[September 14, 2013]The sixth annual Together for
Lincoln community service day will be on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Volunteers from area churches will be completing 13 whole-house
window replacements, constructing four wheelchair ramps and working
on approximately 25 other projects around the community. More
financial investment into the community will be made during this
project year than ever before.
Currently, all the volunteer slots for this event have been filled.
Together for Lincoln will not have a day of sign-up in Latham Park.
People who are not signed up to help are encouraged to pray for
an opportunity to come before them and then to go meet that need.
Here are some ideas to help people get started:
Help someone in
your neighborhood or church who needs some yard cleanup.
Visit a homebound
person or nursing home resident of your choosing.
Clean up a
roadside of your choosing.
Contact one of the
local schools or teachers and see if there is something you can
do to help.
Ask your pastor if
there is someone in need of a visit or someone who needs a
Contribute to the Together for
Lincoln Food Drive. Visit Kroger, IGA and Wal-Mart to give food
or cash donations.
Jim Wessbecher, food drive coordinator, said last year's food
drive collected several hundred pounds of food and $2,100 in
donations. All food and donations will be divided evenly among the
Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry, the Holy Family Food Pantry and the
Community Action Food Pantry.
The community is invited to a worship service on the evening of
Together for Lincoln. Lincoln Christian University will host the
service at 7 p.m. in the Hargrove Chapel. Dr. L.C. Sutton, who spoke
at the inaugural Together for Lincoln, will return. He is professor
of preaching and Christian ministries at Lincoln Christian
University and currently the preaching minister at Eminence
During the celebration service, a love offering will be taken for
the Oasis Senior Center. All of the offering will go to the ongoing
efforts to recover the center after the destructive fire earlier
Together for Lincoln encourages everyone in the community to take
this kind of service day and turn it into a way of life.