Health fair set in Sardis

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2007


SARDIS &045; A church in this rural community is trying to make a difference, engaging the community by moving God’s work outside the church doors.

The Rev. Lebaron Thomas, pastor of Mt. Nebo NP Church, announced they are conducting a Health Fair on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Saturday the church is having its annual Family Day.

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Mt. Nebo will be joined by Vaughan Regional Medical Center in conducting the health fair, offering blood glucose screenings.

The church’s Family Day is set for Saturday, when Thomas said they will be offering schools supplies and uniforms to needy families.

Dallas County Commissioner Colonel Towns will be the guest speaker for Family Day activities, said Thomas, who also wants to make a difference in area school student behavior by involving fathers early on.

He has served as pastor in Sardis for the past seven years and says he sees where more parental involvement can make a difference.

When Thomas was named pastor the church had 13 members. Now, he says they have 70.

Mt. Nebo is planning its &8220;See Me Through Conference&8221; for later this fall, which will include peer group counseling. He said they are putting together a group of people &8220;who have seen some things.&8221;