Martin Luther King, Jr. PADS Day of Service

Monday, January 20

from 6 am - 5 pm in Fellowship Hall


Faith is taking that first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr~


Faith is even greater when you are homeless and may not see a staircase at all. On January 20, we will honor the steps of our homeless community members and create an atmosphere of Dr. King’s hope. On Sunday nights, FCC hosts a men’s PADS homeless shelter. The next morning, the men filter into our community and many utilize the libraries to stay warm & safe. Since the libraries are closed on MLK Day, we keep our shelter open an additional 12 hours that day and celebrate our guests!

The day looks like this...

6 am            Early Riser Lounge Upstairs: Coffee, donuts & newspapers to

                     greet our men who will not be sleeping in, while not disturbing the sleepers.

                     Free Haircuts Before Lunch

8:30 am       Hot Breakfast

9:30 am       Speaker Session

10:30 am     Boot/Shoe box distribution/Free Clothing Store/Leisure & Game Time/Social Services/

                      Health Checks/Job Interviews/Mentoring/Listening

12 pm          Entertainment

1 pm            Hot Lunch

2 pm            Movie Time & Free Concession Stand

4 pm            Free time

5 pm            Walk over or get shuttled over to Faith Lutheran PADS site

This will be our 6th PADS MLK Day and it is truly a beautiful community effort. It unfolds as people share their gifts & talents with the men. What STEP will you bring to the day?


To learn about volunteering, please contact Margaret Epperson at or 708-793-9069, or click link below to sign up. 

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