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Local Church Takes Opportunity on Easter to Pay Light Bills for Visitors

by Staff
March 28, 2011
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., ( -- For the second year in a row, The Bridge Church of Jacksonville is taking a bold step this Easter season. The church has launched its campaign to reach the community of Jacksonville, FL. The campaign's message...come hear the message of hope this Easter and get your light bill paid!

Leading up to Easter Sunday, the church will take registrations of families that desire to come and experience worship on Easter. At the end of service, they will select up to eight families from the registered attendees and pay their light bill for the month of April. Last year's campaign saw over 50 registrations and was described by many media outlets that covered the story as one of the most creative outreach ideas in years. The campaign even received mention on the nationally televised "Today Show" with Matt Lauer. This year, the church is planning to double the number of people selected. Additionally, this year's campaign is being done in partnership with other local agencies and business community. The church is planning to offer energy conservation education and many of the light bill sponsorships will be paid for by local companies.

"We were amazed by last year's outreach and are excited to do it again and give back to our city," says Pastor Charlie Campbell, "We know that as we expand the campaign this year through the efforts of other local groups and businesses, that ultimately our community will be blessed and the Lord will be honored." The church has been able to share this successful outreach model with other churches and expects a great Easter season for all involved.

Families who want a chance to have their bill paid are required to register online at They must be present at The Bridge Church's worship service on Sunday April 24, 2011 at 10:25am at 8050 Lone Star Road. Certain rules apply that are listed on the campaign's website.

About The Bridge Church
The Bridge is a youthful, diverse congregation looking to meet the needs of Jacksonville, FL. Located in the Arlington/Southside, the church is led by Charlie and Marissa Campbell. The mission of The Bridge is to help individuals experience the life of God made available through Jesus Christ.

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