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Church holds service to relinquish burdens

Reported by: Tyler Hill
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Updated: 6/01/2014 10:47 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) — Members of a church in West Point are taking their struggles and burdens and throwing them in the flames.

Northside Christian Church held its inaugural Good Riddance Day on Sunday to help rid people of their burdens.

Church members wrote down their problems on pieces of paper, prayed over them and threw them in the fire.

Members said this was a symbolic gesture of giving the problems to God, and it was giving them a chance to start over.

"This is a way of saying, 'It's done. It's over with. It's no more,'" said Deacon Carnell Holder. "So we're gonna drop it in the fire, watch it go up in smoke and disappear."

Church members said they hope other congregations in West Point follow suit and hold Good Riddance Day in the future.
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