Volunteers Participate in Community Service Days

Park Cities Baptist and Highland Park Presbyterian volunteers participate in community service days. (Courtesy photo)

While February is known as the month of amor, churches mobilized their congregations late April to love on communities across Dallas.

Park Cities Baptist Church held its Serve Dallas Day on April 21 by providing hands-on help to the church’s ministry partners.

“Serve Dallas is an opportunity for us as a church to enter into our city and just love our neighbors,” said the Rev. Jeff Warren, PCBC pastor.

Church members cleared out an abandoned home to make church offices for Cornerstone Baptist Church; exercised with and then fed their neighbors with Brother Bill’s Helping Hand; and helped Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary school with a carnival.

Jack Lowe volunteer Terri Heard said, “The only stable infrastructure in Vickery Meadows is the school, so that’s why we’re here because it gives us an opportunity to be in the community.”

In partnership with Dallas Leadership Foundation, churchgoers at Highland Park Presbyterian Church gathered late April to plant native species and clean up trash along the Trinity River — some cleaning up the water from their very own canoes.