Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?
GFS and Germantown Monthly Meeting will once again participate in the city-wide observance of the Martin Luther King Day of Service and Sharing, which is the largest of its kind in the country. GFS is not officially open for regularly scheduled classes, but we open our campus to the public as a site for volunteer projects, discussion groups and a luncheon. Our organizing theme this year is taken from the title of King's 1967 book, Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?
Martin Luther King's teaching about equality, peace and need for social change is in keeping with our Friends' approach. We choose to observe the day by offering community-building activities, service projects, learning experiences, reflection, and a shared meal. Please note that this year, there will be no advance sign-ups for service projects. All participants will choose their projects at registration.
Browse the huge array of service projects now, to jump-start your thinking about how you'd like to contribute.
At the conclusion of service projects, we will gather in the cafeteria for our annual MLK Luncheon generously donated by the Bynum family. We invite interested families to contribute a dessert, which can be indicated when you register for the Day of Service.
Please join us for all or part of the day. All ages are welcome!
Schedule of the Day
8 a.m. Refreshments, Register and Sign-up for Service Projects or Discussions. Location: Main Building
9 a.m. Opening Assembly to frame the day. Location: Poley Auditorium, Main Building, 2nd floor
9:45 a.m. Projects and Discussions begin
11:45 a.m. Projects and Discussions conclude
11:45 a.m. Luncheon and Music. Location: Lunchroom
12:45 p.m. Luncheon ends
12:45 p.m. Clean up!
Thank you! Let's choose community over chaos!
With much appreciation,
Kathy Paulmier, Director of Community Involvement
Mirangela Buggs, Director of Multicultural Affairs