Cedar­town First UMC help­ing with lit­er­acy pro­gram

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Cedar­town First United Methodist Church con­tin­ues their mis­sion of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing chil­dren with the help they need to ex­cel in the class­room.

The church’s third ses­sion with North­side El­e­men­tary wrapped up in Novem­ber as part of an over­all cam­paign head­ing into the hol­i­day sea­son of giv­ing back. The gift of lit­er­acy, what Cedar­town First United Methodist pas­tor Rev. Mike Broome calls “a mat­ter of the heart” con­tin­ues on­ward with new ses­sions planned in the fu­ture.

“Blessed with an abun­dance of ed­u­ca­tors and will­ing vol­un­teers and a school need­ing help, we ap­proached the ad­min­is­tra­tion and found a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to build re­la­tion­ships and serve the chil­dren,” Broome said in a re­lease from the church last week. “Our goal is sim­ple. Love them with the love of Je­sus and help those most at risk to reach read­ing com­pe­tency equiv­a­lent to their ap­pro­pri­ate grade level.”

The pro­gram fin­ished its third 12-week ses­sion and is a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

“The chil­dren are learn­ing to read and gain­ing con­fi­dence daily,” Broome said. “This pro­gram has been a great way to re­ally make a dif­fer­ence and we were re­minded that it is a heart mat­ter. “

“It re­ally is a mat­ter of the heart as we ‘Un­wrap the true mean­ing of Christ­mas,’” Broome added in the re­lease.

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First United Methodist Church mem­bers are help­ing chil­dren from North­side El­e­men­tary gain bet­ter read­ing skills in the third round of a pro­gram that wrapped up in Novem­ber.

/ Con­trib­uted

First United Methodist Church mem­bers are help­ing chil­dren from North­side El­e­men­tary gain bet­ter read­ing skills in the third round of a pro­gram that wrapped up in Novem­ber.

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