On Tuesday, October 1, 2002 Multnomah Bible College
students will put their learning in action through a
bi-annual community outreach. Each October and April,
Multnomah undergraduates serve area ministries, homeowners
and businesses by cleaning, painting, removing yard
debris, cutting down dead trees. Simply stated, the
students are putting their faith into action.
The Multnomah Community Outreach (MCO) and the student
ministries department sponsor this program, known to
students at the "day of outreach". Each year approximately
600 undergraduate students contribute about 108,000
volunteer hours in the Portland area. In addition to
the day of outreach, students complete three to five
hours a week of ministry work within a local church
or para-church ministry. A few ministries Multnomah
undergraduates have volunteered at are the Portland
Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Portland Fellowship
and Good Shepherd Community Church.
One of the many opportunities students will perform
to serve the community on October 1 is cleaning Interstate
205 from Glisan Street to Sandy Blvd. both north and
southbound. The day's activities begin at 8:15 a.m.
at Central Bible Church located next the Multnomah campus
at 8815 NE Glisan St. Portland, 97220.