There is always something to do in Greenville. This is one of the reasons I—and so many others—love this city. Pressed into the parameters of this great city and county are countless opportunities to enjoy the arts, sports, intellectual pursuits, dining and the great outdoors. I have frequented every downtown theater and concert venue. I’ve walked, run and biked the infamous Swamp Rabbit Trail, as well as a few lesser traversed side roads. I’ve watched baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball—and even participated in a few games of bowling. I’ve eaten in more than my fair share of restaurants and attended some wonderful classes and events at our local technical institute, universities, yoga studios and libraries. There is always something to do in Greenville.

There is always a place to serve in Greenville. My first paragraph alone might label us as a self-indulgent lot. We are far from it. I know us to be as caring a community as we are active. In addition to the self-enrichment I’ve enjoyed in Greenville, I’ve also found numerous avenues of serving and enriching the lives of others. I’ve enjoyed picking up trash along the Reedy River and my neighborhood street. I’ve volunteered at food service kitchens, Period Packing Parties, and of course, Habitat for Humanity builds. Most of my volunteer work has occurred during the season of Lent (a personal tradition) and on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (a national tradition). Our church has a tradition as well—Inasmuch Day. It is the one day each year that we corporately move into the nooks and crannies of our community and give ourselves in service. Our tasks and places of service are varied: yard work, painting, construction, cleaning, organizing, gifting and more. There is a project provided for every ability level. This year, we will celebrate and serve on Saturday morning, March 7. Please visit the church website and register for your place of service and the luncheon to follow.

Greenville has much to offer us. We have much to offer Greenville. Let’s be generous with our time, energy and love on Inasmuch Day.


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