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Mathews churches join forces for No Walls Community Day

More than 250 children will be going to school with a backpack full of supplies because of this year’s No Walls Community Day.

Sponsored by a coalition of local churches led by Relevant Church and its pastor Patrick O. Billups, the event ran all Saturday afternoon.

In addition to the backpacks being distributed, there was a series of children’s activities including face-painting, balloon animals, lawn bowling, sno-cones, a cookout, and an appearance by the Chick-fil-A cow. 

“No Walls was an amazing day,” said Billups. “It was a team effort from start to finish.”

In total, 14 churches from throughout the area came together to make the event possible, with Billups and Relevant Church providing many volunteers the day of the event.

Participating churches included First Baptist, Relevant, Salem United Methodist, Living Waters, Cornerstone, Antioch Baptist, Zion Baptist, Kingston Episcopal Parish, Central United Methodist, Bethel/St. Matthew U...

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