Overbrook Presbyterian Church

Martin Luther King Day of Service

MLK Day at Overbrook:  January 21, 9:00-11:30 AM

With "We are all one humanity" as our 2019 theme, the focus of OPC's MLK Day will be to serve the broader community...in a spirit of unity, respect and compassion.  Activity stations set-up throughout the church will include: 

  • Cooking for shut-ins
  • Assembling breakfast bags for the elderly;
  • Making baby blankets for teen parents;
  • Expressing gratitude (designing thank you cards for military personnel stationed abroad and for Philadelphia first responders);
  • Creating the Memorial to the Lost (tee shirt memorial to those who lost their lives in 2018 through the use of illegal guns);
  • Assembling care kits for women and children in safe shelters; packing breakfast bags for the elderly;
  • Respecting OPC (a work project designed to "refresh/restore" our church building). 

Overbrook is a registered Philadelphia MLK Day of  Service site, and all are welcome to participate.   Please join us at 9:00 AM on January 21, as we work together to serve our broader community.  There will be service opportunities for all ages.  We request that preschool and elementary students  be accompanied by an adult. 

Date: 01/21/2019 (Mon.)

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm EST

Location: Overbrook Presbyterian Church

Created by:   Lisa Faso
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Set up Team-Sunday 1/20 @ 3:00 pm (4)

Approximately 1 hour

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Sharon Parker
Rachel Carnahan

Set Up Team Monday, 1/21 - 7:00 a.m. (4)

All slots filled
Sharon Parker
Jason Sheau
William Carter
Dewayne Talbert

Labeling T-shirts for "Heeding God's Call" in memory of victims of gun violence in the city of Philadelphia

This activity will be done in groups of 25

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Jeremy Blatchley
Becky Lazo (3)
Becky & Girl Scouts
Whalen Family (6)
Deb Rottinger
Karen Wong
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Terri Hunter (2)
Keedra Carroll (3)
Vanetta Wood

Prepping the lawn for “Heeding God’s Call” in memory of victims of gun violence in the city of Philadelphia (8)

This is an outside activity

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Karen Wong
Ron Homer
Bob Kaercher
Herb & Gloria Brabham (2)

Making soup for shut ins (10)

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Becky Lazo (3)
Becky & Girl Scouts
Shirley Clifford (4)
Ava, Liam and Nieve Clifford (and Shirley as needed)
Madeleine Smith (2)
Tom and Madeleine
Christel DiVincenzo
Me and my husband can help with this!

Cornbread Making Station (10)

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Deb Rottinger
Karen Wong
Sam Wong
Gloria Brabham
George Salloom
Glad to help out.
Christel DiVincenzo (2)

Assembling Craft Kits for displaced children and youth (10)

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Martha Phan (3)
Phan family
Sabrina Johnson (2)
Tim Simmons (2)
Tim and Kateri
Kate Edmondson (2)
Terri Hunter

Making Gratitude Cards for US Troops and for Philadelphia First Responders

This is a project that young children can help with

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Becky Lazo (3)
Becky & Girl Scouts
Anthony Talarigo (2)
It will be me and my son age 13.
Christel DiVincenzo

Making Greeting Cards for Shut Ins

This is a project that young children can help with

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Kate Edmondson (2)
Patrice Wood

Green Team (10)

This team will be split into two outdoor beautification projects. One project will be onsite and one will be in the neighborhood

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Dagmar Holl
Rachel Carnahan
pending lousy weather

Baby Blanket Making for Teen Parents (12)

Sewing experience is not required

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Kathy Gamble
I will bring a 4 year old who goes to the school.
Mary Ryce
Kate Edmondson (2)
Deborah Talbot
Laurel Geers

OPC Service Room Project (8)

Needed (6) OPC Youth and 2 Adult Helpers

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suchita fiorillo
Peggie Kaercher (2)
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Community Conversation

This is an open discussion on planning for the greater good, focusing on a common cause to brainstrom ways to support the undeserved

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Dagmar Holl

Clean Up/Pack Up Team (6)


Delivery Team (6)

This is adults only and will require a few drivers. This activity will take place the following day

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Rachel Carnahan

Painting and floor care in the youth room (10)

Adults and children over the age of 12 for this activity

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Becky Lazo (3)
Becky & Girl Scouts
Sharon Willis (2)
Sharon and Dave Willis

Sorting, shelving and organizing the church basement (10)

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nancy gilhool
Karen Wong
Karen Wong
suchita fiorillo
Jason Sheau

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