Community service

City of Harrisburg partners with local churches for Community Service Week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The city parks of Harrisburg will be filled with family, faith and fun as the annual Faith Into Action event returns.

The Faith Into Action Youth Conference and Family Festival will take place Tuesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 23 at five city parks in Harrisburg. The event will bring together local youth to do community service projects, Bible school, listen to live music and pray. There will also be food, games and inflatables.

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Volunteers will help pick up trash, weed, mulch and paint at five different locations.

All events are free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Harrisburg for our annual Faith Into Action event,” said Missy Cook, event organizer, Harrisburg’s First Assembly of God. “We want to give back to the community and teach our students to be the hands and feet of Christ and to be Jesus to someone this week.”

The event will take place in a different park each day, where there will be mini block parties from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

  • tuesday july 19: Cloverly Heights Playground
  • Wednesday July 20: 4th & Emerald Playground
  • Thursday July 21: Sun Park
  • Friday July 22: Parc du Reservoir Saturday 23 July: 4ème & Dauphin playground
  • Vacation Bible School: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Inflatables / Games / Food 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Pre-service: 5:30 p.m. Worship with Joel Vaughn: 6:00 p.m.
  • Evangelist Jessica Bryan: 7:00 p.m.

Nashville recording artist Joel Vaughn will put on live music for each event. Evangelist Jessica Bryan will also speak at each family festival. There will also be a $100 gift card each night.

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“Volunteer groups like ‘Faith Into Action’ are essential to the city’s mission to keep our parks beautiful and safe for years to come,” said Dave Baker, director of parks and recreation. “We really appreciate the work they have done over the past few years and hope that they and other similar community groups will continue to share their time in the future to help beautify the city.”

This marks the 18th year of Faith Into Action. For more information, contact Missy Cook at 717-805-1963.

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