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Margate Church Members Impact Community

posted on September 13, 2013, under Church, Member by

Volunteers from Margate Church team up with LifeNet4Families in feeding the homeless. (Photo: Julia Tedim)

Volunteers from Margate Church team up with LifeNet4Families in feeding the homeless. (Photo: Julia Tedim)

by Julia Tedim

“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel” was the command given by Jesus. Margate, Fla., Church has challenged each member to think about how they can personally do their part. Some of the programs the church has introduced to encourage participation include:

Anthony Catthouse of the Personal Ministries Department decided to engage the needy where they live. Up to 20 other members join him to feed the homeless on the second Wednesday of every month.

Teaming up with LifeNet4Families, more than 230 men and women are fed in an area of Fort Lauderdale where most homeless wander the streets. After they eat, volunteers distribute Bible tracts. “Thank you for your dedication and commitment,” says Director Chris Polzer of LifeNet4Families.

As many as 20 Margate Church members help feed more than 200 homeless people who receive Bible tracts along with their meal. (Photo: Julia Tedim)

As many as 20 Margate Church members help feed more than 200 homeless people who receive Bible tracts along with their meal. (Photo: Julia Tedim)

Another team of individuals, including Margate Pathfinders, visited Good Hope Manor, an assisted living center, for ministry to the elderly through praise, prayer, and spoken word. Some residents, in appreciation for their only visit in months, were brought to tears as they extended their arms for hugs. Nessa Cohen organizes this program on the first and last Sabbath of each month.

The Women Ministries Department held a picnic for the elderly at Hugh Taylor Burch Park in Ft. Lauderdale. Each senior was treated as pampered royalty during this quality time spent with family and caring volunteers. A mini program featured their lives in review and recognized the attendees for their patience, grace, and knowledge. Gifts were awarded to the eldest male and female, and Margate Pastor Andrew Nugent prayed for a blessing on each guest.


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