“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” —1 John 3:16–18 (NRSV)
We are creating a community of Christians who join God’s work here and now by serving our neighbors far and near.
I can think of no other thing worth doing well more than mission and outreach — which is the work of loving God’s people at the four corners of the earth through the all too ordinary disasters of their lives in ways that are eager and informed, patient and persistent. First John 3:18 says we should love “in truth and action.” Let us love in truth and in action, with our hearts and with our hands and feet. At Tarrytown United Methodist Church (TUMC), there are many opportunities to serve others, both here at home and all around the globe. I hope you’ll join us in joining God’s work of serving our neighbors far and near.
Serve Honduras | January 21–28, 2017
Journey with us to the beautiful Agalta Valley to serve an amazing community with a spirit filled purpose. This experience is great for first timers, young adults, couples, or anyone looking for a way to start the new year with service—bring your high school aged children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews! We will be working with kindergarten teachers, leading a Vacation Bible School in villages for children and adults, constructing school furniture and providing medical care to area communities. Enthusiasm and a willingness to share your talents are the only prerequisites to become part of the team. Plan now to join us January 21-28, 2017 as TUMC begins its 23rd year in service to the Agalta Valley, Olancho District, Honduras.