Broadmoor United Methodist Church will hold its first Day of Compassion from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

As many as 20 volunteer teams will be working on 17 different projects throughout Baton Rouge on this day, the goal of which is to serve the community and give back to the neighborhoods surrounding Broadmoor United Methodist.

Teams will be working in the following mission areas: Parker House, Hope Ministries, IRIS Domestic Violence Center, O’Brien House, Kairos Prison Ministries, Wesley Foundations of LSU and Southern University, Neighborhood Kindness Outreach (Broadmoor area), Habitat for Humanity, Open Air Ministries, Interfaith Federation and Southeast Ministries. Projects include construction work, visiting and playing with children, moving furniture, painting, baking cookies and yard work, as well as other assorted physical and relational projects.

There are also opportunities to help with English as a Second Language and Broadmoor Elementary during the week prior to Day of Compassion.

“The upcoming Day of Compassion seeks to further all our attempts to connect with the neighborhoods surrounding our church,” said Senior Pastor Fred Wideman said. “Our goal is to help this process of building the community soul by extending hospitality to our neighbors. Community is the result of people obeying the great commandment, loving neighbor as self. It is the one commandment that has the best chance of restoring trust and making our cities and towns safe and healthy places in which to live.”

Everyone is invited to participate in Day of Compassion; you do not have to be affiliated with Broadmoor United Methodist to volunteer. Lunch and beverages will be provided on-site as well as a free Day of Compassion T-shirt.

A complete list of projects can be found on the church’s website at To sign up, contact Day of Compassion director Cherie Lee at (225) 229-3053 or Outreach Director Eddie Manes at (225) 924-6269.