Category Archives: Outreach

Volunteerism

I stood back and observed as men pulled groceries from shelves and filled bags with what the waiting women would turn into meals to feed their families. In what might have been a somber setting, I was struck by all … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Eighteen year old B sat down one evening in the privacy of her own bedroom to write a note. With her pen posed above a notebook of ruled paper, she thought back over the last two years. During that time … Continue reading

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Fish and Loaves of Bread

I remember the summer days of years past spent in Vacation Bible School where I listened to such great stories as Jonah and the whale and Jesus healing the sick. These miracles made sense to my young mind; my mom … Continue reading

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It’s About Giving

The morning came when I was to volunteer for Rainbow Village. They were moving their offices from the original location in Norcross to a new address in Duluth, and I had offered to help with the move. As I prepared … Continue reading

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Small Packages

Sometimes great things come in small packages. Such as a diamond engagement ring in a little velvet box, a favorite family photograph captured in just a few bytes of digital memory, a song that describes a lifetime sung in less … Continue reading

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Works Inspired by Faith

Are you living in comfortable surroundings, enjoying nice things, lacking none of life’s necessities? If so, walk in someone else’s shoes for a moment… Imagine coming home to find there is no table on which to share dinner with your … Continue reading

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Witness the Need

A man in a battered van piled high with ladders and covered in paint spatter pulls into the parking lot and lets his wife, baby in arms, out at the curb. They chat only briefly; he is headed to work. … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds, Reaping the Harvest

Looking for something substantive to do with C., the young boy I mentor, I spied the Willis House Garden Project in the bulletin one Sunday. Reasoning all boys like playing in the dirt, I made arrangements to meet Claire Dees … Continue reading

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Take the Church to the People

Not long ago I had an opportunity to see a side of Atlanta that many people like me – educated, well-fed, financially blessed, and confident about my future – probably never see. My afternoon began with Rev. Tim Cummins, Executive … Continue reading

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The Call to Serve

I worked at Good Samaritan Health Center recently, the medical clinic serving the poor in our county. It opens for business at 8:30AM and on the first day of the month it conducts its open enrollment. Fifty new patients are … Continue reading

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