Wellington First United Methodist Church was named Flat Rock Homes’ 2015 Church Partner of the Year in a Nov. 7 ceremony.
The Rev. Paul Wilson, youth director Katie Woods, and members of the First UMC youth group were present to receive the award.
It was given based on the willingness of the youth group and the faith community to always answer the call whenever Flat Rock, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Huron County, needed a helping hand.
This year, youth group members took part in a three-day mission trip to Flat Rock Homes to paint and repair a handicap ramp.
They also assisted with the 2015 Flat Rock Homes Quilt Auction and have taken on collecting Christmas presents for residents of the care home and community center.