Anchored church's street fest fills school supply nets

Posted Online: July 19, 2014, 12:00 pm
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By Leon Lagerstam,
MOLINE -- Before summer anchors get pulled up and students set sail on a new school year, Anchored in the Lord Ministries wants to fill its nets with needed supplies.

The church, at 2109 5th Ave., Moline, will hold an inaugural "Anchors Away Community Street Fest and School-Supply Collection Day" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The avenue in front of the church will be blocked off to accommodate games and activities, and a tent will be set up in a grassy lot next to the church.

There will be food, a bouncy house, games, face painting and gospel music.

"Our purpose in doing this is to reach out to the community nearest us and get to know our neighbors better; and to do a back-to-school supply drive," church pastor, the Rev. Jerome Green, said.

People are asked to bring paper, pens, glue or other school supplies. To donate, or for information, call Rev. Green or his wife, evangelist Cynthia Green, at 309-764-2360.

"It's been on my heart to do something like this," Rev. Green said. "I'm excited by it because I love working with and helping other people. It's what we are all about here at Anchored in the Lord ministries."

He said his congregation expects 100 to 200 people to attend.

The church celebrated its second anniversary in June, "and our congregation has doubled since last year," Rev. Green said. "We're busting at the seams and believe God's going to continue to bless us, and lead us to a larger facility."

An anniversary celebration to honor Rev. Green will be held Friday, Sept. 26, with details to be announced later.

"We have a great group of active church members," he said. "We're a church that's going and growing."


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