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Hero Tree: Madison First Member Remembers Fallen Colleagues

Ellen Welch has placed more than 400 ornaments on the Hero Tree recognizing members of law enforcement who have died in the line of duty this year. By Sybil Davidson In her everyday life, Ellen Welch is a Crime Scene Specialist and Investigator in the Morgan County Sherriff's Office. She's an active member of Madison First UMC where, among other roles, she has served as a nursery volunteer for 17 years. (She volunteers at the 9 a.m. service and attends 11 a.m. worship, her pastor Rev. Grady ...

Care, Compassion, Consistency: Ben Hill UMC Food Bank Celebrates 45 Years of Ministry

The Food Bank at Ben Hill UMC in Atlanta has been a ministry of the church for more than 45 years. The majority of clients are families with children, and over 800 families are typically served monthly. This equates to approximately 30,000 individuals or 120,000 pounds of food each year. Unforeseen circumstances in life such as illnesses, divorce, and work shortages are just a few of the reasons people seek assistance with food. Ben Hill is committed to meeting this need in the community with ...

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