National Days of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 21, 2013 - Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most urgent and persistent question is: what are you doing for others?"
This coming January 17, Americans across the country will answer that question by joining with their neighbors to serve their communities as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. King Day of Service. This is a great way to honor Dr. King’s Christian vision and call for service out of our faith commitments. We encourage you to participate in the 2010 MLK Day of Service by organizing your own project or joining with an existing effort.
Make this a way to get personally involved with a mission partner in your community you or your congregation already support. Or take this as an opportunity to form new relationships. You might look through the listing of UCC Mission Trip Opportunities to see if there is a partner organization near you. http://www.ucc.org/volunteer/mission-trip-opportunities/ Or visit Serve.gov/mlkday to search for a volunteer opportunity in your community. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.
Then tell us about your MLK Day of Service experience. You can use the form at http://www.ucc.org/volunteer/mission-trip-tracking-1.html.
You can also follow “United We Serve” of the Corporation for National & Community Service on Twitter and Facebook to receive live updates on service news, opportunities, and stories.
Thank you for your continued commitment to service and the vision of Beloved Community Dr. King dreamed could become real.
For more information visit www.mlkday.org.
April 22, 2013 - Earth Day activities join people who are committed to protecting public health and the environment for generations to come. For more information visit http://www.epa.gov/earthday/.
- National Neighborhood Day
September 15, 2013 - The mission of National Neighborhood Day is to inspire, build, and sustain neighborhood relationships that provide the foundation for civic action, and the building of stronger, caring, and effective communities. Visit their website at www.neighborhoodday.org for additional information.
October 26, 2013 - A unique program that inspires and rewards volunteers. Everyone who helps others on the fourth Saturday of October and sends in an entry form is eligible for a national or local award and for a cash donation to a charitable cause. Please visit www.makeadifferenceday.com to find out more.
- National Family Volunteer Day
November 23, 2013 - Designed to showcase the benefits of families working together, introduce community service, and encourage those who haven't yet made the commitment to volunteer as a family, National Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving and kicks off National Family Week. Visit www.pointsoflight.org to obtain more information on National Family Volunteer Day.