For the past four years, NMO-UMC has hosted students from College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts) for an Alternative Spring Break. These students live at our church for an entire week and take on projects that improve the church and community including the Village Green, the Newport Community Center, and the Newport Park. Members of the church provide meals and support all of our hospitality efforts as well as assistance at the various work-sites in the community.
We had a wonderful time this year with several international students staying with us Tolu-Nigeria, Ioli-Athens, Greece, and Noor-Baghdad, Iraq.
Our 2019 College of the Holy Cross students included (left to right):
Caroline Bennett, Emily Amann, Lilly Piz (group leader), Tolu Akinosho, Owen Camus, Sophie Papa, Ioli Karageorgiou, Joe Pasko, and Noor Farjo.