On Saturday, May 21, nearly one hundred participants of all ages — including spunky pups, Loki and Lucy — representing 19 NEPS congregations, were united for a single purpose as they biked, scootered, unicycled, jogged, and walked at the gorgeous Bob Rodale Cycling & Fitness Park in the Trexlertown area for the synod’s 5th annual “Bike for World Hunger” event.
After receiving the official blessing from Bishop Zeiser, many wheels, feet, and hands headed for the macadam tracks inside the lush green fields, tall trees, and sprinkling of buttercups to start the trek of raising money to erase hunger for good.
Participants were especially motivated by the $15,000 World Hunger challenge, a pledge from two generous individuals in our synod to match donations up to that amount collected by the time of Synod Assembly (June 17-18).
Many thanks to the World Hunger Task Force for organizing this event; the Bishop for his tireless support; those who raised monies through their dedicated efforts; those whose hearts will be opened to give; and all who will have a “wheelie” fun time joining us in the future.
Photos courtesy of Chip Bachman