TVCOG Invades Putnam Community

Church Brings Community Service


Some churches talk about community service and helping other people. One Putnam County Church recently "walked its talk" to the benefit of hundreds of grateful people.

Hundreds of benevolent members of the Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot participated in “CSI Weekend” July 26th – 28th, 2012, according to this news release.  

“CSI” stands for Community Service Invasion.  The goal of the weekend was simply community service with no strings attached.  Church members worked for weeks to prepare by bringing in donations of items to be given away during the three-day event.  Two neighborhoods received boxes of food.  

On the heels of recent power outages where many lost all of their food, recipients were very grateful.  

A free block party was thrown for one neighborhood, complete with hot dogs, sides, and rounds of corn hole.

Broadmore Assisted Living facility was given a facelift when several members trimmed bushes, pulled weeds and beautified the courtyard for residents to enjoy.  One of the teams cleaned the Putnam County library and gave gifts to the employees and volunteers.  

Single moms were the recipients of free haircuts, pedicures, manicures, and make-up makeovers.  

People pulling into Speedway, in Scott Depot, received car air fresheners and were given free window washes. Travelers stopping at the rest stops on Interstate 64 between Hurricane and Teays Valley were given bottled water and snacks.

Hundreds of people were fed lunch at the Farmer’s Market and Spray park at Hurricane City Park.  

Eighty lunches were delivered to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and EMS offices.  

Residents of Regency Place enjoyed an all facilities birthday party complete with cupcakes and gift bags.

The staff of CAMC Teays Valley Hospital received bags of goodies including note pads, pens, calculators, candy and other snacks.

“It was a great weekend for us,” says the church’s pastor, Dr. Melissa Pratt.  “Young and old served side by side.  Servanthood should be in the DNA of every Christian.  To be like Jesus is to serve, so we wanted our people to have as many opportunities as possible to do so.”  

Teays Valley Church of God is a non-denominational church committed to connecting the community to Christ’s love.  For more information about the church, please visit their website: