Martin Luther King Jr, the leader of the civil rights movement, a pastor, and one of our century's greatest leaders spoke a message of non-violence to overturn unjust laws. He quotes the book of Amos by saying, "let justice roll down like waters, and mercy like an ever flowing spring"Ã‚Â. He continues to be an inspiration to so many. It seems appropriate that we would use his birthday weekend to share Christ with our brothers and sisters dealing with poverty.
This year's Great Day of Service Event has two aspects. One is a youth retreat that begins Friday Jan. 18 and runs through Sunday Jan. 20th. We will have a Friday night session, serve on Saturday, attend a community wide MLK worship and gathering on Saturday night, have a final session Sunday morning and depart.
The other is the community service event on Saturday where youth groups will join with local volunteers. We'll serve on Saturday from 8-3 and then meet for a night of worship from 6:30PM-8PM at Tuskegee Methodist Church (202 S. Main Street, Tuskegee). Our service includes local home repair, serving with community projects, and local/relational activities.
Local individuals, groups, and churches wishing to register for this event, should do so by Jan. 4th.
If you or your church would like to participate, visit the website (see "Click here for more info" below) and complete the form.
Alabama Rural Ministry