Methodist Churches Unite for the 4th Annual Great Day of Service | Community Spirit
The United Methodist Churches of the River Region are coming together to serve shoulder to shoulder as followers of Jesus on Saturday, April 13, for the 4th Annual Great Day of Service. Thousands of volunteers from approximately 50 United Methodist churches will be working with various agencies and groups on hundreds of projects in the Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, and Clanton areas, to share the love of God by serving our communities.
Project organizer, Ashley Davis, said, “Great Day of Service is an exciting way to make people aware of local needs and begin to serve those in our community. While many local churches and individuals are involved in Christ's mission to the world throughout the year, choosing this day to focus on service encourages even more people to get involved. Great Day of Service also connects churches and individuals so that we can accomplish together what we could not on our own.”
“Jesus told his disciples that they were ‘the light of the world,’ saying to them ‘let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven,’” explains Davis. “As messengers of God, we hope to strengthen the witness and unity of the Church through our service together. All are invited to join in this time of intentional Christian Service.”
Volunteers will work with some of the same agencies as last year including Rebuilding Together, Montgomery Area Food Bank, Stop Hunger Now, Brantwood Children’s Home, Adullum House, and Habitat for Humanity as well as several others. New projects this year include wheelchair ramp ministries, working with The Friendship Mission on their new housing for women, and many others. This year, there will be also be a number of projects in our local public schools.
With a variety of projects for all ages and many convenient locations to serve, everyone is invited to participate. Visit the website at www.greatdayofservice.net to find a project that matches your gifts and talents.
In addition to project work on April 13, two donation drives will be underway the week before: Soles4Souls, a shoe drive, and a food drive. Details on how to donate can be found on the website.
More Great Day of Service details may be obtained by contacting Ken Roach, 334-538-2727 or email@example.com.
Information Source: Frazer United Methodist Church