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Georgia church finds blessings in week of good works


The Rome News-Tribune in Georgia reports:

Hannah Woodrow paints the step railing of a Habitat for Humanity house in Rome, Ga. (Photo by Brittany Hannah, via romenews-tribune.com)

Senior Minister Joey Hanes at Oak Hill Church of Christ said four years ago he and his staff realized the church was becoming too inwardly focused and decided to reach out and be more present in the community.
“We realized we were a 96 percent white middle class congregation and decided to diversify by going out and touching the lives of people in need, which is how the Do Good Week got its start,” Hanes said of the last week’s outreach.
Throughout the week members of the church worked on two Habitat for Humanity sites, gave away clothes, painted apartments for church members, visited widows, took goody bags to bank tellers, and took complimentary snack and drink baskets to Redmond Regional Medical Center, Harbin Clinic and Floyd Medical Center.

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  • Feedback
    Do good week is just one week. It is obviously good and certainly what they did was a Christian activity. My only question is how will they handle the other fifty one weeks in this year and future years?
    Christianity is a full time job.
    Ken Kemp
    June, 18 2013

    For every good work there is always someone who suggests it wasn’t good enough.
    Great going! I feel certain this sparked many conversations and opportunities!
    John Dobbs
    June, 18 2013

    Way to go Joey… you guys are really special.. Keep it up… You may see Lori, Mason & Jake in the next week or two. I would surely like to visit too !!
    Royce D. Sartain
    June, 20 2013

    I remember when the Decatur church of Christ in Georgia had a logo on their sign with four arrows going out in all directions. It’s always great to see when someone puts that concept into action. It’s needed.
    Alan Kaye
    June, 21 2013

    You are right John. There is always someone who finds fault when you do something to help someone else. I wont even begin to tell him what we do the other 51 weeks because it would probably not be enough to satisfy him. Just know that in everything we do we strive to give God the glory.
    Curtis
    July, 9 2013

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