Bryan gearing up for MLK community service projects
December 23, 2008

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Students paint at one work site during 2007's MLK Community Service DayNearly 600 students, faculty and staff are gearing up for Bryan’s Fifth Annual MLK Community Service Day Jan. 19.


Danielle Rebman, associate for spiritual formation in the Office of Student Life who is coordinating planning for the day, said approximately 100 work sites will be targeted.  Past work sites have included Cumberland Springs and Cedine Bible camps, the Women’s Care Center, churches, ministry organizations, and homes of senior citizens.


“About half the projects involve people and organizations we have built relationships with over the past several years,” Miss Rebman said. “We are working with Practical Christian Involvement ministries in the community and college employees to find the other work sites.”


Workers will gather for breakfast and prayer in the college dining room on Jan. 19, then head to their assigned sites. A new feature this year will be a wrap-up meal at supper for workers to celebrate their efforts.


“Our main goal is to help the campus experience serving as a community, realizing that our faith is an active faith,” Miss Rebman said. “We want to help everyone understand that service is a lifestyle.”


Miss Rebman added that she is trying to secure funding to purchase t-shirts for workers. Anyone wishing to help with this project may contact her at 423.775.7251 or by email.

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