•Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, would like to thank Rev. Joel Embry for all his love and care these past few years as church pastor. “We pray for a long and happy retirement for him,” church officials said. “We would also like to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Andy Hargrove, to the Sanford area and to Madison County.” In-person worship services will resume in July, officials said. Sunday School for all ages will resume at a later date. Those interested in joining the services online or in person can contact Laura Ingram at 479-283-2090 or laura.d.ingram@gmail.com or message Gordon's Chapel on Facebook.

•Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church, Hull, will hold its monthly food giveaway and clothes closet on the following Fridays in 2020, from 9 to 10 a.m.: July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

“These food and clothes giveaways are held for those who are in need of food and clothing for their immediate family,” church leaders said. “Please note that all food and clothes distributions are on a first-come, first-serve basis and that it is fully funded by Gordon's Chapel UMC. For food distribution, Gordon’s Chapel works in coordination with the NEGA Food Bank.” The food bank is held at the Sanford Community Center, 6495 Nowhere Road and is currently operating as a drive-through. “The clothes closet is held in the green building next to the community center and we will observe social distance guidelines, so please stay in your vehicle when you arrive at either location and follow signs and volunteer directions,” organizers said.

•Moon’s Grove Baptist Church, 1985 Moon’s Grove Church Road, Colbert, will distribute free food and clothes on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The dates for 2020 are as follows: July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. Call 706-795-2063 or www.moonsgrovebaptist.com for more information.


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