Wichita Falls churches work together on Good Work Day

Updated: May. 5, 2019 at 5:19 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) -The First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls held their annual Work Day event where a group of church members spent part of Sunday helping the Metropolitan Community Church.

“We heard that there might be some potential for some assistance and so we reached out to another church and lo and behold we have a small army out here today,” said Metropolitan Community Church Rev. Mel Martinez.

Each year the First United Methodist Church hosts a work day event and go out to serve the community right after church.

“Be the Church Sunday where we do 20 to 25 different projects within the church and outside the church in the community,” said Rev. Don Pellikan, First United Methodist Church.

Volunteers spent the day pulling weeds, getting rid of tree limbs and mowing lawns, not just the churches lawns but lawns close by the church as well. Martinez and her team who are not afraid to get dirty said their a small church and just needed a few helping hands.

“This is two years worth of work that they are doing in just an afternoon. They are hauling stuff away for us; they are doing some amazing things we really, appreciated we couldn’t be more grateful," Martinez said.

Just like your home or personal appearance, Martinez says if you look good, you feel good.

“When you clean your house or your yard, or you do stuff for your personal life it makes you feel better to have it cleaned. Well, it’s the same thing for the church we shared this as a family, and it helps us to feel better about ourselves as a church feel better about what we offer the world when we are all trimmed up and pretty,” said Martinez.

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