Seymour Church of Christ holds coat giveaway

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

The Seymour Church of Christ help a winter coat giveaway on Satuday morning, as members of the church, and others in the community, gathered coats and blankets to give to those in need.

Minister Tom Miller said the event serves the community, as well as a higher calling. "We're glad to provide for Seymour in the name of the lord," he said. "It's all his glory, not ours." 

This is the second year the church has put together the event, and church member Melissa McBroom said that she hopes it can become annualized. The turnout for the event, McBroom said, was a little bit lower than the previous year.

"We try to advertise it the best we can, and make sure all of the kids in the schools know," McBroom said. "Some people might be living in places without insulation or heat, and they need to keep warm."

Many other churches and organizations are hosting similar events, Miller said, so that might have an impact on the turnout for the church's coat giveaway.

"Lots of people are doing this sort of thing," Miller said. "We're not in competition. We're just hoping to find ways to help the community."

Miller said that the event is only possible through the hard work of the people at the church. "It's primarily the church members," Miller said. "There were two or three people in the community who brought coats as well, but it's mostly the work of this congregation."

The Seymour Church of Christ currently meets at a rented location in Emert's Plaza. However, the church has purchased land on Boyd's Creek Highway, and it's hoped that construction on a new building will begin soon.