A Pesky Mosquito buzzed into Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church before worship on June 21 and threatened a parishioner who was under an umbrella covered with mosquito netting. Fortunately, a few of the church’s children managed to scare the pest away with their busy fly swatters and the parishioner stayed protected, calm, and peaceful.
The church is embarking on a challenge with Hilton UMC to see who can raise the most funds for Africa 360 that offers support to the UMC “Imagine No More Malaria” initiative. In Africa, only female mosquitos spread malaria and they bite at night. The UMC is very involved in providing education, communication, health facilities, and mosquito netting to cover bedding to assist in eradicating this disease.