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Hopewell Borough Churches Engage in Sunday of Service
Nov 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Members of Hopewell churches will exchange their morning worship bulletins, hymnals and Sunday attire for hammers, buckets and work gloves on Sunday, November 4, to collaborate on community service projects throughout the borough.
The “Sunday of Service” (formerly known as “The Church Has Left the Building”) is sponsored by the Hopewell Council of Churches and is intended as a symbolic demonstration of a shared vision of ministry throughout the year to those in need in the Hopewell community and beyond. It is also an open invitation to all Hopewell residents to join with neighbors to reach out to the less fortunate.
“Sunday of Service” begins at 9:30 a.m. with a kick-off gathering at Calvary Baptist Church, 3 East Broad Street, next to the Boro Bean coffee shop.
Following the short commissioning service, volunteers will leave for their respective service projects that include: packing lunches, making soup mixes and collecting canned goods for area food pantries and soup kitchens; tying blankets for Project Linus; a visit to The Atrium nursing home; a 5K walk to help provide clean water to hill tribe in Thailand; shoe-pattern cutting to help provide shoes for Ugandan children suffering from the crippling effects of the jiggers parasite (Sole Hope); sorting and packing winter clothing to aid Syrian refugees through the upcoming Bosnian winter; and a Habitat for Humanity site.
The day of service will conclude with a 5 p.m. dinner and community celebration hosted by Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 W Broad Street in Hopewell.
All Hopewell residents are invited to participate in the Sunday of Service by volunteering a few hours to help ease the burdens of their neighbors near and far.
For more information on any of these projects, or how to volunteer, contact Lucy Ducko at 609-466-0758. Or email her at.