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Four Utica churches come together to help out those in need in community

Posted 4/19/22

UTICA — Four of the Seventh-Day Adventist Churches in the city with diverse congregations came together for a community outreach effort, giving away 203 baskets of food and toiletries to families …

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Four Utica churches come together to help out those in need in community

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UTICA — Four of the Seventh-Day Adventist Churches in the city with diverse congregations came together for a community outreach effort, giving away 203 baskets of food and toiletries to families in need.

The event, which took place at 1116 Park Ave. on Saturday, next to the library parking lot, according to the church officials.

“What is unique about this is the multicultural differences of the churches involved in (Karen, Hispanics, Congolese, and American) these churches make the fabric representation of our community here in Utica,” the announcement
said.

“During the pandemic our churches contributed on easing the community with their financial hardships by helping families with their rent, electricity payments, food, and toiletries etc.,” Pastor Josue Nico said in the announcement.

Nico said the event was well-received by the community and people lined up for blocks for the giveaway.

“We came together on Saturday and committed ourselves to do the critical mission of preaching the gospel, but to reach out to the community as well,” Nico said.

“The objective of this event was to show the community that there was someone who cared,” Nico added.

The churches, officials said, have contributed more than $70,000 in assistance to the community from their limited collective resources.

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