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For the community's good
Pastor's Corner
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On behalf of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, we wish you a merry Christmas (celebration of Christ) and happy New Year.
We want to thank all our members and the community who support us. Your support came from membership, gifts or donations to us and Manna House.
We truly thank you and look forward to your continued support. We welcome new members/churches to join us to help meet the needs of this community.
Special thanks to our founder, the Rev. (Dr.) Jimmie L. Smiley and the Coastal Courier for their weekly printing of the “Pastor’s Corner.”                                 
Today, I just want to introduce the UMA to you and tell you some information about us. We are a unity of ministers, pastors and churches of this community. (PSALMS 133:1, “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together”) Our purpose is to promote peace, harmony, and Christian fellowship among ministers and churches of our community regardless of denomination. We are not a teaching, covering, over-watch or political organization. Our motto is “United we stand, divided we fall” and our theme for 2008 is “For the good of the community.” What do we do?
1. We assist members of the community on an emergency need basis primarily through the churches of the community. This is totally based on the availability of funds we receive through membership, grants and donations from the community. In the past two years, we have provided more than $10,000 to the community. As a non-profit organization, all funds we receive go back into our community.
2. We bring important information to the clergy of our community through information lectures provided by the subject matter expert, in conjunction with our quarterly meeting and free clergy breakfast. We provide spiritual support to the local government through prayer at official functions. We also provide spiritual encouragement through the Coastal Courier's weekly Pastor's Corner.
How and who may join? Any minister (in good standing), pastor or church may join. Come to our meeting or contact myself, Pastor Scott, Pastor Deason, the Rev. Ball or go by Manna House located behind the courthouse.
Attend our next meeting that's set for 8 a.m. Feb. 2 at Poole's Deli in Hinesville. A representative from DFAS will lecture on state and federal family assistance programs.
Come out and find out how our government helps our community. It's all "for the good of the community" and remember, Christ is the reason for the season.

Andrews is president of the United Ministerial Alliance
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