Summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy a break from school and work. However, for the United Methodist Church of New Canaan, the summer months are an important time to continue mission work, too.
The Sunday school children and youth kicked off their warm-weather missions with a fundraiser for Heifer International. With hard work and commitment, they were able to raise $1025 for the non-profit organization that assists communities around the world to end hunger and poverty.
Adults continued their work with Habitat for Humanity. With hammers and saws in hand, the dedicated group has been working alongside the new homeowners in Bridgeport since May. Over the summer, the house has transformed from a concrete foundation to a two-story home wrapped in insulation. Everyone is looking forward to the next workday and eventually the completion of the home and continued success for the very deserving family.
For those individuals in New York City who find themselves without a home, the UMC group is able and ready to assist them as well. On an evening in July, just like every Midnight Run mission, they were able to distribute clothing and food that members of the congregation and the community so generously donated.
The United Methodist Church of New Canaan will gladly continue their work during the remainder of the summer and throughout the year. They are always working on new missions to assist people and communities in need, and appreciate everyone’s help and support.