Munsey Memorial heads out to community for service

Munsey Memorial heads out to community for service

"We talk about loving our neighbors, and we decided to be where our neighbors are." (Photo by Jessica Fuller/ JCP)

By Jessica Fuller/ Johnson City Press

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2016) -- Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church’s doors were locked tight Sunday as members headed out into the community for service projects.

Church volunteers gathered with community members at North Side Elementary School at 10:30 for a second-annual mission project to benefit the community. And this year, they took things up a notch.

In addition to providing take-home lunch boxes for North Side students, church members also organized a music service featuring The Lordsmen, which punctuated the afternoon’s worship service with gospel music.

Taste Budz catered the event’s lunch before fun, inflatables and face painting for the kids and storytelling for the adults took over the rest of the afternoon.

“We talk about loving our neighbors and we decided we needed to be where our neighbors are,” said Patty Muse, the minister of discipleship and outreach for Munsey.


Last year, Muse said the service drew about 450 people from the community, and this year proved to draw rivaling crowds. Music minister Douglas Grove-DeJarnett said the easiest way to bring the community together is through action.

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See also:
Munsey partners with Northside Elementary to feed families in need (WJHL, 9/25/16)

Munsey closes doors, goes to school for Sunday worship (The Call, 9/21/5)