Monticello team helps UMCOR

Nineteen Volunteers in Mission from First UMC Monticello feel blessed to be a blessing after serving Jan. 26-31 at Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La. Sager Brown is part of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and the work is instrumental in helping relief supplies reach the areas of the world where they are most needed. This way of serving has become an annual tradition for Monticello First. Since beginning in 1998 with just a few volunteers, the journey has grown to include 18 to 20 persons each year. Their 2015 trip is already set, and the sign-up sheet is filling up fast.    This year’s team included, from front row left: Judy Murphy, Kathy and James Tumlison, Mike Johnston, Mary Ann Jones, Joe Meeks, Elgenia Ross and Bill Wisener. Back row, from left: Brenda Wright, Mary Jo Wisener, Charlotte McKiever, Phyllis Jones, Charlena Johnston, Jean Tedford, Janette Goolsby, the Rev. Dennis Spence, Sheere Scogin and Kay Johnston.