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1/27/2023 5:05:00 PM
Christian Ministry Day Retreat Open
Williams: community needs a day shelter; open as of Jan. 23

Lincoln Herald Staff
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LINCOLNTON––Think about it.

“Have you ever really thought about what you would do if you did not have a place to call your own?”

That’s the rhetorical question posed this week by Christian Ministry Executive Director Mitzi Williams.

“What would you do?” Williams further asked. “Where would you go? Where would you be? Our community––our library, our downtown merchants and most importantly our clients––is in need of a day shelter for people who do not have anywhere to go, to be. Part of the ministry’s statement of purpose is ‘to seek means of serving the needs of the people in our community.’”

To this end, as she informed, Christian Ministry opened a day retreat Jan. 23. It’s open 1-4 p.m. in the ministry’s dining room.

“It is a place for people to relax and have a place to be,” said Williams. “We have the important things that our clients seem to need, like access to Wi-Fi, a charging station for phones, restrooms and snacks. We also have puzzles, games and TV. Currently, we have two employees staffing our day retreat.

“As always,” she added, “our lobby is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and it has the same activates available. So far, we have had between seven and 10 people take advantage of our day retreat. Did I hear you say, ‘How can I help?’ Glad you asked! We could use some donations of puzzle books and magazines. After our trial period, we might be asking for volunteers during these hours to work with our staff. The great minds of our city are addressing the reasons why people do not have a place to call their own. The ministry continues to try being a good neighbor while we meet the needs of the people in our community. I would greatly appreciate your prayers while we go through this growing season.”

To learn more about Christian Ministry, be sure to see the group’s Website at And re those all-important year-round donations, e-mail Williams at [email protected] if your donation is in honor of or in memory of someone, along with the name/address of whom to notify.

You may also mail your donations to:

Christian Ministry of Lincoln County
P.O. Box 423
Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.

Located at 207 S. Poplar St. in Lincolnton, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (704) 732-0383 to learn more.

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