150 families served by yard sale
By Carrie A. Mizell
Bethel Baptist Church members estimate that over 150 families were served through their community-wide free yard sale on Saturday.
Sherry and Rebecca Cumbie did crafts with kids
so their parents could shop the yard sale.
A church outreach ministry, the yard sale offered not only free clothing and toys, but also school supplies, Bibles, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
According to Toby Rutledge, church members worked three different nights last week sorting through all the items church members donated for the yard sale.
“During these economically challenging times, our church wanted to help the children and youth of the church and the surrounding area with school clothing and school supplies,” said Pastor Jake Cravey. “Not only did we receive children’s items for distribution, but also adult clothing and household items.”
All items given away were gently used, but in excellent condition, not to mention the goods were free.
Ruby Langford and Toby Rutledge served refreshments
to people who stopped by the yard sale.
People who stopped by the yard sale were only aked for their name, address and telephone number, so that church members can visit with them later and tell them all about the ministries available at Bethel Baptist Church.
The pastor explained in a letter given to everyone who attended the give-a-way that the free yard sale would end at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
“There should be items left and you are welcome to come back about 2:30 p.m. and go through the tables once more,” Cravey stated.
The pastor further extended the church’s hospitality by inviting all in attendence to attend a homecoming service at Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 4 beginning at 11 a.m.
Revival services will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 thru Wednesday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Tony Barber will be the speaker each night.