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Lima Hosts Community Recognition Award Service

Story by Kasper Haughton Jr

The Lima church recently held its second annual Community Recognition Award Service. The program recognized 13 officers, volunteers and community leaders, as well as eight organizations that serve the Lima community, including the Lima Fire Department, the Lima Police Department, Our Daily Bread, Lima Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Bradfield Community Center, Family Promise, and Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm.

Carl Brooks, Lima’s senior pastor, shares, “More than 60 people attended … most of whom were visitors. Many longtime members agree that this was the largest number of visitors they have seen in the last 20 years.”

Church leaders recognized members and friends of the church who have shown dedicated service to leadership in ministry over the years, including Lima members Laura Simons, Keith Shaw and Phillip Thorman. Referring to all award recipients, Brooks said, “Thank you for the outstanding work you all do in our community. We at the Lima church encourage you to press on, even though it sometimes feels our work may go unnoticed.”

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