A Tradition of Serving Continues

Since approximatelty 2017, #ServeSoILL has been an annually anticipated event by Cornerstone Church of Southern Illinois. The church’s Western Kentucky campus has now joined the fun. Of course 2020 was the exception due to COVID-19 precautions, but #ServeSoILL 2021 returned strong.   Hundreds of volunteers worked at sites throughout Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky on May 1.

Garden work in Cannon Park, Carterville
Volunteers working with Carterville Garden Club members

I did not visit every site, but I did have the privilege of traveling with a wonderful group to some of the Williamson County sites as part of the social media team. 

Fence construction at Cannon Park, Carterville
Work at Anne West Library in Carterville
Anne West Library

Cannon Park

One thing illustrated in the photos is how adults and children of all ages and abilities worked together to fill some needs and serve within the community.  It was a gorgeous day for a beautiful expression of the Biblical  commandment to “love your neighbor as  yourself.”

Carterville High School Bus Wash

Deep cleaning at Herrin House of Hope

Some of the other work sites were Bald Knob Cross of Peace at Alto Pass, various schools, and the Square in Marion..

Helping prepare the new Boys and Girls Club building in Marion
Restoring floors at Herrin House of Hope

Volunteers assisting the Marion Boys and Girls Club in building preparation

Search Facebook and Instagram for #servesoill to see additional photos.

Contact info for Cornerstone Church:  https://cornerstonechurch.community/


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