Grace Church S.A.L.T. (Salt and Light Team) is looking for volunteers to help at Urban Hope’s annual street carnival in Kensington, Philadelphia on Saturday, April 26. The carnival draws thousands from the surrounding neighborhood and is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus in a cross-cultural setting. It’s an all-day commitment (leaving Grace Church at 7 a.m.) but will be a day you’ll never forget! Are you ready for the challenge? Step out and serve in this amazing opportunity.
Also, if you’re unable to attend but would like to donate to the effort, consider dropping off any of the following at the Grace Church office before Friday the 25th: candy (small, individually wrapped), small/tiny prizes, face painting supplies, water bottles, hot dogs, hot dog buns, ketchup, mustard, small paper bags for popcorn, snow cone flavors, ice, snow cone cups, temporary hair dye, basketballs, air pumps, bean bags, nail polish and other nail supplies, and/or money to help rent or buy a sound system.
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Here’s a story of one of our Lititz Christian School teacher’s experience at Urban Hope this winter when a group from Grace Church helped at Kingdom Kids (a Sunday afternoon children’s church program):
We decided to go to Urban Hope in December 2013 because we were looking for a way to get connected with Grace church’s service ministries. The opportunity to go to Philadelphia had been in the bulletin for a number of weeks before the trip. Each week we read about it and finally we decided to email for more information. We were informed that there was still room to go, so we signed up!
One thing that stuck out to both of us was the sincere enthusiasm of the kids that were involved in the Kids Kingdom program. We both thought it was amazing to see that circumstances and environment did not change the fact that these kids were excited to learn more about Jesus (and sing a few crazy songs in the process!) Before the actual program started we split into teams and were assigned a street to help pick up the kids. It was exciting to watch the kid’s faces light up knowing that they would get to spend their evening at Urban Hope.
Everyone with a passion for serving should consider spending a day at Urban Hope. The ministry is in the heart of the local community, and provides hope that comes from knowing Jesus to families in the area. It is a special opportunity to share the love of Christ and be a part of a ministry leading people toward a relationship with Christ.