Posts Tagged ‘service’
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Categories: Dr. Lockwood, General, Media, Missions, Students
Dr. Lockwood joined 95 students from Multnomah University, who gave up their holiday "day off", to take part in the first ever college and university MLK Jr Day of Service here in Portland. Estimates of 1,200-1,300 students were at the rally from 11 colleges and universities and 1,100 at the service projects.
The day of service began at 9 a.m. with a rally at Concordia, including music by King Elementary School's choir and remarks from Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Concordia President Charles Schlimpert and Pastor Mark Strong of Life Change Christian Center.
Immediately following the rally, student’s boarded busses for project sites across Portland. There was a wide variety of projects included refurbishing schools, churches and community centers.
The day inspired some intense conversation about the meaning of service and what students can do with their skills and talents! MU students really valued working with other college students and learning why they serve compared to why MU students were serving.
In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed, "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." Each year, colleges and universities hold events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the country. This year, these efforts became collaborative; to enable college students from around the Portland Metro area both learn and serve together for greater community-wide impact.
The Portland Alumni Chapter service event went very well. Alumni gave of their time, Portland Public Schools saved some bucks, and local school children will have better-looking classrooms to sit in this Fall. Hopefully, above all, Jesus was glorified and His message communicated to those who needed it.
Perhaps most amazing was the response from local businesses who donated over $1200 in new supplies for the event! Even though they didn't ask for recognition, here they are in no particular order:
- Rodda Paint – Glisan location
11980 NE Glisan
- Sherwin-Williams Paint – Rose Qtr location
30 NE Broadway
- Purdy Brush Company
- Birch Gleaners
Categories: Alumni, General, Pray For MU, Programs, Students
As you frequent readers know, we post ways that you can pray for Multnomah on this blog. We're so thankful for all of you!
- Taste and See
Advancement's trip with donors to Tillamook on August 28th. We ask for safe travels and a time of honoring God. Also, pray that our donors would continue to see the fruits of their donations in the work that God is doing through students and alumni.
- Alumni PDX Chapter Service Event
Pray for a good turnout from alumni and that Jesus' name would be honored through this community service project.
- Adult Degree Completion's First Graduating Class
Pray that their commitment to finish their degree would pay off in the form of increased ministry opportunities and success wherever God takes them.
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