A Roswell job ministry will be front and center during Sunday's Clark Howard Primetime Show, focusing on the unemployed, housing and small business. The show Howard filmed at Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) on Feb. 25 will air this Sunday, March 17, on WSB-TV at 7 p.m.
According to the church, the taping was attended by hundreds of job seekers from all over the metro Atlanta area, as well as many RUMC and Greater North Fulton Chamber members, ensuring you'll recognize at least a few local faces.
The show, hosted by nationally syndicated talk show host and renowned consumer advocate Clark Howard and WSB-TV senior anchor Jovita Moore, will show how RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry is a good example of communities pulling together to help their neighbors get through rough times, says a RUMC press release.
"The variety of ministries emanating from our churches is amazing and the human needs being addressed is profound. There is a great deal of pressure and stress in daily living when things are going fairly well. Add into the mix the kind of economic downturn we have been facing these past several years, among other challenges, and life becomes a pressure cooker. Many ask where God is in the midst of these situations. Ministries like Roswell UMC’s Job Networking is one example of how God is vitally alive in times of duress," said Connectional Ministries Director Rev. Micheal L. Selleck, of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Selleck also noted how joblessness is currently a heightened issue.
"The ministry of RUMC to this ongoing human hurt is as vital today as when it started 25 years ago," he said. "Connectional Ministries supports this effort for these reasons and because we believe it will be a necessary ministry for many years to come."
RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry meets second and fourth Mondays and offers afternoon and evening workshops, as well as a dinner program. The church also includes a "mini" job fair every couple of months.