2018-03-06 / Front Page

Nominations now being accepted for River of Life summer projects

Project nominations are be­ing accepted for the 2018 ses­sion of “River of Life” Mission Advance, which will be held in Lincoln County June 6-10.

The session will mark the ministry’s 28th year.

Sponsored by the North Georgia Conference of the United Meth­odist Church, River of Life is an interdenom­inational program that gives young people the opportu­nity to use paint brushes, ham­mers, sweat, wood, smiles, and shingles to minister to those in need.

Work at each site normally encompasses four areas: paint­ing the exterior of the house, re-shingling the roof, build­ing a wheelchair ramp and/or porch; and basic yard work.

According to Leigh Beggs, one of the program’s directors, “When evaluating a request, we must first determine if we can handle the proj­ect. Then, we try to decide where our help is needed most.”

She went on to say, “Due to equip­ment limitations and safety factors, we do not re- shingle or paint two-story houses nor do we work on metal roofs. Also, we use only latex exterior paint. Please bear these things in mind when nominating a house for River of Life.

“We are asking people to consider themselves and their neighbors for project nomina­tions. If you have more than one project per household, please prioritize the projects based on need,” Beggs stated.

“For example, if your home needs painting as well as a porch, number the projects one and two, with one signifying where the greatest need lies.”

There is no charge for the labor or materials for River of Life; however, it is requested that the homeowners commit to work at least one day along­side River of Life teams. If the hom­eowner is unable, a family member or friend may assist.

Nomination forms may be picked up at the Lincolnton United Meth­odist Church Of­fice, located in the basement of the fellowship hall, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday; The Master’s Closet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Fri­day; or at the Lin­coln County Health Department during regular business hours.

Nomination forms may be either returned to the church office or mailed to Chuck and Leigh Beggs, “River of Life;” 166 Perryman Av­enue; Lin­colnton, Georgia, 30817. The deadline is April 15.

“River of Life is open to all who want to see God’s king­dom come and His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,” Beggs said in closing. “It is our desire to see all of God’s people coming together to meet the needs of our community while sharing the Gospel of Christ.”

For more information about River of Life or to volunteer, contact Chuck or Leigh Beggs at 706-359-2545 after 5 p.m.

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