Local Church Marks Good Friday With Blood Drive

While many people will likely head to church to commemorate Good Friday, members of one local congregation are doing things a bit differently with their 7th annual Good Friday Blood Drive.

New Day Christian Church in Weston is already unique in the fact that it doesn't have a building to call its own. Instead, they meet in the DC Everest Middle School. Normally, the arrangement doesn't pose any problems, but around the holidays it's a different story. That's why they devised this unorthodox way to worship on Good Friday.

Pastor Aaron Winowiski tells NewsChannel 7 he thinks the blood drive is a good way to remember the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. He says just as Christ gave blood for our lives, we can give blood for other people's lives.

"A needle isn't that big a deal compared to what He did. So if you can remember what He did and kind of let that get you over your fears and do something that's going to be very powerful for someone else."

Friday was Morgan Kolbecks eighth time donating blood. She says while she loves to donate in general, this blood drive carried special meaning for her.

"This is a really important day because it is a way to show what Jesus did," Kolbeck explains. "It was a huge price that He paid that He died for us and its great to that I can in turn show my appreciation for that and give back to other people who need blood."

New Day was hoping for more than 50 people to donate Friday. As of noon they had more than 30 appointments.


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