First Assembly kicks off new year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2005

First Assembly of God in Greenville wants local youngsters ages 5-12 to kick off the new school year right.

The church is sponsoring a &uot;Back to School Extravaganza&uot; at 6 p.m. Sunday night, August 14 at the church’s N. Conecuh St. location.

Mike Henson and Friends will bring a puppet show to the event, singing and performing various skits with his puppet pals.

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&uot;Mike is very entertaining and he does a great job of reaching out to children and sharing the Good News,&uot; Lane Simmons, pastor of First Assembly, says.

After Henson’s show, church members will be passing out back-to-school supplies, including paper, pencils, crayons and glue, to the first 500 children. There will also be a drawing for backpacks.

&uot;We are inviting the whole surrounding community to come and join us. We want them to know we care about the kids and youth of this area,&uot; Simmons said.

For more information, contact the church at 382-2138.