Hands4Detroit this Saturday

Centro Familiar Cristiano United Methodist Church welcomes Hands4Detroit participants to their

Join the 60 churches of the Detroit Renaissance District on October 7 to make a difference in the city.


AUDREY MANGUM

Director of Justice & Mission Engagement
Detroit Renaissance District

The Sixth Annual Hands4Detroit is this Saturday, October 7, 2017.

It’s no coincidence that Hands4Detroit is always the Saturday after World Communion Sunday. Indeed, all are welcome to the table!

This year, volunteers will respond to John Wesley’s call to “social holiness,” by performing cleaning, beautification, small building, and feeding projects in Southwest Detroit. Our hands will also pray, give donations, provide hospitality, sort food and make lunches.

A word about this year’s host congregation. Centro Familiar Cristiano UMC, the Detroit Renaissance District’s only Hispanic ministry is a new church start. Two to three members joined in the spring of 2015 and blossomed into a summer program of 80 children three months later. By Christmas, 100 members were worshipping at the church. Volunteers from Beverly Hills, Scott Memorial and Brightmoor (Aldersgate) UMCs will serve as a Burrito Brigade,  joining the team from Centro Familiar Cristiano to learn how to make 700 burritos for Hands4Detroit lunches

The schedule for Hands4Detroit …

8:00am: Registration/Food Drop-Off at Western International High School 1500 Scotten, Detroit, MI 48209

9:00-9:30am Official Welcome

9:30am-3:00pm Work at projects with 12pm lunch break

3:00-4:00pm: Closing Celebration at Centro Familiar Cristiano UMC, 1270 Waterman, Detroit, MI 48209 (Park at the Cesar Chavez Academy High School, 1761 Waterman)

Closing celebration begins with folk guitar music and folk songs then continues with Spanish Folk Dancers, participant acknowledgements, and refreshments.

For additional information go to Hands4Detroit.org.

L-r: Rev. Charles Boayue, Jr., Renaissance District Superintendent, Julie Bard, Bishop David Bard, and Elizabeth Boayue witness for Hands4Detroit during the Fifth Annual United Methodist Night at Tiger Stadium, September 15, 2017. ~photo courtesy Audrey Mangum

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