Church Plans 2nd Annual "Love Out Loud"

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Meridian A local church is once again getting ready to begin a week-long mission trip, inside the city. Northcrest Baptist Church will hold it's second annual Love Out Loud event next week. Hundreds of members will take part in mission projects across Meridian and east Mississippi, working with 18 different agencies. This year, Northcrest will be joined by several other local churches.

Organizers say it's simply a way to serve the city. "We do this because we believe this is what the church is called to do," said Northcrest mission committee member Ben Shirley. "We believe we are called to go outside the walls of our church, and be outside in our city trying to make a difference. And let people know that we love our city, and we love because Christ love us."

As part of the event, the church will hold outdoor worship services at Dumont Plaza this coming Sunday, and then next Wednesday and Friday evenings.