The Macon Church recently hosted its annual Because Your Life Matters Expo, but this year it was held at our recently renovated Better Living Center.

The expo connects nearby health service providers with community members and offers free services such as blood pressure and sugar level health screenings, chair massages, onsite consultations with a physician, information on healthy lifestyle habits and natural remedies, gardening tips and sewing demonstrations, spiritual counseling and Bible study opportunities, children’s activities, and great food. Many visitors marveled at this strange new thing we introduced to them called a haystack!

Relationships were built and deepened through smiles, shared stories and laughter at the various vendor booths. Moving the expo from the county fairgrounds, where it had been held the previous two years, to our newly renovated Better Living Center in the heart of downtown Macon allowed us to deepen existing relationships and build new ones with the surrounding community. The church was also able to collect feedback from community members about their primary needs and level of interest in things like Bible studies, health classes, sewing and textiles, and more.  

Thanks to everyone who helped make this expo a great success! We praise God for this opportunity to connect more deeply with our neighbors and find ways to better meet their needs, and we look forward to connecting even more with the heart of our community as we move forward to God’s glory.