Executive Pastor Tom Abbitt (pictured) reports that Warsaw (IN) Community Grace Brethren Church celebrated its 50th anniversary this past week with a full week of service projects. Members of the church went into all facets of the local community with their sleeves rolled up, ready to do whatever they could. (Kevin Lilly photo)
Activities began last Monday with a day of prayer and fasting. Tuesday, members of the church gave 600 hotdogs away at the little league park in Warsaw, while others spent their time washing windshields at a gas station in Silver Lake and handing out water bottles at a park in Winona Lake. Wednesday, the county jail received a visit by a group ready to minister in any way possible.
Thursday, a group from the church went to “Our Father’s House,” a local charity organization with a food program. The intent was to help prepare and serve food, but due to a problem in the kitchen, they were not able to serve. “But” says Executive Pastor Tom Abbitt, “they learned some good lessons about spiritual warfare!”
Saturday the church distributed water bottles at a local triathlon and at a park. A carnival was held at the church from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday morning included a celebration service and “big lunch after the service,” says Abbitt.