Church members spending week reaching out to others
by James Phillips
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Members of Carbon Hill’s First Baptist Church handed out doughnuts to businesses in Carbon Hill Tuesday. Daily Mountain Eagle - James Phillips
Members of Carbon Hill’s First Baptist Church handed out doughnuts to businesses in Carbon Hill Tuesday. Daily Mountain Eagle - James Phillips
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CARBON HILL — When members of Carbon Hill’s First Baptist Church entered area businesses Tuesday morning holding boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, they were greated with some odd looks.

“They all think we’re there to sell doughnuts,” Pastor Scott McCullar said. “They don’t believe it when we tell them we’re giving them the doughnuts for free.”

Members of the church gave away 75 dozen doughnuts Tuesday to businesses throughout Carbon Hill. The giveaway was a part of CHFBC’s annual missions week, which is a time the church sets aside each year to saturate the community with good deeds. The week includes everything from the doughnut giveaway to lending a helping hand at the Mission of Hope in Dora.

“We try to impact our community throughout the year,” McCullar said. “This is a week where we make that even more of a priority.”

On Tuesday, three groups from the church split Carbon Hill into three sections to distribute the doughnuts. Daniel Cody, a member of the CHFBC youth group said he enjoyed the day.

“It’s good to be able to meet people,” he said. “We want to bring people to God.”

McCullar said even doughnuts can be a ministry tool.

“Throughout this week, we are trying to show God’s love in practical ways,” he said. “Giving free doughnuts is a way to bless people.”

Each day this week, the church is taking part in a different project. On Monday, members helped out in various ways at the Eldridge Children’s Home.

The next two days will be spent at the Mission of Hope, assisting in the group’s food and clothing distribution. On Friday, church members will minister to shut-ins, and Southern Baptist missionary Rick Lance will round out the week as the special guest speaker at the church on Sunday.

“We just want to share Jesus with people,” McCullar said.

For more information, contact the church at 205-924-4145.