Yorkville, IL—Dennis Bowers, youth leader for Peace Lutheran Church, took his youth group to help with a previous Big Day of Serving. He said, “It was good to see the youth work so hard to show God’s love to other people they had never met.”
City officials are invariably amazed at what well-organized youth groups can accomplish in only one day. The local response to The Big Day of Serving is extremely positive, and the citizens of the renovated neighborhoods are typically overwhelmed with renewed pride and hope. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
As Cheryl Boettger, education director for Mt. Washington United Methodist Church, said, “I like the one-day format. My group had a wonderful day, and we were grateful to have the opportunity to serve.”
Local and area-wide groups of teens are encouraged to get involved in The Big Day of Serving in Yorkville. Youth leaders are invited to register their entire groups (grades 6-12) to participate. Early-bird registration is only $29 per person and includes pre-event project selection and coordination, a kickoff rally on the morning of the event, all supplies and project materials, lunch, devotional materials for mid-day break, and a neighborhood Block Party Celebration to finish the day.
Complete information for participating in this powerful event of synergy and service to make a dramatic difference for people in need is available by phone or on the website.
The Big Day of Serving
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Yorkville, IL – (800) 366-8948