Being Great in Tuskegee-resend correction

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

 “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve,” preached Martin Luther King, Jr in his sermon, The Drum Major Effect. This statement is the inspiration for the upcoming Great Day of Service on January 16th, hosted by The Macon County Ministerial Council and Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM). We are bringing the community together to serve, worship, and fellowship together.

 The Great Day of Service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 8am until 4pm. Local volunteers and residents will be working in the Tuskegee area doing home repair and weatherization, renovations to an upcoming community center, volunteering at the nursing home, and more. There will be plenty of things all people of all skill levels, ages, and abilities can do. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event begins with breakfast and devotion at 8:00 AM at Tuskegee First United Methodist Church. Then we’ll head out to serve!

  The work day will be kicked off by a community worship service on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Tuskegee First United Methodist Church from 4pm until 6pm. The worship will consist of gospel choirs from the Tuskegee area and guest speaker, Dr. Gilbert Rochon, President of Tuskegee University. There will be a time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards. We are very excited about gospel singer, Nigel Andrews, coming to share his gift of music with us! He is a passionate servant with an incredible testimony. We hope to pack the church as we remember words from Dr. King, pray for our community, and focus our hearts on true greatness-serving.

 Come be great with us and share your heart! We have close to 100 volunteers already registered for Monday’s work day! It will be a huge impact in the Tuskegee community with local volunteers from churches, Tuskegee students, and volunteers from the Auburn/Opelika community.

 ARM is a faith based home repair ministry serving the elderly, those with disabilities, and families on limited incomes with needed repairs. Work is done by youth groups, church groups, and local volunteers. For more information about ARM, see our website, call us at (334) 501-4276, or email at