Tennessee church ‘gives a hand up’
The Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, east of Nashville, Tenn., has created a Web site called GiveaHandUp.com as part of its flood relief effort.
Involvement minister Jonathan Pettus reports that the congregation is now a financial collection and distribution point for flood relief in the Nashville area.
“We also will be coordinating volunteer teams as homes are being rebuilt,” Pettus said.
The new Web site provides more details:
The recent Nashville flood has left many homeless and hurting. Many are brothers and sisters in Christ. Are you able to help? The Mt. Juliet Church of Christ is trying to organize relief to those who have been affected through collection and distribution of funds and the organization of volunteer work groups. Many millions of dollars are needed to rebuild lives. But just as the church in Jerusalem needed extra help from other congregations so long ago, we need your help. Can you be a Macedonian church for a congregation here in Tennessee?
Under the oversight of our elders, needs will be evaluated and funds distributed by elderships of congregations in the communities that were affected. The goal is to rebuild hope by ultimately leading people closer to God and His church.
The people in these communities are doing everything they can to pick themselves back up after the flood. They are not looking for a handout, but simply needing a hand up. Will you reach out?
Read all our posts on the Nashville flood.
FeedbackWhat a magnificent idea: Something concrete that we can plug into. Count me in!Eileen EmchMay, 18 2010