Monday, November 24, 2014

John Wesley says Volunteer at Good News at Noon

John Wesley says you need to go to GOOD NEWS AT NOON Thanksgiving or 
any of the other 364 days 
“One great reason why the rich, in general, have so little sympathy for the poor, is, because they so seldom visit them. Hence it is, that, according to the common observation, one part of the world does not know what the other suffers. Many of them do not know, because they do not care to know: they keep out of the way of knowing it; and then plead their voluntary ignorances an excuse for their
hardness of heart. "Indeed, Sir," said person of large substance, "I am a very compassionate man. But, to tell you the truth, I do not know anybody in the world that is in want." How did this come to pass? Why, he took good care to keep out of their way; and if he fell upon any of them unawares "he passed over on the other side." [cf. Luke 10:25-37]*
Our perspective changes with proximity. It is easy to overlook a need until it is staring at you in the face. This is why it is so important for us to live in community with others. When we isolate ourselves we miss out on ways God wants to use us to meet the needs of others, or we miss out on ways God wants to meet our needs through others.

*From John Wesley's sermon "On Visiting the Sick."

From the Gainesville Times
Good News at Noon shelter is still looking for volunteers and donations for the holiday. Any volunteers need to be at the shelter’s church at 10:30 Thanksgiving morning to help serve the meal. The shelter is located at 979 Davis St., Gainesville.
The ministry is also requesting food items that are easy to open, like Spam and saltines, to hand out to the homeless.

Come Join Us.

Lift Jesus Up!

Fletcher Law, D.Min
Good News at Noon
979 Davis Street
Gainesville,GA (770) 503-1366

PS.  When you visit you see people like Ma Rogers who has made us thousands of great meals

and you will see appreciative people 

and many of these people will have changed lives

and you can hang with Willie

and you can meet our director of youth and children Hannah

you can hear the Word of God preached

You can hear Frank Moore Jr. sing

                                                you can meet great friends there

                                                            You can hel serve hot meals

                our shelter director thomas can tell you about our expansion and need of donors
     you can meet many local pastors there

 you will see children there

 tou will see volunteers there from all over North Georgia

We will preach Jesus in Word

and deed

and we will play

and you can meet and be blessed by MR. B at lunch or on Thursday Family Night

you can see our expansion and new land that we are raising funds for 

 we can give you a tour

   you can meet Mike

 and Neal and many of our residents

it will make you feel alive and young again like our 92 year old founder Mr. B.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Good News at Noon New Land - Prayer and Consecration Service

Good News at Noon blesses new property

POSTED: November 12, 2014 12:44 a.m.
Good News at Noon blesses new property

Thomas Ramirez, second from left, discusses the power of prayer at the consecration of new property for Good News at Noon with founder Gene Beckstein, left.

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To the sounds of “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away,” Gainesville homeless shelter and ministry Good News at Noon blessed its new property Tuesday evening on Davis Street.
“I feel like a little kid with a candy, because to me it’s very exciting that God gave us more places to help more and more people,” said shelter director Thomas Ramirez.
Ramirez said the new property, located behind the kitchen on Davis Street, could possibly be turned into a playground area for children.
Following a selection of hymns, Pastor Fletcher Law began with Scripture from John 3:14.
“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,” the passage reads.
Gene Beckstein, the shelter’s founder known as Mr. B,, explained how the power of prayer has affected his own life. When an infection threatened the lower leg of the 92-year-old, people sought help from a higher power for good health.
“Six weeks later, he got healed,” Ramirez said.
The story, Beckstein said, brings a tear to his eye.
“As surely as he was healed, God will also do this work,” Bill Coates, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville, said of the consecrated property.
Coates led the dozen or so in attendance in prayer, asking that the property help those in need.
“We come to consecrate this land, and we come to consecrate ourselves,” Coates said in his prayer.
Ramirez said he views this as a new opportunity to continue helping people through Christianity.  
“God has so many miracles performed here,” said attendee Willie Alexander.