First Baptist Church thanks all who supported this year’s Overflow Shelter for those in need

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BRATTLEBORO -- Worship services at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., in the center of town, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday School for all ages at 10:15 a.m.

The Rev. Suzanne Andrews’ sermon will come from the Book of Luke Chapter 24, verses 13-35 and titled, "The Walk to Emmaus." She will also sing "One Bread, One Body" as special music on this Communion Sunday.

The church held its quarterly business meeting on April 27. A number of homeless friends attended the meeting following worship as this was the final day of the six-month period that the church was open for the Homeless Overflow Shelter.

Church members and friends shared their thoughts about the many who have seen and met the need -- other churches, community organizations, fraternal groups, private citizens -- all responding to the extremely cold winter by making financial donations, volunteering to cook and clean, chaperone or transport. Within the home church, Chris Connelly and her crew served breakfast for many, starting early in the morning. Members have been stopped on the street and received gifts in the mail. Some were anonymous, some with a quick word, "We just wanted to help."

Those in First Baptist Church, led by Pastor Andrews, offer thanks to all who helped in this ministry. Pastor Andrews said, "We couldn’t have done it without you."


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