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A community will come together to change the world

COVINGTON, Ga. - A community of faith will come together for Change The World Day 2019 on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Covington First United Methodist Church, located at 1113 Conyers St.

CTW Day is a concept the Rev. Mike Slaughter, a United Methodist Church pastor, launched to the UMC throughout the country about 12 years ago. He based the concept on the works done in his own church and community in Ohio.  

Rev. Slaughter was and still is dedicated to going outside the walls of the church to serving all God’s people especially the poor and lost.  The idea is simple - if every community in the country, the world served its people, we would change the world.  

Over the past nine years, this year being the 10th year, CTW Day in Newton County has grown tremendously serving and educating thousands of people on a single day over the past nine years.

It is only through the generosity of churches, civic groups, organizations, individuals and businesses is it possible to serve so many in a single day. All of these groups and individuals collect and donate throughout the year for this day.

Covington First UMC brought the concept of a day of service to the people in the community and offers their property as the host site but in no way feels this is a Methodist event but a community of faith event.  On this day we are not separate denomination.  We are God’s people.  

There are many facets to this event.  There is a Community Service Fair that provides over a 100 booths educating those in the community of the services that are available in this area for health, education, opportunity, recreation and welfare.  

The Gifts of Grace is an area where those in our community in need can come for free food, health items, clothes, have haircuts, receive health services and information of assistance. 

Throughout the event there is great music, free food and a fall festival for a day a fun and fellowship.  You will also find prayer tents set up offering prayer, Bibles and devotional books.  

In the early morning hours before the event begins, starting at 7:30 a.m.,  a produce drop takes place where over a 100 volunteers bag fresh produce that is distributed the day of the event to all of the guest of CTW Day as well as all food pantries throughout the area are invited to come and load up bags of fresh produce to take back to their respective food pantries. 

To register for a booth, provide food or volunteer for CTW Day, visit

For information, please contact Claudia Minge, church facilitator and coordinator of CTW Day, via email at or call 770-786-7305. 

The community is invited to attend, be a part and experience the presence of God on this day, serving those in need, educating a community and sharing in Christian fellowship. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers out for this amazing day!

Please be in prayer that together we can make a difference, together we can change the world.