Medinah church won't let vandals put brakes on car restoration ...

A Medinah church will continue its program that fixes used cars and donates them to single mothers after vandals damaged five cars awaiting restoration last weekend, the program director said Friday. Full Story
LAB

United States

#1 Jul 18, 2008
What a generous mission this church has chosen -- to give back to the community in such a practical, caring way. One could only hope that this type of mission spreads far and wide to help those who really deserve!
DumberThanDirt

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 18, 2008
I'm sorry, but instead of supporting single motherhood, I'd like to see this (and other churches) invest something in strengthening marriages.
Steve H

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 18, 2008
DumberThanDirt wrote:
I'm sorry, but instead of supporting single motherhood, I'd like to see this (and other churches) invest something in strengthening marriages.
DTD, your moniker says it all. Sounds like a great program ... hope the vandals can lay off and find something more productive to do.
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jul 18, 2008
Dumber -

Who says they don't? Not the only program this church group supports. Laud them, don't tell them what you want. Single moms are mothers first and, not by their choice, single second.

Note that Willow Creek also has such a program.

I think it's a truly pragmatic approach to home mission work.

God bless the folks who actually devote their time to making a essential item useable for those who will make the best use of them. I would think that the benefits are not restricted to single moms, just the more typical application.
MinisterR

Oak Forest, IL

#5 Jul 18, 2008
I don't usually say nice things about churches and organized religion but thanks Medinah church for your efforts.

I will be sending you a small donation and McCain will have to do without a piece of my $$ pie this month

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#6 Jul 18, 2008
What a terrific ministry the mechanic members of Medinah Baptist Church engage in!

Way to go!
LetsReview

Park Ridge, IL

#7 Jul 18, 2008
Take a look at their website and decide for yourselves if their efforts are worthy of your praise.

http://www.medinahbaptist.org/
RegularGuy

Melrose Park, IL

#8 Jul 18, 2008
RamRod wrote:
Dumber -
Who says they don't? Not the only program this church group supports. Laud them, don't tell them what you want. Single moms are mothers first and, not by their choice, single second.
Maybe. A little more than two-thirds of all divorces are filed by women, so unless these women were never married, statistics would argue that two out of three of them made single motherhood a choice.

But I have to add to what 'Dumber' said that it would be nice if the church would invest some effort into keeping the fathers of those single mothers' children involved in their children's lives.

Single parenthood children are far more likely to drop out of school, use drugs and alcohol, and engage in other risky or illegal behavior than children of intact families.

'Dumber' may have upset a few folks here, but his point about solving the problem at the source is better than just treating the following symptom.

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#9 Jul 18, 2008
RegularGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe. A little more than two-thirds of all divorces are filed by women, so unless these women were never married, statistics would argue that two out of three of them made single motherhood a choice.
But I have to add to what 'Dumber' said that it would be nice if the church would invest some effort into keeping the fathers of those single mothers' children involved in their children's lives.
Single parenthood children are far more likely to drop out of school, use drugs and alcohol, and engage in other risky or illegal behavior than children of intact families.
'Dumber' may have upset a few folks here, but his point about solving the problem at the source is better than just treating the following symptom.
Can't Medinah Baptist do both? I bet they do.

Seems to me they respond to the immediate situation. They can't go back and time and undo what happened years ago.

They can preach prevention to people today so that there are fewer single mothers tomorrow, while showing grace and mercy to those who need it today.

Gotta respect church members who get it right.
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 21, 2008
Ditto!

Did I not make my reaction clear or didn't some of you read it right?

"WHO SAYS THEY DON'T?" i.e., both.

The article wasn't about the ONLY thing they do, just one of them! Nais paz?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Medinah Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
School districts host forum on Senate Bill 16 19 hr resident tax payer 1
Review: Novus Pest Control Sat MrHorvath 1
10/30/14 Schaumburg High School, budget in Pala... Sat resident tax payer 1
tony nissen (Dec '09) Sat tony 36
Endorsement: Conroy for a second term in House ... Oct 16 rikard markz 1
Woman: Maywood cop 'took something from me' Oct 16 Chevey 2
Restore Roaring rapids water park! (Jul '09) Oct 16 Drew 31
Medinah Dating
Find my Match

Medinah Jobs

Medinah People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Medinah News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Medinah

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]