St. George UMC – Maxton … a great volunteer driven outreach ministry of the NC Conference Mission Team/Board of Missions. Please come and join us! To do so, please contact JP McGuire at: (919) 920-7282 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A word from JP McGuire, NC Conference Lead Contractor – WOW! – what an incredible two weeks. Volunteers and crew after crews on-site – and we have really moved forward. The “crowning glory” was the participation of an UMVIM-South Carolina team from Bethany UMC in Summerville, SC this past Friday and Saturday. This team of 11 contractors came to Maxton and got almost all of the OSB wall sheathing done and about 1/2 of the ceiling 2X4 purlins installed. That saved me about 3 weeks of regular labor. They were joied by a couple of volunteers from St. George UMC itself + 2 volunteers from New Hope UMC in Rowland + 1 volunteer from Beauty Spot UMC. The St. George congregation provided lunch on Friday and the New Hope congregation provided lunch on Saturday.
This is what I wrote on my facebook page regarding this weekend:
Where do I see the face of God?: – When 11 people travel 3 to 4 hours to work at hard labor in the reconstruction of a church for a congregation they do not know, for no compensation, and they do so merely because there is a need – a need which their skills can answer, where God’s people are one-in-harmony, I see the face of God.
In addition to the OSB work, other work done:
New roof installed; new brick steps and wheelchair ramp built in front; all walls insulated; plumbing and electrical rough-ins completed; and framing, electrical, insulation (wall) and plumbing inspections all passed.
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