West Mifflin, PA, August 19, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- As summer begins to wind down, parents are turning their attention to the new school year. Back to school time can be exciting for both parents and children alike. Unfortunately, it can also be a stressful time for families that are having trouble making ends meet. Source Church, a new non-denominational church in the South Hills area, would like to help lessen this burden through its Backpack Giveaway event. Following its Sunday worship service on August 21, the church will be giving away 200 backpacks with basic school supplies on a first come, first served basis. The event will run from 2 to 4 PM and will also feature free haircuts, crafts, face painting and a bounce house. The event will be held at Wilson Christian Academy in West Mifflin which is Source Church’s current meeting place; conveniently located off state route 885 near CCAC South Campus and Century III mall.
“We are just so thankful for the opportunity to serve the people of West Mifflin and surrounding communities,” said Pastor Rick Morgan, the lead pastor of Source Church. “God has overwhelmed us with His presence since our church launched this past Easter, and we are excited to bless local families that are in need through this event.”
Source Church, which is not affiliated with Wilson Christian Academy or any other church or denomination, launched on Easter Sunday of 2016. Like many portable churches, volunteers spend much of the day on Saturday and early Sunday morning transforming Wilson’s school building into a church. The gymnasium is converted into a sanctuary complete with lighting, audio and video projection equipment. A complimentary coffee bar with pastries is set up for guests to enjoy before and after the service. The classrooms are prepared and decorated for the Source Kids children’s program. Then after the hour and fifteen-minute service is over, everything is taken down and packed away until the next week. The amount of effort that goes into each service is substantial, but Morgan never loses sight of its importance.
“Our vision is to be a welcoming community that would seek to reach the lost and broken where they are, and to lead them to transformed lives through Jesus Christ,” he said. “I am amazed by how our leadership, staff, volunteers and congregation have supported this vision in such a big way, and I cannot wait to see how God uses our church to positively impact lives in the future.”
Source hosts its worship services every Sunday morning at 11AM at Wilson Christian Academy in West Mifflin. Visit www.sourcechurch.com for more information regarding all the programs and ministries available at Source Church.