Sack Lunch Ministry/Homeless Shelter
Every weekend different churches in Newton County provide Sack Lunches for people of our community who are in need. The third Saturday of the month, volunteers from our church gather at our Fellowship Hall Annex at 10:00 am to prepare these lunches which includes a sandwich, fruit, chips and a sweet along with bottles of water. These lunches are then distributed to an area in our community.
Two Saturday mornings a month, a group of our dedicated men arrive at the Homeless Shelter at 7:00 am, arms filled with groceries to prepare breakfast for the people that are currently at the Homeless Shelter of Newton County. The Garden Of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter is located at 7133 Turner Lake Circle, Covington, Georgia 30014. The telephone number is 770-787-8519.
Covington First collects items such as hygiene kits, towels, clothes, magazines and books for the Shelter throughout the year. Monetary donations are also given to the shelter when funds are available.