NOMADS – 2022
St. John’s United Methodist Church welcomed a team of NOMADS who worked at St. John’s UMC from January 3 to January 21, 2022. The team leaders were Jim and Linda Tyas from Missouri. Jim and Linda were at St. John’s three years ago and were happy they were able to return. The full team of five couples were all ready to begin work early on Monday, January 3.
The NOMADS began in 1988 with 24 members completing five projects in Texas and Oklahoma. Currently they offer about 175 projects each year and have over 900 active members. NOMADS stand for “Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service”. They provide volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations. They do new construction, remodeling and repairs in churches, church camps, children’s homes and other related ministries. Many bring skills of the highest order to the projects they work on.
There were several areas of concentration this year, including new carpet in the Arnold Room and fresh paint and new carpet in the church office.
In addition, the Nomads worked on several paint projects; interior and exterior and widening and replacement of the door to the ladies restroom making it handicap accessible.
St. John’s Trustees Committee, under the leadership of Eric Giffin, lined up the projects for this year’s NOMADS.
St. John’s UMC has been richly blessed by the love and labors of NOMADS over the past years, and with this year’s team, St. John’s continued to be blessed.
God Bless the NOMADS!