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Trinity Plans Holiday Concert and Blanket Drive for the Homeless
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor
Published December 11, 2019

Rev. Alvin Tunstill Jr. and homeless activist Brian Ferguson (Cora J. Fossett/L.A. Sentinel)

In keeping with the season of giving, Trinity Baptist Church will present two community events to help people enjoy the holidays.

The first program is a Christmas concert entitled, “O Holy Night,” set for Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3:30 p.m., in the edifice at 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Los Angeles. According to Pastor Alvin Tunstill, the combined choirs will sing a wide range of selections under the direction of Roland Hamilton.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, Trinity’s Homeless Ministry will sponsor their 12th Annual Blanket Drive as part of their ongoing mission to aid women, men and children who live on the streets of Los Angeles. Donations of full, king and queen blankets along with pillows will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the church garage parking lot.

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“The need is greater than ever, so we encourage the community to contribute to this worthy cause to help the homeless,” said Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr. “Our theme is ‘Love Your Neighbor’ based on Luke 10:27-37, and Brother Brian Ferguson, our main organizer for many years, is heading up our campaign.”

Ferguson, who has been a homeless advocate for nearly a quarter-century, said, “We accept donations all year long, but as the weather turns cold, the gift of warm blankets and pillows is especially needed.

“Of course, our main goal is to introduce people to Christ in the hope that they will accept Him as their Savior.   The blankets pave the way to opening hearts and minds, but the word of God never fades away.”

In support of his ministry, Ferguson has run in more than 50 marathons with all proceeds going to the homeless. Throughout the year, he arranges several activities to aid homeless individuals including foot washings, pedicures, and grooming services, along with distributing meals, toiletries, hand warmers and tarps.

To learn more about the concert or Blanket Drive, call (323) 735-0044.

 

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