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Unionville Church Works To Bring Unity

A Unionville church works to bring peace and unity to their neighborhood through a series of nightly outdoor fellowships.

Pastor William Fambro heads up 'All Things Are Possible Ministries' on Blossom Avenue in Macon.

Since Sunday, Fambro says his group began offering nightly fellowships inside a tent that seats up to 300 people.  He says the larger, future goal, is multiple tents across the city, representing not only religion but love.

"We're not here for entertainment, we're here for interchangement, we want to change people's mindset," said Fambro. 

The church is located near the home of Udondra Hargrove,33, who died after he was shot multiple times Friday night.  Hargrove's mother, Millicent Bentley, says she attended Tuesday night's fellowship and says family members are still searching for answers on why someone took Hargrove's life.  Bentley said the gathering at the tent, gave her some joy, after the tragic event of her son's death.

"My son was my heart, when they took his spirit, they broke mine," said Bentley.

She admits he held a troubled past.  She says he served time for murder about 15 years ago and since then, struggled to find a solid job. 

Hargrove's killing marks the 16th this year in Macon.  Police records show through this period last year, there were 12.  In the past three weeks, Macon police say there have been four killings and six other shootings.

"We will continue pro-active efforts to make this city a safer place," said Chief Mike Burns, Macon Police.

Police charged 21-year-old Cedric Newton with Hargrove's killing Wednesday afternoon.  He faces one count each of murder and participation in gang activity.

Fambro says about 200 people have attended each night of the outdoor fellowship.  He says they plan to continue through Saturday night but could end up extending the fellowship.  The event begins at 7 p.m.

For Bentley, the fellowship offers a symbol of the peace that she hopes her son's violent death will help bring.






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