Sunday, May 5, 2013

Seymour church members take part in 'Mission Sunday'

The Little Church With a Red Roof Is Making a Big Difference

SEYMOUR - Great Hill United Methodist Church has as its mission statement “We are a community of faith committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ.”
On April 28 more than 100 church family members worked to fulfill that mission through its words and actions, by actively participating in the church’s first ever “Mission Sunday.” 
Beginning with a light breakfast followed by a worship service featuring an anthem by the choir entitled “Wake Up Church” the 100 plus “missionaries”aged six to 96 headed out to fulfill their commitments by “making a difference.”

This event included several children ages 5-6 and several church members in their 90s along with several participants from Seymour United Methodist Church.

A wide range of mission projects was offered.
Choir members performed two 45-minute concerts at Crosby Commons and Wesley Heights in Shelton  Both performances featured the musical score from “Fiddler on the Roof”  and were well received. Some of the senior church members visited Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour, and chatted with residents.
Several ladies stayed at the church and prepared a celebration luncheon for the returning “missionaries” as well as fulfilling the church’s commitment to provide a monthly dinner for Spooner House in Shelton. 

Five mission work teams also spread out to complete two elderly assistance projects in Seymour, repaired and landscaped the cemetery at the Seymour United Methodist Church and completed two additional clean-up projects for some of the church’s elderly members.

Many of the younger members, along with Boy Scouts from the church sponsored Troop,
cleaned up the road area from the church up Great Hill Road and from the Rotary down
Route 188 to Route 34.
Infant and child care was provided for participating parents. The Mission Sunday concluded with a Celebration Luncheon for all participants and an opportunity to share their experiences.

This post is taken from a press release.

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