MLK Jr. Weekend of Service (1)

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Red Cross Blood Drive. Sign up for a time slot now at

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Receive food donations for the Chester County Food Bank at Crops’ Marketplace. Sign up here for a slot with some friends or bring the whole family!

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Food Distribution at Ebenezer Full Gospel Baptist Church. Sign up here.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Hopewell SAGES Mission Project at Hopewell. Register here.


8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM: Worship at Hopewell.

9:30 & 11:00 AM: Activities and Programming for Children. We’ll be talking about MLK, Jr. and the dreams God is stirring in us, as part of our World Changers series.

9:30 AM: Students (6th-12th grades) are invited to worship with their families. On the other Sundays in January, Catalyst Café will meet for dialogue about how faith impacts our understanding of justice, compassion, and courage.

12:15 - 2:00 PM: Lunch and Share the Dream Study,* led by Pastor Amy (more info below). Register here.

1:00-2:00 PM: Children's Ministry visit to Arbor Terrace Exton.

6:00-8:00 PM: Hunger Games for Student Ministries (6th-12th grades).

6:00-8:00 PM: Discussion on MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” led by Pastor Amy. Please read through the letter in advance. Copies are available in the main lobby or you can download one here. Register for the discussion here.

*Share the Dream is a six-session video Bible study based on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll look at six biblical principles that shaped Dr. King's life and work: love, conscience, freedom, justice, perseverance, and hope. The first session begins Sunday, January 7.


10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Receive food donations at Hopewell for the Chester County Food Bank. Sign up here for a slot with some friends or bring the whole family!

1:00-2:00 PM: Pack up and deliver food donations to the Chester County Food Bank. Sign up here.

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Visit to Arbor Terrace to pick up food donations. Thank you to Arbor Terrace for hosting a food collection site! Sign up here.



  • Breakfast Cereal / Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Brown Rice
  • Canned Tuna, Salmon & Chicken
  • Hearty soups/stews (preferably pull-top)
  • Beans (dried & canned)


  • Pasta Sauce / Canned Tomatoes
  • Cooking Oils (Olive & Canola)
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Crackers whole grain
  • Peanut Butter (no high fructose corn syrup, look for the brown lid) 
  • Dried / Canned Fruits in juice
  • Whole grain granola bars / snacks
  • Condiments, Dressings

    ***low-sodium, low-sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, when possible***