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Hazard church to do four community service projects during May

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Summit Community Church's "Be the Change" initiative will include four community service projects throughout May.

Pastor Mark Combs of the Summit Community Church says his sermons in May will focus on people helping each other and helping their community.

"Jesus said 'I didn't come to be served, I came to serve.' That's exactly what churches are supposed to do. Serve the area where God has placed us at," said Pastor Combs.

The "Be the Change" initiative at the church will include four volunteer events, starting with the Gas Buy Down where gasoline will be sold at $2.99 per gallon at the Shell Station on Morton Boulevard in Hazard on Saturday. It will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Just to help those who are less fortunate and the economy is down right now, people are having a hard time. This gas buy down thing is going to be I think a bid deal. It's going to help a lot of people," said Ricky Steele, the Worship Leader.

Other plans for the Summit Community Church in May include restoring the basketball court at the Walkertown Apartments in Hazard. That restoration project will take place May 25th.

"We just really want to provide something there for those families, for those kids, teenagers, adults, right there that they can enjoy for years to come," Pastor Combs said.

Church members say they will also participate in the Housing Development Alliance's Repair Affair on May 11th, where they plan to repair ten homes.

"This is why we're here. We're here to make a difference. We're here to serve and to love our city just the way that Jesus loved us," said Pastor Combs.

Non-perishable food items, toys, clothing, and 500 box fans will be given away at the reverse yard sale later this month. The first day of the reverse yard sale is May 18th, at the Sherman Neace Athletic Center. The next day, May 19th, is the second and final day of the reverse yard sale. On that day, the reverse yard sale will be at the Knott County Sportsplex. The reverse yard sale will start at 9 a.m. on both days.

For more information about Summit Community Church and this month's initiative, visit http://summithazard.com/ .

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