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MLK Lutheran Day of Service 2017

Organized by the Southeastern Synod/ELCA, Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia

Monday, January 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

MLK Lutheran Day of Service 2017

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Type Remaining End Quantity
General Admission | Everybody Register
All volunteers must first register their presence and then register for one Team activity for the day. All volunteers are encouraged to bring a bag of rice to this activity.
350 Tickets Jan 13, 2017 Free  
Join Team 1 | Rice Packer
Volunteers will remove rice from larger bags and make smaller 5# bags of rice
125 Tickets Jan 13, 2017 Free  
Join Team 2 | Rice Closers
Volunteers will receive full bags of rice, remove the air and close the bag
75 Tickets Jan 13, 2017 Free  
Join Team 3 | Rice Labeler
Volunteers will apply labels to bag of rice and pack completed bags of rice for transport to LSG offices
30 Tickets Jan 13, 2017 Free  
Join Team 4 | Rice Transporters
Volunteers will pick-up rice at and transport it to LSG storage site, unload and store rice
10 Tickets Jan 13, 2017 Free  
Write Letter and Cards to Detained Immigrants
Write to Detained Immigrants
30 Tickets Jan 13, 2017 Free  

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Event Details

 A Day of Service for all to honor

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

on January 16 from 8:30am to 1:00pm

You are invited to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday by participating in Lutheran Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2016.  Youth and adults will gather at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Stone Mountain to work on the following projects:

  • Project 1 - Rice for Refugees  
  • Project 2 - Teaching Summit on Immigration and Tolerance    

Partners for this Collaboration:

  • Southeastern Synod | Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Lutheran Services of Georgia 
  • The Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta

8:30 AM - Registration Opens

9:30 AM - Gathering & Welcome 

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM - Service Project Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Effective Advocacy Training for Immigrants & Refugees  

Important Information:

This is a free activity open to all who wish to serve. You are not required to bring anything other than your willingness to serve.  

 

The following information may be useful as you plan for your day of service. 

  1. MLK Day of Service begins with our gathering promptly at 9:00am.   
  2. Individual projects are scheduled for 1+ hours (estimated completion).  All projects should be complete before noon. 

 

About the Projects

Project 1 | Rice for Refugees

Before you come:  Collect bags of rice and bring them with you  Larger bags are more economical | Rice will be re-packaged into family-sized bags to be distributed to newly arrived families being resettled by Lutheran Services of Georgia.  Admission is free but you are encouraged to contribute rice and zip lock bags for this project  

Please collect large bags of rice and bring with you to MLK Lutheran Day of Service.  Volunteers will repackage rice into usable packages that will be given to refugee families in the Atlanta area.

          • For each 5 pound of rice you bring, you should also bring 1 box of quart size zip lock bags.

Project 2| Writing Letters and Cards of Hope for immigrants detained in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers

Write letters and cards of hope and encouragement to immigrants in U.S. Immigrantion Detention Centers

       Be a compassionate presence to immigrant detainees in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers by writing letters to adults in Georgia’s immigration detention centers and making cards for mothers and children in family detention centers who are visited by Lutheran partners in Texas.


 

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Rock of Ages Lutheran Church
5135 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Monday, January 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)


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Organized by the Southeastern Synod/ELCA, Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia

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