Wellsville's First Christian Leads "Pledge To Take A Stand for Change"`
Pastor Mark Blakely and his staff at Wellsville's First Christian Church are making a commitment as a village church to stand up in the community to help put an end to bullying. This past Wednesday, April 25, they opened the doors of the church to everyone in town to join them to “pledge to stand for change”. The goal for the event was to get the word out that it's time to take a stand against bullying of any kind.
Nearly 200 people accepted the invitation to join in the commitment to stand up to bullying. Most all of them signed a huge banner pledging to do their part. That banner will be displayed on the church's sign near the eastern entrance to town. Pledge cards were given to all the students attending asking them to tape the cards on the front of their lockers in school.
In addition to Pastor Blakely the event was also organized by Youth Pastor Brandon Russell and Children's Director Lyndsey Mackall. First Christian has joined forces with the Wellsville School District and the Family Community & Resource Center to host regular weekly tutoring help in the district's effort to improve scores on State mandated proficiency tests. The weekly event is held every Wednesday afternoon at the church with entertainment, healthy snacks and tutoring.
The staff at First Christian has stated that they are making a commitment as a church to stand up in the community to help put an end to bullying. They are making a very visible effort toward this goal and they are doing all they can to provide a safe place where children are not judged, picked on or hurt.
The church is located at 831 Main Street in Wellsville. For more information on the “Pledge to Stand For Change” call 330-532-1587.