Ben Hill United Methodist Church held its annual Adopt A Family For Christmas Project at the church on Sunday. More than 200 families in need requested assistance with food and gifts for their children. Bicycles and large wrapped gifts were spread across the bottom floor of the church and after the 9:45 a.m. services attended by the guests, children opened their presents and enjoyed refreshments with church members. Santa made a visit.
"We ask that our members and friends consider adopting 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 children families along with their mothers, foster parents or guardians," explains Youlanda Robinson, Ben Hill Adopt A Family Ministry Chair. " We try and purchase items of need for the children and, one or two of their wants along with a gift card of groceries for the mother to purchase food for Christmas dinner. "
Last month the church held its annual Angel Tree program providing gifts for children of incarcerated parents. Hundreds of children received gifts along with refreshments at the church according to Brandi Gamble, chair of the Angel Tree Ministry.
Ben Hill United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. Richard D. Winn is located at 2099 Fairburn Rd., Atlanta 30331. For more information visit the website at www.benhill-umc.org or call the church at 404 344-0618.