More than one hundred Salisbury Presbyterians gathered throughout last weekend’s One Great Salisbury Weekend for spirited days of service and fellowship.
Early Friday morning a group of women headed to a Habitat for Humanity home in dire need of renovation. The women repaired subflooring, prepped walls for hanging kitchen cabinets, built scaffolding, unloaded trucks and more.
Friday was also the day of the Joe Ward Union Presbyterian Seminary Golf Tournament. Though rain and thunder interrupted the golfers after their sixth hole, the group took shelter to enjoy a BBQ dinner. They successfully raised funds for a scholarship at the seminary.
(Pictures of the Golf Tournament coming soon!)
Saturday morning brought sunny skies and perfect weather for working! A large crew arrived to share a bountiful breakfast and then fanned out to many service areas on campus and out in the community. Under the able supervision of the Building and Grounds Ministry Team, the kitchen was scrubbed clean, multiple storage areas were cleaned and sorted, 15 yards of mulch spread, and much more. Rob Gordon and many volunteers planted plants and seeds to harvest for healthy hunger relief.
Out in the community, a group worked at Shalom Farms, another Habitat for Humanity project, both regional Habitat ReStores and Elijah House Academy. Everyone put their muscles to work for the wonderful causes of these area ministries. Some commented that they used muscles they were unaware they had – until the next morning! All of these ministry partners, long supported by Salisbury Presbyterian Church, are very grateful for our efforts.
A jovial fellowship followed on Saturday evening at the home of Laura Thompson with Salt Shakers. More than forty gathered to celebrate, visit with long-time friends and meet new ones. Sunday morning, we celebrated in worship, thanking God for the privilege of serving our Risen Savior.
“Be doers of the Word and not hearers only,” says James 1:22.