en with personal care and hygiene items, free for the taking. Businesses in the area helped as well by providing supplies and door prizes.
A steady stream of people turned out for Community Day, according to Lucinda Morwani, a member of the congregation who worked the welcome table.
“We’ve had at least 150 people,” Morwani said. Overall she said it was a beautiful event. “One guy told me he was very thankful,” she said, adding that the man told her he was living in a tent and appreciated the items the church was giving away. Marie Blevins told a similar story. “I helped two homeless people and they came here and said, ‘thank you’ a few times,” Blevins said. “It felt good to help them.” Morwani agreed. “I just want to meet people in their need,” she said.
Because of this initial success, Harris de- clared that Community Day would become an annual event for Abundant Life.
“We want to show people the love of Jesus Christ,” he said. “We’re taking that to the next level.”
Free hot dogs and hamburgers were served along with games, door prizes and inflatables as Abundant Life Worship Center hosted its first Community Day Saturday in Elkton.
On a break from a caricature, Christie McDevitt draws a portrait of another vendor inside the tent at the Upper Bay Arts Festival in North East Saturday.
Finding her own corner to bounce in a house full of boys, this young lady enjoyed herself during Community Day at Abundant Life Worship Center in Elkton.