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Lincolnton Little Library

By Rick Godby / October 19, 2020
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Lincolnton  Little  Library Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salem, Lincolnton, came together to do “God’s Work” with “Our Hands.” Members of Emmanuel, Lincolnton, also joined in the project since the two congregations began worshipping together in the arbor at Salem earlier this summer.

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Joyfully Gathering to Serve

By Rick Godby / October 5, 2020
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The people of the NC Synod could easily have opted for the comfortable (even understandable) choice of curling up on our sofas with Netflix instead of participating in God’s Work. Our Hands. this year. But I celebrate that instead, Lutherans across the state chose to act with holy defiance by serving in our communities during […]

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With God We Can!

By Rick Godby / October 5, 2020
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With God We Can! In spite of challenges because of COVID-19, the partnership of With God We Can! has continued its commitment to feed people in our community of Rocky Mount, NC whose bowls are empty. We started canning on Sunday, July 19, 2020, about three weeks behind our 2019 start date. To date in […]

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Lutheran Chapel servers first responders

By Rick Godby / November 18, 2019
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Lutheran Chapel serves first responders Lutheran Chapel, China Grove, celebrated “God’s work. Our hands.” on Tuesday, October 29, through serving a community meal for Southern Rowan County first responders. Hamburgers and hot dogs with the trimmings were served to policemen, firemen, EMT’s, and sheriff’s department personnel from staff in Kannapolis, Landis, China Grove, and Salisbury. […]

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Advent, Charlotte, hosts Potato Drop

By Rick Godby / October 1, 2019
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Advent, Charlotte, hosts Potato Drop On Saturday, September 7, Advent Lutheran Church in Charlotte hosted a Potato Drop event for “God’s work. Our hands.” Through the Society of St. Andrew, the delivery of 40,000 pounds of potatoes from a North Carolina farm was set up. In the month preceding the event, various food pantries and […]

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Mt. Olive, Hickory, busy with many projects

By Rick Godby / October 1, 2019
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Mt. Olive, Hickory, busy with many projects Mt. Olive, Hickory, was quite busy with several different activities over the “God’s work. Our hands.” weekend.

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Salem, Lincolnton, hosts “Cool Event”

By Rick Godby / October 1, 2019
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Salem, Lincolnton, hosts “Cool Event” Salem, Lincolnton, located in a rural section of Lincoln County, and its sister congregation of Salem United Church of Christ, are unique in that they remain a “union” church; each holding worship weekly. The Lutheran congregation worship attendance now averages fewer than 25 each week, while the UCC congregation is […]

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Congregations join forces for ecumenical pack-a-thon

By Rick Godby / October 1, 2019
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Congregations join forces for ecumenical pack-a-thon Four congregations joined forces for an ecumenical “God’s work. Our hands” pack-a-thon: Friedens Lutheran Church, Gibsonville; Low’s Lutheran Church, Liberty; Gibsonville United Methodist Church, Gibsonville; and Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Greensboro. The four churches raised enough money and volunteers to buy, pack, and send 20,160 meals to the […]

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Epiphany, Winston-Salem, cooks, builds, and sews

By Rick Godby / October 1, 2019
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Epiphany, Winston-Salem, cooks, builds, and sews Epiphany, Winston-Salem, had a very busy “God’s work. Our hands.” weekend. On Saturday, they cooked and served meals at Ronald McDonald House, and also helped on a new construction build with Habitat for Humanity.

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Trinity, Vale, makes Good Samaritan bags

By Rick Godby / October 1, 2019
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Trinity, Vale, makes Good Samaritan Bags Thanks to all those who contributed to our “God’s work. Our hands,” project making Good Samaritan Bags for Hesed House. Story shared by Pastor Tommy Lineberger.

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