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Group succeeds where others fail

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

Last Saturday, a group of men gather at Fairfield’s United Methodist Church’s Activity Building, selling barbeque chicken, barbeque ribs, pigs feet, green beans, potatoes, rolls, desert, and drinks to raise money for their organization, Christian Men United. The men had done all the cooking themselves, and one hour into the three-hour event, they had already sold half of their goal of 150 lunches.

The group will use the money to help build handicap ramps, decks, redo bathrooms, or any variety of projects to assist others who need a little help or can’t do it themselves. They have been doing this for a little over two years, and according to Wayne Parrish did it as individual groups, but then decided they could do more as a group. So the men of Fairfield United Methodist Church approached the men of Galilee United Methodist Church, and they joined forces and created Christian Men United. And they were right; in the past two years they have done about 25 projects for people within the communities in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties.

Christian Men United is designed to be a non-denominational Christian Ministry that helps others. They are always eager for others to join, encouraging it even if someone doesn’t have any home improvement skills or background. “People can be taught,” said Wayne Parrish, “or if they can’t, they can always haul.”

Pick up a copy of the November 8 edition of the Northumberland Echo to read the full story