Monthly Archives: April 2013

National Day of Prayer Set for May 2

After the events in Newtown and Boston, I want to focus my prayers on this upcoming National Day of Prayer, an annual observance which invites people of all faiths to pray for our nation, on the needs of others and

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Action Ministries Friendships Bring Light to a Dark Day

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13. Monday, April 15, was a dark day in many respects. The Boston Marathon bombing was already heavy on our minds and hearts at

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God’s Love Bridges Gap Between Volunteer and Homeless He Serves

Guest blog post from David McBrayer, United Methodist Church Homeless Ministry volunteer I was having second thoughts when the Saturday finally rolled around when my little country church, Ebenezer UMC, Roswell, was joining up with Hickory Flat UMC to feed the

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A Dwelling Place for Our Daily Bread Provided in the Hearts and Prayers of Supporters

“In my Father’s house, there are many ______.” Depending on which version of the Bible you read, this sentence might be completed with the word “rooms,” “dwelling places” or even “mansions.” As Christ readies to leave this world and send

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Huckaby: Daughter Captures Essence of God’s Presence

In Saturday’s Athens Banner-Herald, writers reflect on the question of “Where is God?” in the midst of tragedies, including the Boston Marathon bombing and the fire that devastated the Oconee Street United Methodist Church and Our Daily Bread. Read the story here.

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Our Daily Bread Serves, Even as its Kitchen in Methodist Church Smolders

An historic Athens church that plays dining room to so many needy in the area loomed over breakfast seekers Tuesday morning as a burnt husk. A Monday night blaze destroyed Oconee Street United Methodist Church, which continued to burn into

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Athens Church Fire Does Not Slow Food Program, Reports 11 Alive

A fire overnight Monday gutted the Oconee Street First United Methodist Church, but it didn’t dampen the spirit of hundreds of volunteers who serve meals to the needy every day, reported Bill Liss of 11 Alive News in Atlanta. Click

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After Athens Church Fire, Group Looks to Help Poor, Reports AP

The Associated Press reported today that leaders of Action Ministries Athens are vowing to continue to serve the people of Athens-Clarke County in the wake of a fire that damaged Oconee Street United Methodist Church on April 15. Click here to read

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Action Ministries Athens Pledges to Continue to Serve Community Despite Fire

Leaders of Action Ministries Athens today pledged to continue to serve the people of Athens-Clarke County in spite of the devastating fire at the home of Our Daily Bread, located at the Oconee Street United Methodist Church in Athens. According

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Bill Curry Shares Lessons in Leadership in AJC Article

Action Ministries wishes to congratulate Bill Curry, retired head football coach of Georgia State University, who was featured in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article entitled “5 Questions for the Boss: Lessons Learned by Top Executives.” In the article, Curry shared a

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