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Mount Zion Church’s second block party a successcomment (0)

May 22, 2008


Approximately 300 people gathered at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Alexander City, April 19 for the church’s second block party. An outreach effort designed to attract members and prospects of all ages, the event featured all-day music, a puppet show, an inflatable slide and moonwalk for the children and free food. "It was a great day," said Pastor Ed Frantz. "The turnout was marvelous and it was healthy for our church. We had three folks accept Christ, and we identified 20 to 25 people in our area who do not go to church."

Joining in the festivities were representatives from the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama State Trooper Association, Alexander City police and fire departments, U.S. Air Force and Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries. Local businesses donated door prizes, and drawings took place throughout the day. A volunteer staff of 40 to 50 members of the Tallapoosa Baptist Association church planned and carried out the event. For a church that averages 100 to 110 in Bible study each week, the participation level was high, Frantz said. "I just think God has blessed me with the sweetest church in the whole state," he said. Plans are already under way for a third block party, set for 2009.

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