The Transylvania Times -

First UMC Goes To Alaska


November 1, 2018

Brevard First United Methodist Church sent a work team of 15 members to Willow, Alaska, in July. Willow is located about 75 miles northwest of Anchorage. For years, First UMC has partnered with Willow UMC, a church of 45 members, to do mission work in the area. It had been 8 years since the last church team went to work there. Two couples drove the entire distance; the rest flew to Anchorage.

Joe Ownbey was the team leader. The main job ahead of the group was wood cutting. The team gathered, chopped, split and stacked 11 trailer loads of firewood, filled two large storage sheds and del...

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