Stratford churches making Back To School easier on parents, students

By Susan Stone

News Star Reporter


Life Point Church has been providing school supplies to Stratford school students for the past five years.

When the church first started the school supply give away the goal was to be able to provide for every student at Stratford.

“Every year we tried to give more and more and last year we felt like it was time to expand our giveaway,” Life Point Pastor Sean McKinney said.

That is exactly what they did, with the help of local businesses, this year parents of all Stratford School Students can mark off buying any school supplies for their children.

That’s right parents don’t have to worry about buying any supplies thanks to generous donations and support from Life Point Church, Oklahoma Heritage Bank, The Johnson Firm and Realty, Current Electric, Air Comfort and Stratford Public Schools. All supplies for grades Pre-K through 12th will be supplied.

And what’s better than free school supplies? Free back-to-school clothes.

The Stratford United Methodist Church will be offering gently used clothes for “Back-to-School” children at the church this Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Titling the outreach “People Helping People in Christ,” ALL clothing will be offered free of charge for parents of school age children.

According to FUMC Pastor Charles Baumann, the clothes have already been washed and sized by loving members of the church. There is also a group of clothing for adults as well.

The clothes give away is for parents of Stratford and Vanoss school children.

“We are thrilled to be able to do this for our community and look for a huge response and other future opportunities to be used by God also,” Baumann said.

There will also be a second offering next Tuesday, August 14 at the church from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. during school registration hours.


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