A job well done
Dear Editor: It would be impossible to thank by name all of the individuals and groups who staged the very successful dinner, auction and silent auction to benefit the FaithWorks's building fund on Aug. 4.
Leadership was provided by First United Methodist Church, but many other churches among out 26 sponsoring churches participated enthusiastically through ticket sales, entertainment, items for auction and attendance.
Major financial sponsors lent their support to the evening that was fun and entertaining and targeted to the greater good of this community. The shared commitment of those who led, worked on and supported this project was spiritually uplifting, energizing and inspiring.
FaithWorks is a Christian ministry that offers emergency rent and utility assistance to clients in crisis through an application process that is thoroughly investigated to verify need.
We are grateful to have shared office space with the Newton County Ministerial Union for the last 20 months, but when we can relocate to our own building, we will greatly expand services to the needy in our community. We are extremely grateful to or sponsoring churches for believing in and backing our desire to be established in our own expanded space.
With approximately 11 percent of the population in Newton county living in poverty, it is clear that there is much work to be done, and all who labor in these fields need and welcome the sort of community support that was apparent last Saturday Night.