Church passes out school items as part of convention

The children of Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance were treated to a cookout along with back-to-school supplies Saturday, Aug. 20.

Church passes out school items as part of convention
August 25
05:15 2016

Photo by Timothy Ramsey



With the start of the school year right around the corner, purchasing school supplies are at the top of the list for many parents and students.  To help with that, Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance held a cookout with a school supply giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The giveaway and cookout were part of the 28th annual church convention, which took place last week.  During the convention there were a number of activities for the church, such as the opening ceremony, a guest preacher and a banquet that took place on Friday.

The giveaway was sponsored by members of the church along with Walmart and Target who donated gift cards to the church, according to youth ministry co-chairman Dennis Jeter III.

There were a multitude of activities and giveaways during the cookout, including a bookbag giveaway, bingo and a Winston Salem Fire Department fire engine for the children to see.  The Fire Department was from Engine 9 on Ogburn Avenue.

The children, who ranged from elementary school to college age, were very grateful for the supplies they received.

“I think it’s a good thing for the church to provide supplies for the children,” said Micah Perry, a student at the Living Arts Institute in Winston-Salem.

Kiwanna Williams, also a student at the Living Arts Institute, said, “Calvary Hill always puts the youth first. Any time we are in need for school supplies are anything like that, its just amazing how they look out for the kids who are starting school.  You can really tell they care for the youth.”

The theme of this years’ convention is “Reaping the Harvest” because the church wants to focus on evangelistic works.  Church Pastor Claude C. Turner was very happy with the way the convention turned out and glad the kids had the opportunity to receive school supplies.

“We want to be an out-reach ministry and go where the needs are in our community,” said Turner. “We have had an awesome week this week and today is our fun day.  The main thing for today is the school supplies for the kids and just having a Holy Ghost good time.”

The convention culminated with a service on Sunday, Aug. 21, in which Pastor Turner delivered the message.

Dennis Jeter III summed up the day by saying, “We are having a great celebration and everyone is enjoying it and we are happy to help the kids.”

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