What’s Good in The Neighborhood: Saving Souls and Touching Lives

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — They’re known for their hand clapping, foot stomping, tongue talking Pentecostal experience.

They are the Church of God In Christ.

This week, the Alabama 1st Jurisdiction of the denomination held its 68th Annual Spring Workers Meeting in Enterprise.

Worship services, classes and summits happened this week at the Enterprise Civic Center, but the church is touching souls beyond their four walls by helping meet the needs of the people within the community.

The organization held a food giveaway at New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ to feed those in need.

“This is just to show people the love of God (and) to just meet peoples needs and just be a blessing because you know love is what love does,” said Pastor Bobby Sledge, president of mission for Alabama 1st Jurisdiction of C.O.G.I.C.

Members of the church, along with the Buffalo Soldiers of Fort Rucker, handed out over 75 bags of free food to those in need.

Enterprise resident Douglas Scott said the food will go a long way.

“I get about $20 worth of food stamps, and that ain’t but a dollar a day, but you know, I try to make it,” Scott said. “I worked all my life here and there, you know, to serve my country for eight years, and I do the best I can, and I’m thankful for this food.”

“When people are hungry, they need to be fed, and just one act of kindness can just encourage somebody’s heart to know that somebody really cares,” Sledge said.

They are the Church of God in Christ, and they are what’s good in the neighborhood this week.

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