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Volunteer slots filled for this year's Together for Lincoln, but you can still help

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[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 helping hand.

  • Contribute to the Together for Lincoln Food Drive. Visit Kroger, IGA and Wal-Mart to give food or cash donations.


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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 Christian Church.

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 this year.

Together for Lincoln encourages everyone in the community to take this kind of service day and turn it into a way of life.

[Text from file received from Together for Lincoln]

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