Church focuses on local missions

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 3, 2001

Mission projects should be a local activity, say members of Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Natchez.

That’s why the church’s congregation has adopted Frazier Primary School through the Partners in Education program – the first church in Natchez to participate.

&uot;We’ve decided in our church … that missions is everyday – it’s local,&uot; said Barbara Ann Mingee, a church member.

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Mingee, Pastor Lou Knighton and two other church members, Kim Davidson and Colleen Groves spent Thursday working on nametags for the children who will begin school next week.

&uot;They wear them about the first week we’re told,&uot; Mingee said. &uot;All they need now is the children.&uot;

About 500 children will attend at Frazier Primary this year so the nametags are a necessity, officials said. They provide the name of each child and other needed information such as bus numbers and whether a child will ride the bus or leave school with a relative.

&uot;It’s just so wonderful to get all of this done so (when the children arrive) you can get down to what you need to be doing,&uot; Knighton said.

Any group or organization interested in participating in Partners in Education can contact the Natchez-Adams School District at 444-2800.