Local Churches Offer Support for “Back to School”

During the last few weeks, as teachers and administrators prepare for Back-To-School, local churches have stepped up to the plate to support the schools and families in Jones.

We enjoyed making the masks, and we made a lot at home. I made 50 in one sitting.

Karen Baxter, FBC Jones Member

The members at First Baptist Church Jones have been working away, sewing masks for the students and faculty of all three school sites. The church put out a call a few weeks ago to it’s members, asking for fabric donations and supplies. They created “take home kits” for parishioners to work from home, complete with all of the supplies to make the masks. The masks were created in various sizes with adjustable straps to accomodate the diverse sizes and age ranges of the students. Yesterday, the church donated over 250 completed masks to the Jones Superintendent, Carl Johnson, to distribute among his school sites.

We are praying for safety and that everyone would stay healthy and well. I know our kids need to be back in school, but I also know that when there is a large gathering, hopefully the masks will help prevent the spread.

Shirley Milliken Barlow, FBC Jones Member

We’ve been praying for the physical safety of our leaders and students, for peace of mind and in their hearts, and are believing for a successful year – one that propels our students into even greater future success.

Stephanie Todd, Jones Assembly of God

The Jones Assembly of God has also been busy, giving away over 200 backpacks and bags of school supplies for students from Pre-K through 12th grade. While their annual event called “Totally Free Sunday” looked a little different this year, the church was able to utilize a drive-thru format to deliver the supplies to families. They also sent bags of gourmet popcorn to faculty at all three school sites and the administration building.

Our small town is always grateful for the prayers and support of our churches. Even in a challenging season, they are a beacon of light for our community.

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