130 Lutherans Prepare for 24th Annual Servant Saturday

Date of Event: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Some 130 members of Grace Lutheran Church are mobilizing for the 24th year to volunteer to work in the community, a yearly day of service which began in 1993. Hundreds of projects and more than 7,300 hours of work have been completed over the years in Hendersonville area neighborhoods to help agencies and individuals in need. Jim Krause, Co-Chair of Servant Saturday, said, “Grace members along with community volunteers will organize to complete all fifteen projects and in doing so, we will assist the agencies who reach out and support the less fortunate in our community.”

Volunteers will spend Saturday doing 15 projects this year for Boys and Girls Club, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Interfaith Assistance Ministry, Safelight, Hendersonville Rescue Mission, Lutheran Missions, Children and Family Resource Center, The Housing Assistance Corp., and Thrive. Projects include such as painting, landscaping, gardening, mulching, window washing, cleaning, quilting, sandwich making, and other odd jobs. Project organizers expect Grace members will contribute more than 650 person-hours of work this year.

Volunteers will meet at Grace Lutheran at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, provided by Lutheran Men in Mission, and commissioning, then travel to their job sites by 9 a.m. Community volunteers are invited to join Grace members to help accomplish these projects. To volunteer, please call the Church at 828-693-4890 by April 21 or email Jim Krause: jkrause4@yahoo.com, or Jim Florine: j2florine12@gmail.com, and give a preference for the type of project preferred.