First United Methodist Church Serves Community in "Be The Church" Day

More than
100 members of First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls got down and dirty today, in an effort to serve our community.

First United Methodist Church members pitched in to help the community with "Be the Church" day.

A day during which church leaders say they challenge the congregation to live out their church mission.

Clearing the First United Methodist Church parking lot is one of the many ways church members spent their afternoon Sunday.

Inside volunteers could be seen cutting plastic bags, and weaving together those strips to create sleeping mats for the homeless.

"And they are great because they are a little bit muschy and they are soft and you could even roll it all up if you needed to," said Nancy Orr, a FUMC member.

"Dear friend, I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much we appreciate your hard work and courage," read Melanie Selvidge, another FUMC member.

Others used their hands to put pen to paper, writing letters of appreciation to our military.

The many acts of service didn't just stay inside their church walls, they went out into the community.

To places like Straight Street, and Patsy's House, to lend a hand to show that being a church is more than worship.

"When you do church you mainly thinking of it as God and stuff but you think of god and other people at the same time when you are helping people," said Melanie Rose, a young FUMC member.

Kendall Grimes said, "And as you mean "be the church" the church is a place working for God, and so you are working for God out in the community doing services for other people."

People in the community which this church says they are willing and able to serve.

In total the church did 11 different service activities today, and have also been doing other mission projects throughout this week.

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