Right off, let me say that this individual has some mental illness but her mind is very lucid and she is able to understand things really well. With that said...her personal hygiene is severely lacking. I mean...BAD. She smells SO bad that people LITERALLY sit far from her in church . She is not a member but rather someone who might typically come along and see what he/she can juice out of a church, if you know what I mean (food pantry, free rides, money) . She comes pretty regularly. Ok, some of you are straining to ask: so what has been done about it already? Well, the preacher approached me and asked me to take the woman aside and talk to her (with another women present). The woman was not thrilled at being told she needed a bath, shampoo and a few trips to the laundromat. Anyway, she was provided with free personal products and sent off with admonishments. I do NOT want to tell her that she is not welcome - I don't want that on my conscience before God. Oh yes, to date (after several months of her continuing antics), she still smells. Obviously, she has not changed her habits. When I was in church last night, several individuals (including me) moved from their regular spots to sit elsewhere. I almost got up to leave altogether! Any suggestions (besides ganging up on her and tossing her into a Tide-laced baptistry) ?????????