Concord United Methodist Church 5th annual Mission Blitz

Chloe Baker
Concord United Methodist Church hosted its Fifth Annual Mission Blitz Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19 through Jan. 21, with 841 volunteers working on 15 community projects, from rainy day litter pickup and bagging 30,000 pounds of sweet potatoes in a “crop drop” to packaging 41,000 “Operation In As Much” meals to be distributed throughout the region.

Volunteers also visited homebound elderly church members, performed various projects at Wesley House, worked at Knox Area Rescue Ministries Store in West Knox County, prayed over beds at a downtown Knoxville KARM mission and made 93 wheelchair and walker bags among its many activities.

Missions director Jane Currin spearheaded the entire operation, which the Rev. Larry Trotter, senior pastor, described as “being the hands and feet of Jesus.”

For more photos from this event, see Westside Faces in our print or e-edition.