The Maine Event: July 4-11, 2009

At 8:00 a.m. on Saturday July 4, we will be gathering at our local family diner, Jack and Helens. Nineteen members of our church family will begin the journey to Salem Twp. Maine, where will do home repair ministry for the week for the United Methodist Economic Ministry.
Their web site is http://www.gbgm-umc.org/umem/index.html

The team members of the Chesapeake City UMC are George and Patti Blakeney, Miles and Tori Dissinger, Andrew Dougherty, Shane Hess, Kathy Jones, Patricia Meehan, Jesse and Barb Riggin, Doug and Mikki Senn, Trish Shores, Sue Thompson, Ross and Gina Troy, Ray and Amy Yarnall. Our web site is chesapeakecityumc.com

We will be staying overnight at a church in Manchester, NH. A member of our church family has family members who attend this church. They have graciously agreed to host us overnight, and we look forward to worshipping with them Sunday morning. Their web site is manchesterchristian.com

We will learn of the specific projects God has for us when we arrive on Sunday evening at the site where we will be staying. Please pray that God will use us well to serve and to witness to God’s amazing love revealed in Jesus Christ.

A clergy friend, Karin Tunnel, sent this prayer to send us off:
Amazing and Strengthening Creator, we humbly but boldly solicit your protection on our sisters and brothers as they seek to offer their hands, their feet, their minds, their voices and their hearts in your service during their adventure journey to Maine. Bless both them and those they assist, that in this shared experience of mission each of them –both those who serve and those who are served–may encounter the Living Christ. Return them to our midst with stories of bold faith, unexpected blessing and humbled hearts. In our Abundant Savior’s name. Amen.

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