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06-22-2007


Weatherly Heights Baptist Church Teams Up With Mountain Outreach

 


Weatherly Heights Church group volunteers, along with Mountain Outreach volunteers, work to finish a home for a local family.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- Every year Weatherly Heights Baptist Church from Huntsville, Alabama, teams up with University of the Cumberlands’ Mountain Outreach program to tackle the job of building a house for a local family. The church sent its construction ministry group members last week to construct yet another home.

“Not only do we get to help a family, but we have a chance for fellowship with other church members we wouldn’t normally get a chance to visit,” said Steve Pinke, a member of the Weatherly Heights Church group.

 


Steve Pinke

The church’s construction program was formed to provide the adult members with the opportunity to enjoy the different aspects of ministry. The program has provided twenty years of just such experience to many of its members.

“Many use vacation time to come up here and do this,” said Pinke.

During the week, group members participate in more than the construction side of the ministry. Some visit past home recipients and others help with food and drink preparations.

“I just don’t know how to act,” said this year’s home recipient. “It’s a dream come true.”

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.