As everyone is probably already aware, a tornado ripped through Joplin, MO a couple of days ago leaving so many people in need of help.  Antioch Church is stepping up to the plate and we want to give you all an amazing opportunity to help us.  There is a Disaster Relief Team heading down to Joplin, MO on Thursday to help as many families as they can.  They are working through a church there as well to provide help and assistance. 

Here is items that is being requested: 

  • bottled water
  • non-perishable food
  • blankets
  • diapers
  • formula
  • toiletries
  • basic 1st aid supplies

If you are interested and can help us out by providing these requested items, families in the Joplin area will be much appreciative.  We as a church have already donated and sent our skid loader with the city of Greenwood Public Works Department.  Here’s the thing, we need to ACT FAST!  This team will leave Thursday evening for Joplin to distribute the items. 

Antioch Church is a drop-off location for you to bring your items.  The church will be open from 9:00-5:00 today, Wednesday, Thursday to receive what you can bring.  You can also bring by things tomorrow (Wednesday) night during service, please take it to the Welcome Center. 

Let’s all jump in and help families affected so close to us all! 

Please pass this information along…better yet, “share” this note on your facebook page.  If you want to give cash donations, you may do that as well.  Make checks out to “Antioch Church."  Or, if you want to give online, go to - and in the comments section on that site please type in "Joplin Disaster Relief.”

Let’s all do something!  Thanks so much

-Pastor Ryan Slavens

p.s. if you can’t turn in your items before Thursday, bring them in as soon as you can, this team will be making more trips down there to help