Building A Better Bensalem Together invites the public to its annual Unity Week, set for Sunday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 20.
Each year, about a dozen houses of worship open their doors, beginning on MLK Day, to welcome Bensalem’s diverse population. Each house of worship presents a half-hour service, which includes details about their faith. All attendees are invited to share in a fellowship meal/refreshments.
Residents are able to learn about their neighbors and realize some similarities in the township’s many diverse backgrounds. The public is invited to a free B3T Unity Week Breakfast Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16, at Parx East, beginning at 8 a.m. RSVP is necessary and due no later than Wednesday, Jan. 11 (email subject “B3T-UW” to B3Tcoalition@gmail.com).
A full schedule is below:
Sunday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.: Love Fellowship Tabernacle, 5918 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. Refreshments provided.
Monday, Jan. 16, at 12:30 p.m.: St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church, 4136 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. Please remove shoes before entering the temple. Refreshments provided.
Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m.: Linconia Tabernacle, 2460 Paris Ave., Trevose. Refreshments provided.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 9:30 a.m.: Bensalem United Methodist Church, 4300 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. Light refreshments provided.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.: ShriNathji Haveli Temple, 2746 Bristol Pike, Bensalem. Please remove shoes before entering the temple. Refreshments provided.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, at noon: Mongkoltepmunee Buddhist Temple, 3304 Knights Road, Bensalem. Please remove shoes before entering the temple. Lunch provided.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.: Faith Unity Islamic Center, 5961 Bensalem Blvd., Bensalem. Please remove shoes before entering the temple. Refreshments provided.
Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon: Bensalem AME Church, 1200 Bridgewater Road, Bensalem
Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.: Congregation Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 2909 Bristol Road, Bensalem. Refreshments provided.
Friday, Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m.: St. Ephrem Roman Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. Lunch provided.
Residents can attend as many of these free events as they wish. Visit bensalemb3t.com for more information and updates.
The mission of Building A Better Bensalem Together is to unify the community by building partnerships to enhance community relations and providing programs and resources to address community needs. It’s a volunteer community organization that plans and organizes various events, including Family Movie Nights, Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Internet Safety Training for parents and many others. Through its Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant, B3T coordinates the Students Against Destructive Decisions groups at both Bensalem middle schools.