Walk, bike ride benefits church missionaries


AARON PIPER | THE TRIBUNE Members of Seymour Christ Temple walk a route Oct. 6 during the Groups 3C Walkathon in Seymour. Church, Christ and Community are the 3C portion of the event%u2019s title. Proceeds from the event went to help the church with its ministry projects and to local charities, such as Anchor House.

Seymour Christ Temple recently sponsored its first 3C Walk with a 10K walk-a-thon and a 3K bike-a-thon for kids.

Pastor Dennis Allman said the goal of the walk was to unite Christ, the church and the community by bringing people together to support different needs.

The event raised funds for programs at the church, Anchor House in Seymour, for Pastor Jeff Phofl, who is starting a church in Tampa, Fla., and for the Shepard family, which is planning to travel to Jordan to be missionaries in the Middle East.

“We wanted a way we could help support local needs, but we realized there is probably a bigger picture,” Allman said.

He said spreading help across the board and especially more than just themselves is a rewarding experience in the long run.

“The walk is going to help gain exposure to needs both locally and for Anchor House,” Allman said. “Maybe people don’t feel as closely related to the foreign need or the needs in Tampa, but they are aware of local needs.”

He said the walk wasn’t just about fundraising but also about making people aware of local needs that are dependent on people donating their time and money.

“People in the community need to realize we’re not an island,” he said.

Allman said 24 adults and children participated in the event.

“I am looking forward to the event next year,” he said.

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