Nomads at St. John’s United Methodist


A group of 8 NOMADS arrived on February 18th, 2019 to work on a variety of projects at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Tucson, AZ. The team members came from South Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. This was the third year NOMADS  have worked at St. John’s United Methodist Church.

NOMADS are retired people from all walks of life who want to make their retirement years as productive as the years they spent in their vocations. Some NOMADS are ‘full-time’ which means they are probably living in their RV’s year-round and working in places all over the United States. While they work with many churches, their work is not exclusive to churches. They are often active in disaster relief and help in many other places where needs may arise.

One of the big projects at St. John’s United Methodist Church was stripping, sealing and waxing the floor of the Fellowship Hall.













Other Nomads worked on a variety of painting and ‘sprucing up’ projects.













An old hand rail was given a fresh coat of paint to be put to good use on the property.

One project that was completed was the installation of a tank-less water heater for the 20 West Unit.





The Nomads began each day with breakfast and a morning devotion.







Another major project involved chipping away the old plaster from the wall in front of the church for new plaster and fresh paint to be applied.






A fresh coat of  paint was applied to most of the church exterior and the trim around the windows.






After the Nomads did their “magic”! – St. John’s United Methodist Church displayed a refreshed new look in the neighborhood!