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1/10/2021 4:20:00 PM
Christian Ministry Annual Meeting Is Jan. 25
This year, it'll be held over the Internet; plus: "Souper Bowl of Caring"

Lincoln Herald Staff

LINCOLNTON––Christian Ministry’s annual meeting is coming up on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

And due to virus-related restrictions, this year’s meeting won’t be held in person. It will be hosted over the Internet, as Christian Ministry Executive Director Mitzi Williams explained this week.

“January is a month of reflection around the ministry,” said Williams. “It is when we gather information for our annual meeting. But due to the COVID-19 virus and the current restrictions on mass gatherings, we will be using Zoom (an Internet-based teleconference program).”

She added that if you can participate, e-mail Christian Ministry spokeswoman Angie Pooley at christianministry1977@gmail.

“Once we have your e-mail address, we will be able to e-mail you back the Zoom link,” said Williams, regarding access to watching the meeting, adding that telephone access is another option. “We would still need your e-mail address so that we can send you the access number to attend over the phone. Everyone is invited! If you are interested in knowing more about the ministry, this is a good way to learn.”

In other news, Williams added that the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” is coming up Feb. 7 (Super Bowl Sunday).

“The ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ has become an annual tradition for many congregations, schools and other youth-led communities, which can make a big difference for charities such as ours that serve the community’s most vulnerable,” she said. “During the week before the Super Bowl football game, dollars and canned goods are collected and donated through various ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ events. A letter and bulletin insert was mailed out Dec. 28 to all of our churches. We hope you will join the ‘Souper Bowl of Caring team’ to tackle hunger!”

And Christian Ministry turned 44 on Jan. 10, as Williams noted.

“Let us thank God for the many years that this ministry has been blessed,” she said. “We have been blessed with our many volunteers, our many financial supporters, our committed staff, the strong leadership of our board of directors and ministry committees and all of the stores that have given us food, clothes and household items over the years. We are also blessed with all the local nonprofit agencies that have worked with us over these past 44 years. This Sunday, please add Christian Ministry to your prayers––that we continue to serve the poor. This ministry not only serves the tangible needs of those who are not able to provide for themselves, but it also provides such intangible needs as love, compassion, respect and hope.”

Interested in volunteering? Contact Woody Saunders by e-mail at or by telephone at (704) 488-8824.

And to make financial contributions, click on the “donate” button on the Website at You may also come by the ministry offices or simply mail checks to: 

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

Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is located at 207 S. Poplar St. in downtown Lincolnton. Call (704) 732-2691 or (704) 732-0383 or e-mail Williams at for more information on these and other upcoming efforts, as well as volunteer opportunities for individuals and church and business groups.

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