Volunteers across Missouri will participate in a statewide weekend of service

Aug 30, 2012, 13:05 ET from Rethink Church

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers will cover the area to join hands and hearts, to be involved in mission projects in their communities during SERVE2012, a statewide community service event on September 8-9th, 2012.

Service projects will take place in all corners of the state and points in-between during this second annual event. Last year, thousands of volunteers participated in more than 200 projects statewide.

"SERVE2012 is an opportunity for everyone across the state to come together, volunteer, make a difference and demonstrate that love is alive in Missouri," said Audrey Phelps, event coordinator. "From singing in nursing homes to cleaning up our communities and raising funds for wonderful causes like backpack food programs for hungry children, there are ways each of us can help."

For more details about specific projects, to see a complete list of events statewide, and to register to volunteer, please visit www.serve2012.org.

SERVE2012 is sponsored by local United Methodist churches and United Methodist Communications.

The event urges participants to Rethink Church and utilizes outreach to make a difference in the world beyond church doors.

About Rethink Church
Rethink Church, the next evolution of The United Methodist Church's "Open hearts" welcoming and advertising campaign, highlights the many opportunities available within United Methodist churches to engage with the world—from literacy programs to feeding the poor. At www.RethinkChurch.org, visitors may interact, learn more about the church, and search for involvement opportunities.

SOURCE Rethink Church