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Carlisle group helps raise the roof at Washington County church

May 09, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

Volunteers from the Carlisle Brethren In Christ Church in Pennsylvania formed a work team to give a "lift" to an area church Thursday by donating hours of labor.

The flat roof of the Paramount Brethren In Christ Church social hall was collapsing due to the weight of the stone ballast and collecting water from rain, according to Pastor Jim Stauffer.

A decision was made to go from a flat to a gabled roof. Lobar Construction of Dillsburg, Pa., prepared the roof with additional block and brick before the Carlisle team of 25 skilled workers placed the trusses and sheeting as clouds threatened to bring rain.

Friday's work was canceled due to the forecast of heavy rain, so the crew will return Saturday to apply shingles to the entire roof of the church.

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The Carlisle group has gone to Canada, Wisconsin and South Carolina, and has traveled to Mississippi six times to help with homes and churches devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

A trip to Haiti to work on a church is planned for this summer.

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