MONTGOMERY, Alabama – As part of its annual “Harvest Season,” Community Congregational Church (3481 South Court Street, Montgomery) is focusing resources on impacting their Westside community through empowerment and outreach. Events and service projects include partnering with “Feeding the Multitudes” to host a free Thanksgiving meal at the church for all in need on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM as well as giving away groceries (including turkeys or hams) to families in need (with a 36105 address) on Wednesday, November 20th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. The church’s Albert Harris, Jr. Food Pantry gave away over 700 pounds of fresh healthy groceries last month and is hoping to top that this month.
Other recent events have included a diaper and wipe giveaway earlier in the month (the church hosts the “Expresso-of-Love” Diaper Bundle every month giving away diapers and wipes to bless young families experiencing diaper need). The congregation also hosted a city-wide celebration on Sunday, November 10th as its member, Mayor Steven L. Reed, was inaugurated as the city’s first African-American mayor in its 200-year history.
The crowning celebration of this season of service will be the annual “Harvest Sunday” worship, which will take place at 10:45 AM on Sunday, November 24th (at 3481 South Court Street, Montgomery). The guest preacher will be Rev. Carrole Moss out of Atlanta, GA and the church will be honoring the efforts and sacrifices of the women of the Church all year long in serving the Westside community. Women from every level of local leadership and community engagement will be speaking and leading in worship.
Outreach and service efforts of the church this year have included:
- Giving hundreds of pounds of food each month through the Albert Harris, Jr. Food Pantry
- Raising $1,400 to sponsor children from Davis Elementary School for summer camp
- Hosting monthly diaper giveaways for the nonprofit “Expresso-of-Love,” giving thousands of diapers and wipes
- Giving quality clothing and footwear to those without clothing every month
- Hosting Mental Health Awareness Training
- Hosting community-serving youth nonprofits like Man2Man, Pink’NPearls for Girls and Ruth Center
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