Seymour church offering free services, household items

This weekend, a local church will give away items and services to families and individuals in need.

Cornerstone Community Church will conduct its annual Big Fall Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1088 Sarasota Drive in Seymour.

During that time, people can come to pick out free clothing for their family, household items, furniture and toys.

“They can have anything they want, as much as they can carry. It’s all free, no strings attached,” Pastor Johnnie Spivey said. “God has provided it all.”

Also available will be free fluid and tire pressure checks on vehicles, vision screenings conducted by Seymour Noon Lions Club, eyeglass repairs and haircuts.

A meal will be served, prayers will be shared and Bibles will be handed out, Spivey said.

All items and services are donated by members of the church and community as a way to “help our neighbors,” he added.

“It’s all about Jesus,” he said. “Jesus first.”

Anyone wanting to donate can bring items to the church.

“There’s still a need for clothes, furniture, dishes, toys, baby items, socks and everyday items people use,” Spivey said.

Besides donations of items, the church also received $1,500 that will be used to purchase new underwear and socks to distribute and oil and washer fluid for vehicles.

Spivey said the few items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.

The church has organized the giveaway for more than 10 years.

“It started because it was a simple way that we as a church body could give back to our community,” Spivey said. “It’s truly a beautiful sight. The love of God poured out unconditionally. We are all blessed to be a blessing.”

He expects a big crowd to start lining up early.

“We usually have over 500 people turn out for the event. There will be about 300 to 400 people in line when we open the doors,” he said. “And we have over 100 volunteers. The community loves it; they turn out year after year. Our volunteers love it because they get to serve and give.”

[sc:pullout-title pullout-title=”If you go” ][sc:pullout-text-begin]

What: Cornerstone Community Church’s annual Big Fall Giveaway, including free clothing, household items, furniture, toys, auto inspections, health screenings and haircuts

Where: Cornerstone Community Church, 1088 Sarasota Drive, Seymour

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Information: 812-522-7804,