Meeting set to plan for outreach event

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : January 6, 2012

From Staff Reports

Erick Graham wants to make sure the spirit doesn’t go cold.

Graham is the pastor of Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens and one of the original organizers of the Henderson County Nativity Rally that brought 5,000 to the Courthouse square last month.

Now he is ready to hold an event at the Cain Center to provide services to the needy like “haircuts, food, clothing, heating, medical assistance, counseling, addiction recovery, etc.”

In a letter to The Malakoff News, Graham wrote, “I made a statement during the (rally) … that the pastors and ministries of Henderson County would be joining together to make a concerted effort to minister to the needs of our county. I want to ensure that we make good on this.”

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.

First, however, Graham is calling for a planning meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Sand Springs Baptist Church.
“We hope to see every church represented as well as each needs-based organization,” Graham wrote. “We would also love to have at the meeting those who can give of their services in the areas that were previously mentioned.”

The church is online at www.sandspringsbc.com, or call 903-675-4387.