First Church's Work Teams travel whenever possible to reach out in faith to those in need.
November 19-22nd, in days before Thanksgiving, we will return to New Windsor, Maryland, to work in the warehouse of the SERRV Sale facility, a ministry of the Church of the Brethren. Cost for this 2 night trip is about $220.00 per person.
Any adults or teens interested in this project should contact Don Gardner at 304-623-3397 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In previous years, our members helped with the construction of a replacement home for an older couple in McDowell County, and with the annual apple butter festival in Burlington, WV, benefitting the ministries to children and youth across our state.
The McDowell Mission, Inc. began in 1991 as a mission of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Its goal at that time was to minister to the needs of the Southern WV coalfields through home repair. Over the years, this ministry has expanded its mission to enrich the lives of residents of McDowell, Wyoming, Mingo, Logan, and Mercer Counties. They help physically, socially, educationally, and spiritually through children's, youth, and adult ministries.
Over 10,000 jars of apple butter are made and sold annually at the Burlington Apple Butter festival, on the grounds of the United Methodist Burlington Home for Children and Youth. Our volunteers worked from 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. for two days, joining others from near and far to work to raise funds for the incredible ministry offer by the Home.
"As you have done it unto the least of these, my children, you have done it unto me."