Article published 9/12/19 by Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church | Link
Benton First United Methodist Church’s Great Commission Day “turned out to be a beautiful, great day to celebrate being the Lord’s hands and feet in our community.”
That’s according to Jim and Dianna Ealey, members who coordinated the Sept. 7 Marshall County event for the Benton, Kentucky, church.
“Our theme of Hebrews 13:16 (And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased) turned out to be a huge blessing as five churches and an estimated 200 people came together to unite and serve Jesus,” reported the Ealeys.
Great Commission Day (GCD) is a day of mission held annually in Marshall County, usually on the first Saturday of September, explained Dr. David Russell, pastor of Benton First United Methodist Church (UMC).
“This event originated at Benton First UMC, but over the years, other churches in the community have joined in,” said Russell.
Other churches that participated with Benton First UMC this year were Benton First Christian Church, Benton First Baptist Church (first year), Benton First Missionary Baptist Church (new church campus is next door to Benton First UMC) and Central Church of Christ.
The day began with breakfast at Benton First UMC, followed by a brief time of music and prayer. Teams then dispersed to various work projects:
For more information about GCD, contact Dr. David Russell at 270-527-3990.