2017 MLK Day of Service
Volunteers make a day off, a day of service by Loving Our Cities in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Members and friends of The Perfecting Church honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service in partnership with Sicklerville United Methodist Church and K-Love Philly.  F ollowing a kick-off breakfast with their neighbors, nearly 250 volunteers watched a preview of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech and participated in a discussion and the creation of a community vision board, now on display at Winslow Township Municipal Building.  Guests then departed to perform an estimated 900 hours of community service, hugging, reading, raking, cleaning, sorting and stocking, while building bridges throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Philadelphia Counties, to foster mutual understanding that leads to peace and reconciliation in the communities where we live, work, serve and worship.

"We are in the midst of one of the most divided times in our nation and the world, compelled by a fear that seeks to bully us into choosing 'us' or 'them,'" remarked Angela M. Brown, executive director of Loving Our Cities.  

" As we reflect on Dr. King's  legacy, let us also remember and take inspiration from Mahalia Jackson who encouraged Dr. King to come off his 'script' and proclaim the dream. It's time for us to also come off our script, moving from doing what is expected to simply doing what is right, not for some, but for all, realizing as Dr. King admonished,  'The  time  is always right to do what is right.'" 

For additional highlights of 2017 MLK Day of Service, check out our  photo album .

Pictured from left to right are: Steve Shuster, Pastor, Sicklerville United Methodist Church; Sarah Greene, Volunteer Coordinator, The Perfecting Church; Kevin C. Brown, Founding Pastor, The Perfecting Church; Angela M. Brown, Executive Director, Loving Our Cities; Kim Rodkey, K-LOVE Philadelphia; Jill Iovino, Outreach Coordinator, Sicklerville United Methodist Church; Barry Wright, Mayor of Winslow Township; Winslow Township Committeewoman Paula Paretti; and Jessica Richard, member and volunteer of The Perfecting Church
A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men (AFGM), a community engagement of
Loving Our Cities, teamed up with local high school football coaches from the South Jersey area to recognize recipients of the 2016 AFGM Award on Sunday, January 15, 2017.   Awardees were selected for their leadership and community service, both on and off the field, as observed during their participation in the 2016 AFGM season when they attended monthly sessions at their respective high schools on sportsmanship, social media, decision-making, stress management, financial literacy and responsible driving.  

2016 AFGM honorees include: 
  • Drew Harris of Camden High School (not pictured)
  • Tavon Fox-Ballard of Deptford High School
  • Zakee Johnson of Eastern Regional High School 
  • Matthew Parker of Highland Regional High School
  • Filippo Iannella of Pitman High School 
  • Stephen Frombac of Rancocas Valley Regional High School 
  • Joseph Plez of Timber Creek Regional High School 
  • Jamar Sims of Willingboro High School 
  • Williams Segers of Winslow High School
  • Anthony Ramos of Woodrow Wilson High School 
  • Chancy Caranda of Burlington Township High School
This year's AFGM Award Winners were featured in news segments on NBC10 and 6ABC in addition to an annual, special supplement that appears in the
Courier Post.   They join past recipients such as New York Giant and Eastern High School Alumnus, Eli Apple; Timber Creek High School Alumnus, Jeff Bell; and Winslow High School Alumnus, Phillip Mayhue

AFGM was created in 2012 to provide mentoring and leadership development in an effort to grow local student athletes from the Garden State into
A Few Good Men .   Click  here to watch the presentation to the 2016 A Few Good Men Award Winners.   For more information, visit  www.AFEWGOODONES.org.

The Sweetheart' Ball
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday & Saturday, February 17-18, 2017
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By Pastor Kevin C. Brown
January 20, 2017

Salt and light are disruptive. Jesus intended for His followers to be disruptive to the nations, culture, society and people He called them to. Jesus was a disruptor. When He said peace, He meant peace with God. When He said love, He meant keeping His Father's commands. When He said life, He meant dying to the one they were living. When He said come, He meant get out on the water...

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