Faith Memorial community outreach in a Time of Need

BY LYNN GORDON, Contributor

ST. PETERSBURG — Faith Memorial Missionary Baptist Church recently acted on its mission statement “Faith in Action” when the Women’s Ministry and the Brotherhood Ministry joined together to distribute community outreach boxes to the surrounding community.

Keeping safety and social distancing in mind, the drive-thru event was held on Sept. 5 on the church’s property at 19th Street and 18th Avenue South, which the church has come to call Faith Land. The name Faith Land was a vision given to Pastor Robert A. Vinson, Jr. and supported by the church.

The community outreach boxes amplify the 2020 Faith Church Theme:  “20/20 Vision…FOCUSING on Growing in Discipleship,” based on Matthew 28:18-20 and John 15:4-5.

The ministries assembled boxes that included laundry detergent, razors, feminine care items, face masks, toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, soap, and information about the church. The outreach was well-received as all the boxes were distributed in less than an hour.

Vinson often reminds the congregation that the church is surrounded by a dying community in desperate need of God’s Word and the love of brothers and sisters in Christ. He and the church’s ministries plan for this to be one of several upcoming outreach events to help serve the community’s needs during these challenging times.

Next on their agenda is the inaugural Faith Land Holiday Community Outreach.

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