LINCOLNTON––During this season of thankfulness, Christian Ministry is expressing its gratitude.
That’s the word this week from executive director Mitzi Williams. Now, said Williams, is the time to be grateful to God and to all the volunteers who make the ministry’s good work possible.
“Christian Ministry would like to thank all the volunteers, staffers and the many churches and businesses, civic groups and schools for a year of giving to this ministry and to those in need in Lincoln County,” she said. “Most importantly, we give thanks to the One who has blessed this ministry and its mission to serve all who are in need.
“Let us remember the Founder of the feast,” she added, “the One from whom all blessings flow. Let our hearts be joyful in giving thanks to our Holy Creator, the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. Let us also remember Christ when He gathered around the table with His friends on the same night He was betrayed. Even though Jesus knew what was to happen to Him in just a few hours, He took the bread and gave thanks to God. We give thanks to God for all that Christian Ministry has been given.”
In other news, the ministry’s soup kitchen needs a microwave, as Williams revealed.
“Does anyone have an extra microwave they are not using?” she rhetorically asked. “Please see Teena Sigmon in the soup kitchen.”
You may also call Sigmon at (704) 473-9114.
And if you’re interested in volunteering in any of the ministry’s many capacities, Williams encourages you to call Woody Saunders at (704) 488-8824.
Got donations? Drop them off at the ministry’s downtown Lincolnton offices, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Speaking of such contributions, donations to help defray the costs of ministry efforts are always welcome. Send your e-mails to [email protected] if your donation is in honor or memory of someone, along with the name/address of who to notify.
You may also mail your donations to:
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County
P.O. Box 423
Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.
Williams also cited the ministry’s satellite offices.
McKendree United Methodist Church, located at 3537 Maiden Hwy., just outside of Lincolnton, is open on the second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, and on the second Thursday, 5-7 p.m. And Hull’s Grove Baptist, at 6670 NC-27 West in Vale, is open monthly on the first Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Clients may sign up for Christmas help at these satellite offices. But the give-out day of Friday, Dec. 23, will be at Christian Ministry only.
Located at 207 S. Poplar St. in Lincolnton, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (704) 732-0383 to learn more.