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September 18, 2019 Page 3B iP orter Spot|ight on Loca| Churches ,7 By Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.nef Kingdom Builders is getting ready to make Monroe County a little better for as many people as it can over Fall break, Oct. 18-19. The multi-church led group coordinates volunteers to make repairs for homeowners who aren't able to do them for themselves. Kingdom Builders leader John Knox said the group has taken 34 applications this year and is now in the process of visit- ing each site and evaluating what needs to be done and assessing what jobs Kingdom Builders can complete. How much they can do depends on the number of volun- teers and the donations they receive to buy materials. Knox said this year there are a lot of requests for help with roofing and plumb- ing. He said there are two requests for wheelchair ramps; he has enough experi- ence with these that one or both of them may be done outside the Kingdom Build- ers weekend. Knox said they have great team lead- ers and will sort the jobs and volunteers among the leaders next week. Many local contractors and skilled workers volunteer; they supervise other volunteers, including youth, to make sure the jobs are done cor- rectly and safely. The United Methodist Men at Christ United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken Q Fundraiser for Kingdom Builders on Saturday, Sept. 28. Knox said 100 percent of donations to Kingdom Builders goes to buy building materials. He said they only buy specific materials for jobs. They have tools or can bor- row the ones they need, and all labor is donated. The Christ UMC ChickenQ features "locally famous pit-grilled chicken" with all the trimmings. Meals will be avail- able for pick up from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 417 North Frontage Road, Forsyth, near Betsy Lynn Apartments. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door as long as supplies last. For more information, call 478-994-1232 or email ChristUnited@Outlook.com. Knox said Kingdom Builders usually completes 14-15 jobs each year. Volun- teers, especially youth, are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. They are asked to apply through participating churches for insurance purposes. At least 100 vol- unteers are needed. Call Forsyth United Methodist Church at 478-994-5706 for more information. "We will take anyone who wants to help. You don't have to know how to use a ham- mer" said Knox. "We need people to help cook breakfast and serve over 100 people each day. We need people for running and delivering materials. We want someone who will take pictures to show what we accomplish." He said that as well as money for build- ing materials, donations of cases of water for the workers are always welcome. Knox said that unfortunately some of the applications are beyond what Kingdom Builders can do. He remembers evaluat- ing a roof one year that he felt would be too dangerous for the group, especially for youth. One time they had a lady ask for help whose gas had been turned off because of multiple gas leaks at her house. "There is more need than we can handle" said Knox. "We do the best we can to help as many as we can" Pictured are, back row, left to right: Phyllis Jackson, Nathan Jackson, Christopher Jen- kins, Allison Jenkins, Amanda Garnett. Front row: Elijah Jenkins, Rebekah Jenkins, Faith Jackson, Joshua Jenkins, and Grace Jackson On Sept. 13 the Liberty Tree Societyplus free pocket copies of the famous Children of the American Revolu- document. tion and Lt. James Monroe Daughters The Liberty Tree Society CAR also of the American Revolution placed donated the book, "George Washing- a "Constitution Week" display in the tons Rules of Civility" to the library foyer of the Monroe County Library. children's department. National Con- The display includes important facts stitution Week is celebrated annually and history of the U. S. 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Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 60 minutes praying for the nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual state- ment of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and from the moment of con- that the Church supports ception until natural death. the sanctity of human life his is a family event. C H U R H P A G E M A D E P O S S I B L E B Y T HIE S E S P O N S O R S : * * Ready to Meet Y)ur Pet Need, 9 Lee Smith Mon - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place Forsyth 994-6483 994-6576 Bt 'ding Bathing M ical Management Wellness & Preventive . Alter ttrs. & Emergency 60 S. Jackson St. Forsyth, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best,Veter!n,arlan by readers of the Reporter