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Faith Lutheran Helps Residents of Tennessee

From left, Garrett Callen of Short Hills, Christian Pedersen of Madison and Charlie McCready of New Providence board the bus for the eleven hour ride from Faith Lutheran to Cosby, Tennessee.

Thirty-two members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – seventeen adults and fifteen college and high school students – spent the week of Sunday, July 9 to Saturday, July 15 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.  This was the twentieth consecutive year that Faith Lutheran has visited Cosby.

The effort of Faith Lutheran consisted of two initiatives.  One was a camp for children, ages three through fifteen, which provided Christian education, music, arts and crafts as well as recreation.  Additionally, each day the children were given a nutritional lunch and healthy snacks.

The second initiative was toward a woman whose house needed assistance.  The group from Faith removed a window and installed a door at the rear of the house.  The purpose was to create an exit in case of fire or another emergency.  Installation of the door required rerouting electricity within the house.  Faith’s group constructed a porch at the door as well as repaired steps on another porch of the house.

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Planning and leading this mission outreach were Faith Lutheran’s pastors, Rev. Dr. Murdoch MacPherson and Rev. Jane McCready, plus Faith members; Susan Nord of Basking Ridge and Cliff Auchter of Berkeley Heights.

Faith Lutheran is located at 524 South Street in New Providence.  The phone number is 908-464-5177.  The web site is



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