Seeking Nominations For Backyard Mission

Liz Huff stands in front of her home with two of her sons, Zachary and Tim. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

Chatham’s First Presbyterian Church is seeking a home to improve for this year’s backyard mission project.

For the last six years, the First Presbyterian Church and First Christian Reformed Church have picked a home in need of exterior repairs and spruced it up over a weekend in the summer.

“We’ve done wheelchair ramps, fixed porches and done a complete scraping and painting of the exterior of a whole house,” says Minister Mike Maroney. “We’re looking now for someone who needs some work done to the outside of their house that they otherwise might not be able to afford.” 

For information on how to nominate someone or get involved, visit,