Giv­ing a hand

Church to give 100 bags of sup­plies to At­lanta home­less

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Al­covy United Methodist Church is help­ing the home­less in At­lanta.

Help­ing the home­less has be­come an im­por­tant part of the mis­sion work at Al­covy United Methodist Church, where mem­bers put to­gether 100 bags of sup­plies this week to hand out in At­lanta Fri­day.

The bags in­clude tarps, blan­kets, stock­ing caps, gloves, Bibles and food that can eas­ily be eaten cold. Mem­bers also plan to hand out 100 sand­wiches, ac­cord­ing to Lil McDaniel, a mem­ber of the church’s mis­sion team.

“Ar­lin Hodges, our mis­sion chair­man, had a dream. Af­ter our church was able to fill 32 large bags with sup­plies for the home­less in the lat­ter part of 2013, he made a New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to fill 100 bags,” McDaniel wrote on Face­book. “Al­though it seemed like an im­pos­si­ble task so soon af­ter the first de­liv­ery, our church got be­hind him and things be­gan to hap­pen.”

The group met Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day to put the bags to­gether and make the sand­wiches and is meet­ing at 9 a.m. Fri­day to hand out the “Bags of Bless­ings” in At­lanta.

“Ar­lin’s dream was re­ally God’s mis­sion: Tell the home­less that God has not for­got­ten them and that He cares!” McDaniel wrote.

Al­covy United Methodist is lo­cated at 12521 Al­covy Road, Cov­ing­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion about the event, visit the church’s Face­book page. For more on the church, call 770-786-0610 or visit al­

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Along with Al­covy United Methodist mis­sion chair­man Ar­lin Hodges, Sandy Oliver, Christina Pittman, San­dra Hodges, Lil McDaniel and oth­ers helped fill 100 bags of sup­plies for the home­less. Work­ers gath­ered in the Fel­low­ship Hall in the church to put tarps, blan­kets, stock­ing caps, gloves, Bibles and food in bags.

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