Northport First UMC serves organization aiding adults with disabilities as "Change the World 2013" project


“Change the World” is an annual event held each May throughout the United Methodist Church. It is about coming together in community and across the denomination to personify the love of Christ. This year United Methodists completed world-changing projects in more than 1,500 locations worldwide.

As part of “Change the World 2013,” Northport First UMC was blessed to reach out to Eagles’ Wings, an organization to aid adults with disabilities founded by church members, Jerry and Sandra Pike. Volunteers helped to clean the new facility and make it ready for clients. Other United Methodist congregations in the area were invited to participate.

More than fifty church members, Eagles’ Wings supporters, and clients spent the morning cleaning floors, washing windows, and performing other needed chores to ready a building to be used to house a sheltered workshop. Residential homes, greenhouses and other facilities are planned for the campus as funds are raised.

After a morning of hard work there was time for food and fellowship. The United Methodist men used their new barbeque trailer to cook hotdogs and hamburgers and others provided homemade cookies for dessert.

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