Faith to be put into action this SundayPublished 10:52am Friday, June 7, 2013
Members of Westminster Presbyterian Church will serve God like they usually do this Sunday, but afterward, they’ll go a lot further.
The church will hold its fourth annual Faith in Action Sunday after its service and complete projects for the community and others around the world.
“This is a great day for everyone to get together, commit themselves to go out as a congregation and make a difference — to show God’s love and just to bring something helpful,” said interim senior pastor Susan Li.
About 70 people, or more will write letters to troops, rake and mow lawns, paint houses, build relief kits for Haiti and pack meals for Kids Against Hunger. Li said there has been plenty of buzz around the church as the day of service quickly approaches.
“There’s a lot of energy around it,” Li said.
Some members have signed up to serve in more than one of the five projects. Li said there is something for all ages. Even those who aren’t able to get out and do hard labor can show people in Haiti that they care, or write simple thank yous and send gifts to those who serve the U.S.
The projects will begin at 10:15 after Sunday’s church service and continue through 1:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a lunch for the day’s projects. Kids Against Hunger meal packing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Park Mall.
Faith in Action is a nationwide program to better communities and improve problems around the world. To find out more about Faith in Action, visit www.put