GREAT FALLS — About 300 volunteers came out to New City Church Sunday morning to serve their community. Men, women, and children of all ages split up to complete 15 citywide projects in the span of just three hours.
Church leaders directed volunteers toward various service efforts, including local parks, single mothers, foster youth, and the rescue mission.
Each team tackled a different project. Some wrote letters for foster youth. Others washed cars and provided child care for single moms. And many worked on restoring nine local parks.
The event meant a lot to executive pastor Nate Swanson and his wife Rachel.
“We know that we’re just two people. And it’s hard to make a big difference when you’re just two. But when you have a massive church behind you that can just go and get your city and love our city, you can make such a huge difference,” Rachel said.
New City Church is one of many churches across the nation to dedicate this weekend to community service.
You can find photos of different outreach efforts throughout the country under the hashtag: #serveday19.
-Reported by Lindsie Hiatt/MTN News