Martin Luther King Day of Service is Monday, January 21. GFS and Germantown Monthly Meeting will 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 closed for regularly-scheduled classes, but we open our campus as a site for volunteer projects, dialogues, a film screening, and a luncheon.
Martin Luther King's urgent call for social change, civil rights, and non-violent resolution to conflict is timely, and in keeping with our Friends approach. GFS and Germantown Meeting choose to observe the day by offering community-building activities, service projects, learning experiences, reflection, and a shared meal.
Please join us for all or part of the day. All ages are welcome!
8:15 a.m. Registration Opens, Front Hall of the Main Building
9 a.m. Speaker, Poley Auditorium in the Main Building
9:45 a.m. Service Projects, Dialogue, and Film Screening, On & Off Campus
11:45 a.m. Luncheon, GFS Cafeteria in the Main Building
Our projects include:
- Sorting clothing and school supplies for the Cradles to Crayons organization
- Making hats, scarves, and turtle furs for low-income Germantown residents
- Cleaning and sprucing up several streets and sidewalks in Germantown
- Making meat and cheese sandwiches for the Holsey Temple CME Church dining room
- Learning and singing songs from the civil rights movement at Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley, a nearby retirement community (Calling all singers!)
- Assembling fruit baskets for St. Luke's food cupboard
- Anti-bias training
- Screening and discussion of the documentary film, "King in the Wilderness"
- Making "Stone Soup" for the men living at the Whosoever Gospel Mission
- And many more projects are in the works!