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Works Sunday 2017 Is Coming Up Fast!

ONLY ONE MONTH TO GO!

Once again, the faith communities of Reston, Herndon, Oak Hill and Sterling are banding together for Works Sunday - an annual service event in Northern Virginia that takes place on or about the third Sunday in August.

Each year since 1995, people of diverse faith traditions - Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and others - have worked side-by-side to celebrate the values that unite us, while addressing important social issues in our communities like hunger, homelessness, and the special needs of those less fortunate.  In so doing, we get to know one another as true brothers and sisters, united in our commitment  to building a more just, fair and compassionate society.

Click on the "ABOUT" tab at the top of this page to see a list of the many projects of Work Sunday 2017, and for which you you may volunteer immediately!  We have events coming up on August 5th and August 12th -- and of course, on Works Sunday itself - Sunday, August 20th.  

For more information about the history and mission of Works Sunday, you can view a segment of "Reston's African American Legacy" program on Reston's cable channel 28 at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNsFWPMRnOo.  The show, which is hosted by Rev. LaVerne Gill - the founder of Works Sunday! - features Steering Committee members Debbie Aschenbach of United Christian Parish, Li-Ping Hwang of the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation, and Chris Wist of St. Thomas à Becket Catholic Church. The Works Sunday segment begins at 3' 46". 

If YOUR faith community would like to get be part of Works Sunday 2017, we'd LOVE to have you join us!  Just contact Chris Wist at Wistlaw@aol.com to obtain promotional materials and more detailed information about any project(s).  Come see how the fellowship and shared values that inform the Works Sunday "faith in action" experience can inpsire your congregation to new heights of selfless service!


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