A congregation in Florida will be celebrating Veterans Day weekend by hosting a concert and fundraiser at their church to benefit the homeless.
Ensley First Baptist Church of Pensacola will host the concert and fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and is expecting between 100 and 200 attendees.
Scheduled performances will include the country-gospel group Southern Revival Band and the bluegrass group String Farm Band, as well as some of Ensley FBC’s own members who have musical talents.
Funds raised during the concert will go to Takin’ it to the Streets Homeless Outreach, a ministry of the church that helps the area’s homeless population.
Melinda Henry, director of the soon to be opened women’s recovery program, A Future and A Hope, and wife of Ensley FBC’s pastor, told The Christian Post that their church “has always been a place of refuge for the down and out in the community.”
“We would find people sleeping on our front steps to the church, on the back steps and under the awning. We wanted to do more to help them,” Henry said.
“So eight years ago, under God’s direction and through much prayer, the homeless outreach was breathed into existence.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski