Vance said. "The Mission will soon offer the Men's Transitional Living Center, in January. But they have other types of help for those with addictions. Not just chemical dependency. We are very happy to be able to use their facilities."

Contact Helpline, Community Counseling Services, Family Resource Center of Tupelo and the West Point Police Department will have representatives available to share information and resources that the public may not be aware is available.

"We want to offer help with both spiritual and natural problems," Vance said. "Sometimes people do not know where to turn for help. We want to offer to meet the needs of the community through faith."
Vance said everyone has issues in their life that they may not know how to find the help they need.

"This is outreach to our community," Vance said. "We don't want anyone to feel ashamed that they need some help. That is what we are here for. If you are cold, come and get a coat for yourself and your children. If you are hungry and need a hot meal please come. We want to help those who need us."

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