As the season of Lent continues, so does the preparation for one of the most important days in the life of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church – the Great Day of Service! On Saturday, March 19, we will gather as a church family to serve together on 41 projects throughout the Atlanta community.
There is nothing that can inspire this season of preparation more than to hear from fellow members helping our partner agencies:
Cindy McNeight shares, “It is always a privilege and an honor to be the “hands and feet” of God in our community and for our neighbors during the annual Great Day of Service at PRUMC!” Cindy was part of a team in 2015 that helped Agape with renovations on a trailer for a single mother named Zuly and her five children, all under the age of 10. The team extended their work on the Great Day through July so they could ensure that all the needed repairs were made to Zuly’s home. It is not unusual to see members continue their work beyond this annual service day.
Chris Brown knew that the Police Athletic League (PAL) did great work with at-risk kids, but what he did not know is that PAL had two Little League baseball teams that played on a less than optimal ball field, including overgrown infields and trash everywhere. With the help of Peachtree Road funding, Chris was able to take a team to repair these fields and make them playable again. His work did not stop there. He came back each Tuesday to help coach the 11-12 year old team’s practice and the City Champs.
One of the most important areas of the Great Day of Service is helping restore smaller churches in the community. Ed Hamlin has spearheaded PRUMC’s efforts each year at Campbellton United Methodist Church. As Ed explains, “We thought we were going out and serving our neighbor and little did we know that we were the ones that would be served.” While the PRUMC team worked on the church grounds, most of the active Campbellton members were in the basement preparing a surprise feast for all the volunteers. Ed shares, “What I do know is our Lord has asked us to help our neighbor and I am glad we did.”
As a member of the Peachtree Road family, please register at www.prumc.org/greatday and join your fellow members on March 19 to create your own inspirational memories!