Marietta church feeds record number of homeless last week
by MDJ staff
January 17, 2014 12:05 AM | 1278 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A record number of homeless were fed and housed on Jan. 5 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. This was due largely in part to the efforts of local churches banning together to bring people out of the cold and off the streets.

Churches throughout the metro Atlanta area volunteered their buses, which transported more than 215 people. Volunteers brought them to Mt. Bethel, where they were given food, extra clothing and a warm place to sleep for the night.

Because of the efforts of churches such as Canton United Methodist Church, Roswell United Methodist Church, Stockbridge United Methodist Church, Mt.

Zion United Methodist Church, and Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, no one was turned way.

Opening Our Door Ministry has been in place at Mt. Bethel for three years.

When temperatures reach what are called “emergency temperatures,” Mt. Bethel staff, members and volunteers from other churches ban together to bring homeless people into a safe and warm environment.

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church is at 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For more information, visit www.openingourdoors.com 
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January 17, 2014
Churches banning together? Possibly you mean banding together. The ol' F7 won't catch those!
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