Local churches plan fourth annual all-city volunteer day



With all the political and religious divisiveness currently drawing lines in our country, it's refreshing to see those of different denominations coming together for a single purpose. On SERVE Day, Sept. 30, 25 Colorado Springs churches representing nearly every corner of the city are going to participate in CityServe 2017, "for the sake of mobilizing the faith community toward tangible acts of service to address some of the city's most pressing needs."

These needs could include everything from trail work and outdoor litter patrol to community service projects at community centers and schools. There will be 80 project locations around the city that volunteers can choose from. Those interested in lending their time can view the projects and sign up online.

In addition, multiple events will be held in conjunction with City Serve, including a leadership dinner with Mayor Suthers on the 27th (for local senior pastors and clergy); an ecumenical worship service (Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St.); a SERVE Day celebration at the Switchbacks FC home game (Sept. 30, 6 p.m., Switchbacks Stadium, 6303 Barnes Road); and church commissioning and celebrations at various locations on Oct. 1.

See the highlights from last year's CityServe event in the video below:

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