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Hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses from across the country are flocking to St Ann’s to build a place of worship on the site of a former pub. The site of the former Sycamore Inn pub in Hungerhill Road is currently being turned in to a meeting hall for the Christian sect, with work due to finish by the end of February. However almost every stage of the building, from design to putting in the windows, is being done by unpaid volunteers – 450 of them in total. Adam Byrnes, 35, of St Ann’s, a cleaning business owner who has been helping out three days a week, said: “It is absolutely amazing to see people volunteering to build our church. Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/hundreds-jehovahs-witnesses-give-up-1000573
Church group to assist cyclone victims
Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsUpdate: 3:37PM JEHOVAH'S Witnesses Fiji branch office has put together a team of volunteers comprising of men and women to assist their members in Central, Eastern and Western divisions who lost their homes and other properties during Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston. Coordinator of the local branch of Jehovah's Witnesses of Fiji, Frank Coffin said for home construction, the church has commandeered half of the local Kingdom Hall compound in Vatuwaqa, Suva to act as the central home construction site. "A team of 25 volunteers, comprising of qualified builders from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Vanuatu with some local helpers will construct prefab homes at this site," he said. "Once completed, these home frames are trucked to the building sites, starting with Dobuilevu between Korovou and Rakiraki towns on the Kings Road, where another team of volunteers help erect the houses in no time." http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=365544