The Memorial Baptist Church prepares buddy packs to send food to families in need over the weekend. It also has several projects to assists with school supplies and coats for students. The church has a partnership with Barbara Weaver and the Benton Elementary, and also in dialogue with the latter about ways that that volunteers can make a difference to help the teachers and staff.
The church plans music and community events, doctor appointments for children, clothing drive, family dinners, and recruitment of volunteers to read to the children, According to the Church Interim Pastor Dr. Jim Smith and staff Teresa Harrington.
On Sundays, the events in the church include Traditional Worship Service at 8:25 a.m.; Sunday School & Bible Study Groups for all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Blended Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. On Wednesday, the church holds Mid-Week Supper at 5:15 p.m. and Mid-Week Prayer Meeting at 6:00 p.m., according to the Memorial Baptist Church Web site.
The church is at 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, MO, and you can contact it at 573-443-1408.