January 9, 2024 Courtesy of James Dinan, Daily Sun Staff Writer
Over the last 16 years, the Helping Hands ministry of New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages has built 35 homes for families needing help in Sumter County.
But the church’s missions and outreach director, Janine Rogers, realized that now was a good time to realign the ministry.
“Some of our volunteers are getting a little older and are not as active as they used to be,” she said. “Others have health issues. So the church thought it was time to consider partnering with someone to build homes in the community.”