VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/3/11)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers for “Here Until the Work is Done V,” an ecumenical work week slated for July 31-Aug. 6, 2011, in New Orleans, La.
Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, residents continue to need help in rebuilding their homes, churches and communities. Volunteers are invited to worship, witness and work with others as the hands and feet of Christ and bring God’s healing and helping love to the rebuilding effort in New Orleans.
Ecumenical Work Week activities typically include home repair, painting, laying sheet rock and cutting grass. Construction skills are not required. Volunteers will also be needed to run errands and coordinate activities.
Youth groups are welcome to participate but must provide a ratio of one adult to every four youth of each gender.
Additional information is available at www.abhms.org > Volunteer Opportunities via a downloadable flier and frequently asked questions sheet. Pastors and ministry leaders are asked to download the flier to be photocopied and posted on church and other ministry bulletin boards.
Also available at www.abhms.org > Volunteer Opportunities are a downloadable registration form and work release form. Registration fee is $25; children under 12 are free. Registration form and fee must be received by ABHMS by Friday, July 1.
For more information, contact Victoria Goff, ABHMS national coordinator of Volunteer Ministries, at 800-ABC-3USA, x2449, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.