Annual Day of Prayer and Service strives to expand reach
Northwestern dedicates day to community service projects
Mar. 30—Northwestern College students, faculty and staff reach more than 30 different community service sites for this year’s Day of Prayer and Service (The Day) on Thursday, April 7. The entire NWC campus participates in this annual event, spending the day in prayer, worship and one of many service projects.
“The Day of Prayer and Service continues to be one of the highest rated college experiences on student surveys every year, and faculty and staff have come to embrace it as a refreshing opportunity to serve God in ways that are not always possible,” said Jeff Snyder, associate dean and Day of Prayer & Service coordinator.
Groups are scheduled to serve various sites including Feed My Starving Children, EagleCrest senior housing, City of Roseville parks, Urban Venture, Second Harvest Heartland, Boys and Girls Clubs, and more. Though a comprehensive list of available service options is provided, the NWC community is encouraged to find a project that suits his/her own interests.
“Our community partners look forward to the Day of Prayer and Service each year,” said Snyder. “When I begin making contact in February, they tell me they’ve been waiting for our calls because they appreciate working with our volunteers.”
New this year, The Day includes a dedicated 24 hours of prayer and worship, a celebration kick-off event and a picnic lunch for the campus community. For more information about the Day of Prayer and Service, contact Snyder at 651-631-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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