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Community comes together for Change the World Day
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A community of faith will come together for Change the World (CTW) Day on Oct. 8.

The event is the concept of Rev. Mike Slaughter, a UMC pastor that was launched throughout the country about 10 years ago basing it on the works done in his own church and community in Ohio.

Slaughter was and still is dedicated to going outside the walls of the church to serving all God’s people especially the poor and lost. The idea is simple, if every community in the country, the world served its people, we would change the world.

Throughout the past seven years, CTW Day in Newton County has grown, educating hundreds of people on a single day.

There are many facets to this event. There is a Community Service Fair that provides 100-plus booths educating those in the community of the services that are available in this area for health, education, opportunity, recreation and welfare. Flu shots and health screenings are available in the Community Service Fair area.

The Gifts of Grace is an area where those in our community in need can come and “shop” (all for free) for food, health items, clothes, have haircuts, showers, receive health services and information of assistance.

Throughout the event, there is music, free food and a fall festival for a day a fun and fellowship. Prayer tents will also be set up around the property, offering prayer, Bibles and devotional books.

Members of the community are invited to set up a free booth to share the ministry and missions of their churches, the services, and opportunities of their businesses and organization.
For information please contact Claudia Minge, Coordinator @ or 770.786.7305.

The community is invited to attend, be a part and experience the presence of God on this day, serving those in need, educating a community and sharing in Christian fellowship.