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Blessed Hope Baptist Church plans October 8 ‘Everyday Heroes’ celebration

Blessed Hope Baptist Church, located at 1710 Doubet Road, Farmington, has announced its upcoming celebration of Everyday Heroes on Oct. 8. This special event is dedicated to recognizing and honoring non-military individuals who have made contributions that make our community a safer and better place to live. A separate celebration is planned in November to recognize military service members.

Blessed Hope Baptist Church is located at 1710 Doubet Road in Farmington. Lisa Brotherton Barnes

Pastor Jon Brown expressed enthusiasm about the event and is looking forward to focusing attention on those who are often not publicly appreciated or acknowledged.

“’Everyday Heroes Sunday’ is a thank you to those selfless, sacrificing, faceless people who answer the call of need on a daily basis out of duty to the public,” he said. “They are the police and firemen and paramedics, but they are also the linemen, nurse’s aides, 911 dispatchers and other professionals who selflessly come to the aid of their community in time of need.”

The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the regular morning service will be reserved for acknowledging the selflessness, dedication and commitment that is inherent in each guest being honored. A gift will be presented to each guest during the celebration service.

A luncheon hosted at the church will immediately follow.

Explaining the importance of publicly expressing gratitude for those whose contributions are typically unacknowledged, unknown, or deeply hidden behind the scenes providing support to more visible personnel, Brown said, “Blessed Hope Baptist Church has a burden for those individuals and their families and would be honored to be able to say thank you. We can not pay them for their worth. Our token will be small, but it is the least that we can do. We encourage the public as well to be a part of this service so they could echo with our little band that much-deserved thank you for their selfless efforts.”

Blessed Hope Baptist Church monument stone commemorates the construction of the sanctuary building in 2007. Lisa Brotherton Barnes

Attendees are asked to RSVP to the open invitation by calling 573-366-6966.

To learn more about Blessed Hope Baptist Church, visit their website at Directions to the church are available online at

Lisa Brotherton-Barnes is a staff writer with the Daily Journal. She can be reached at

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