3rd annual Magic City Miracle day of Community Service September 28

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Volunteers still needed across Birmingham for Day of Community Service

Magic City Miracle is a unique partnership of local churches, governments, businesses and non-profits – all with the common goal of combining resources to best serve mission needs in Greater Birmingham.

On Sunday, September 28, volunteers will perform the third annual Magic City Miracle, a day of community service in and around Birmingham from noon until early evening. The event will kick off at noon at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham as all volunteers gather for fellowship and an inspirational Sending, then leave in groups to work at registered service sites.

“Magic City Miracle is a unique partnership of local churches, governments, businesses and non-profits – all with the common goal of combining resources to best serve mission needs in Greater Birmingham” says, Scott Comas, event Chairman. “In 2013, almost 2000 volunteers served in 75 sites and completed work directly benefitting more than 200,000 people in our community. This year, we hope to increase our impact significantly. Nothing unites a church class, a business or a group of newly met volunteers like common service. Magic City Miracle 2014 will serve at over 100 sites including the Arc of Jefferson county, Red Barn, Alethia House, Glenwood, Urban Ministry, Midfield Elementary School and dozens of other needy places” continued Comas.

From general cleaning and landscaping to sorting food donations and more, there are more than 150 service opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved. Those interested are invited to go to http://www.MagicCityMiracle.org, pick a project and sign up. More information is also available on the event’s Facebook page and on Twitter.

Magic City Miracle is organized by the following local United Methodist churches: Liberty Crossings UMC, Trinity UMC and Vestavia Hills UMC. Major sponsors include United Methodist Communications, Alabama Power, Serra Toyota, Altec, Hygia Health Services and the law firm of Bradley, Arant, Boult and Cummings.

The event urges participants to Rethink Church and utilizes outreach to make a difference in the world beyond church doors.

About Rethink Church

Rethink Church, the next evolution of The United Methodist Church’s “Open hearts” welcoming and advertising campaign, highlights the many opportunities available within United Methodist churches to engage with the world—from literacy programs to feeding the poor. At http://www.rethinkchurch.org, visitors may interact, learn more about the church, and search for involvement opportunities.

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Matt Hooper
205-200-9087
matt.hooper(at)heart(dot)org

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