Martin Luther King, 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”. He continues to be an inspiration to so many. It seems appropriate that we would use his birthday weekend to share Christ with our brother’s and sister’s 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 PM-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, please fill out the form for local individuals and churches or email us at email@example.com.
If you are an out of town youth group: Register ONLINE for MLK Day by clicking Group Registration
Youth teams participating in the youth retreat and staying in the parsonage: If you wish to stay overnight with us (arrive on Sunday depart on Monday after the work day), the cost is a $50 team registration and $85/person for your materials, housing and meals. You will need to cover your own meal on Friday night and your lunch on Sunday. ARM will provide meals from breakfast Saturday through breakfast Sunday. The parsonage can sleep 22 in beds with space for air mattresses (up to 40 total). Groups must be registered by Dec. 28th and is on a first come first served basis. You may register on-line by clicking the link above. We are looking forward to serving with you!
Check out the video below to see a snapshot of our previous worship event: