Merrimack-based church sets out to change the world through meeting community’s needs
Movement Christian Church’s mobile unit gives aid to local initiatives in effort to ‘spread love'
NASHUA — Joshua Adsit and Mark Papp are two pastors who, with the help of their congregation at Movement Christian Church in Merrimack, are just trying to spread some love.
With a brand new, fully equipped bright green truck emblazoned with “Love 603” on the back, Adsit, Papp, student pastor Rhett Johnson and a few volunteers delivered diapers and supplies to Care Net Pregnancy Center and fed the staff lunch on Tuesday.
This is just one of many initiatives group members hope to fulfill with their new mobile unit, including 603 hours of community service within the first week, Papp said.
Today, they plan to bake cookies and deliver them to emergency responders and teachers, and later supply lunch for the staff of Reeds Ferry Elementary School. On Friday, they plan to ask members of the church to practice hospitality by inviting a neighbor or someone else over for dinner.
Saturday afternoon, the truck will roll into Twin Bridge Park in Merrimack for the dual purpose of allowing volunteers to clean up the area and distribute free ice pops.
Other long-term goals include helping people move, offering assistance to single mothers, widows and widowers, or anyone else who needs assistance.
“Whatever the need is, the dream is to meet it,” Adsit said.
“Everybody wants to change the world, everybody,” he added.
“It’s going to be spontaneous,” Adsit said of the truck stops. “We just want to let people know they’re loved.”
Organizers of the “Love 603” truck officially launched Move Week Sunday (6/03) by decorating and filling duffle bags for local foster kids. The crew is on track to meet their 603-hour goal, members said.
Movement Christian Church started in early 2017, and is a “church for people who don’t like church,” Adsit said, adding that they try to focus on what they support, rather than what they are against.
As part of their philosophy, they have monthly “movement” opportunities, in which they “encourage and empower movers to identify needs and move to meet them on their own,” according to their website.
Hannah LaClaire can be reached at 594-1243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.