Trevecca Nazarene University

Spirit of Service Week

A group from Trevecca participates in the annual Nashville Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March.

The J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice sponsored Martin Luther King Jr. "Spirit of Service Week" that took place Jan. 18-23, 2010.


The week kicked off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 11:00 AM with a shuttle that enabled Trevecca students to attend the MLK march from Jefferson Street to the campus of Tennessee State University in remembrance of King’s silent protest marches. Later that afternoon, the Center for Social Justice partnered with Trevecca’s International Justice Mission Club to mobilize a small group of students to travel to Preston Taylor Ministries and participate in service there. Preston Taylor Ministries is a children and youth empowerment ministry in the heart of the Preston Taylor Housing Units. Trevecca students helped children create cards and food baskets and delivered the goods to residents of the Preston Taylor community that were in need.


On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Center for Social Justice partnered with Trevecca’s Women in Ministry Club to mobilize a small gorup of students that went to The Next Door, a six month aftercare program for women just out of prison (or jail). There, Trevecca students cooked dinner for the women and enjoyed fellowship and conversation with the women in the meal the followed.  


On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Center for Social Justice partnered with Jerry Romasco, Trevecca’s ASB Chaplain to provide an all-school service project at the Trevecca Towers. What was to be a 3-hour service project quickly turned into a 4.5 hour project, and the students gladly blessed 20 Towers residents by doing an assortment of requested odd-jobs, such as answering computer questions, polishing and rearranging furniture, vacuuming, cleaning windows and bathrooms, and in one case, raking a New Zeland sheep rug.