Teens from the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston set out recently on a U.M. ARMY trip to Bradford, Vt.
U.M. ARMY (United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth) is a week-long mission trip that offers participating youth the chance to put their faith into action.
Participants worship, serve, and play together with their contemporaries throughout the Northeastern jurisdiction.
Westonites who joined the mission trip included Denise Brown (adult leader), Veronica Brown, and Brittany Brown.
The clients served by the U.M. ARMY are referred by local social service agencies and churches. Generally they are elderly but some are families who are unable to do work for themselves due to financial concerns or disabilities.
The work is anything from simple projects, such as yard work or painting, to small home repairs on doors, windows, stairs, porches and construction of handicap access ramps. The teams bring a lunch to share with their client each day and are encouraged to interact as much as possible.