Suggestions sought for projects for ‘Released’ II

Do you know of an individual or an organization that could benefit from the help of caring Christians on a Sunday afternoon? If you do, please contact Missions Coordinator John King at Temple Baptist Church (255-3745 or

Photograph by Lester Fife

Temple will have its second “Released” day May 29 as members emphasize local mission efforts. The concept is that members are released from normal church schedules and programs to minister to people. The evening worship service and other activities will be canceled that day so that members can go out into the community and demonstrate Christ’s love for people in a variety of ways.

More than 300 people participated in the initial session of “Released” Jan. 30. Their activities included the following organizations and deeds:

  • Alpine Guest Care: singing hymns, visiting residents
  • Boys and Girls Club: Painting the floor of the gym to create a regulation, lined basketball court
  • Christian Community Action: sorting food and clothing, raking leaves, moving a freezer
  • DART: painting
  • Homes of senior adults: yard work, changing light bulbs, gluing wallpaper, moving furniture, cleaning blades of ceiling fans, minor electrical repairs and repairs to window blinds.
  • Life Choices: sorting baby food and clothes, deep cleaning, yard work, making notebooks
  • Louisiana Tech University: painting in a residence hall
  • Long Leaf: singing hymns, visiting residents

    Photograph by Lester Fife

  • Princeton Place: singing hymns, visiting residents, taking pets
  • Rolling Hills Ministries: sorting clothes and other items
  • Russ House: singing hymns, visiting residents
  • The Arbor: singing hymns, visiting residents, taking pets

About Eddie Blick

I am a retired journalism teacher and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La. This blog is one of several that I created as outlets for my interests.
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