About three weeks ago, Stoughton UMC had to cancel their mission trip. This left a hole in the worship plans for this July 9, which was supposed to be a mission trip team-led worship. After some prayer and discernment, their day of "Hitting the Streets" transpired. Pastor Cathy Christman set an ambitious goal of 30 people to leave the sanctuary to go and serve. When the morning began, they had 21 people signed up. By the end of the morning, they had 31 servants worshipping through acts of ministry. (Their actual total was 38 people since a team had recruited ahead of time.) According to Rev. Christman, “Since we met our goal, I will be having a special hair cut next week during worship; I will be donating my ponytail to Wigs 4 Kids. We had a kitchen team that prepared a wonderful meal for us for the end of the morning. We had a hospitality team that greeted walkers, joggers and pets as they walked by the church. We had two teams that headed out to two homes for service with our neighbors. Our volunteers were from all ages and abilities who performed sit-down jobs, as well as heavy labor. Prior to our work, each group gathered to pray and hear expectations for the day at the end of a brief worship service.” View photos here.