MLK Day

mlk 2014 photo 1On January 19, 2014 Zwingli UCC in Souderton hosted their first Martin Luther King Jr Service Scavenger Hunt. Eight teams of youth from various organizations went into the community and performed random acts of kindness such as giving away a $5 gift card, holding the door for people, sweeping sidewalks and picking up trash. 

After completing the scavenger hunt tasks, the teams returned to Zwingli where they shared their experiences over a potluck dinner. The members of the three Zwingli teams that participated are pictured.

St. Peter’s UCC in Tremont worked in the Tremont Area Food Pantry. Snow was falling, accumulating to several inches. But we were there to serve the 55 people who showed up mlk 2014 photo 2to receive food from the food pantry!

The youth at 
Friedens UCC in Sumneytown participated in a Day of Service on MLK day. We are so proud of these kids for using their day off from school to make food and deliver meals to 18 special members and/or friends of our congregation. Each person received 3 meals-fish, chicken and meatloaf along with sides and dessert. It was a great day!

Zion’s UCC in Pottstown celebrated the day of service by continuing to care for the homeless population we are housing at the church for the month of January. Members cooked dinner for them and also came to the church to have a game night with them which gave them an opportunity to get out of the cold early in the evening.

mlk 2014 photo 3Thirty five men, women and children from Heidelberg UCC in Schwenksville attended our annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. 

We baked 600 chocolate chip cookies which were distributed at the Jerusalem Community Food Pantry. We finished innumerable sewing projects for the Creative Hands Committee. 

We also worked outside beautifying our grounds and completed multiple projects inside the church reorganizing spaces and getting a jump on spring cleaning. We had a wonderful time!

mlk 2014 photo 4Youth of Trinity Reformed UCC in Collegeville went to Parkhouse, a senior living and rehab facility and made small gifts for the residents –  God’s eyes and little paper doves. 

We visited members of the congregation and gave them the crafts to remember our time together.

 

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