Faulkner University Students, Faculty and Staff Join Together for a Day of Community Service
Faulkner University students, faculty and staff participated in a day of service Friday, August 21. This day of service is a Faulkner tradition and is a part of Devoted 24/7, a week-long project to kick off the 2015-16 school year, according to Leigh Woodring, one of the events organizers.
“We had over 450 volunteers blanket the city of Montgomery,” said Woodring. “Words cannot express how grateful I am for the hard work everyone put in to make our day of service a success.”
The name Devoted 24/7 comes from Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” During the week Faulkner students and faculty have participated in prayer, meditation, a food drive, live music, devotionals, bible readings, a bonfire, and community service. The Bible has been read aloud in Lester Chapel around the clock starting Sunday, August 16, and will continue until Saturday evening, which is the end of seven days.
Friday morning students went to nine locations around the River Region, including Adullam House, Compassion 21, Common Ground, Family Sunshine Center, House to House, Lagoon Park, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Reality and Truth Ministries, and Valiant Cross Academy. Friday afternoon, Faulkner’s faculty and staff joined the students at four locations – House to House, Valiant Cross Academy, Lagoon Park and Truth and Reality Ministries
Faulkner University is a private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery, Alabama. With a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect but also character and service, the Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person. Serving both traditional and non-traditional students, the university is home to five colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. In addition to its main campus in Montgomery, Faulkner operates extension campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile, along with several online degree programs.