A group of Van Buren churches will come together Saturday for a day of service to the community.
Members from at least six churches will meet at 8 a.m. at the Van Buren High School parking lot near Claire Bates Arena for coffee and prayer before heading out to work area projects until about noon, said Brian Seewald, Heritage Church youth and family pastor.
An idea for the One Serve day of community service came from a ministerial alliance of Van Buren pastors who meet each month, Seewald said. The group organizes the community Thanksgiving event each year.
“We decided that we wanted to do something tangible in the community,” Seewald said. “We wanted to gather and serve the community together.”
Projects for One Serve include clean up, maintenance and random acts of kindness, Seewald said.
Church members participating in One Serve come from different denominations and backgrounds, but want to work together to improve the community, Seewald said.
“It’s not about a church - it’s about the church,” Seewald said. “It’s about partnering with the community.”
Anyone who wishes to take part in the day of service is welcome, Seewald said.
“I think it’s a good opportunity to work with the community, whether they go to church or not, and … they can learn a little more about us,” Seewald said.
Churches that will participate in the event include Community Bible Church, The Current Church, Butterfield Assembly of God Church, Heritage United Methodist Church, CrossPointe Church and Family Worship Center.