Serving the Community
Muskogee, okla. – On Dec. 17, 2019, the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce arrived at 615 S. Main Street for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Muskogee Seventh-day Adventist Community Services building. Not only was this the grand opening of the building, it was also the one-year anniversary of the Samaritan Center of Muskogee. The Samaritan Center is a thrift store that provides emergency food and clothing to people who need it. The thrift store pays for its own overhead, provides funds for school tuition assistance for a student at Muskogee Seventh-day Adventist Christian Academy and other community needs. After the flood disaster in the area, we were able to represent ACS/Disaster Relief in partnership with the community.
In Oct. 2019, our facility hosted and assisted with a domestic violence seminar in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Prevention Network of Muskogee, presented by Marie Fisher. The ACS building has other ministries as well. Celebrate Life Recovery meets every Monday evening with Krissy Jones Miller facilitating. A food pantry is scheduled to open soon. The Health and Temperance Department of our church plans to utilize the multi-purpose area in our facility as well, with a five-day smoking cessation clinic scheduled in February.
We are thankful to God for providing the building and allowing us to be a part of the community.
By Judy Reid