What keeps you up at night?

“The Beloved Community is a realistic vision of an achievable society, one in which problems and conflict exist, but are resolved peacefully and without bitterness. In the Beloved Community, caring and compassion drive political policies that support the worldwide elimination of poverty and hunger and all forms of bigotry and …

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Notes from DSO Convention: Wanna connect the dots?

This 145th DSO Convention was my first and I’m pleased to report, it was a positive experience. In our family, we use the 1-10 rating system, and I’d give this a solid 8/10 for spiritual connectivity, effective use of time (voting was efficient and simple) and community building inspiration. We sang one …

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Ministry of the Month- Outreach

Ascension and Holy Trinity has a long and established history of following the words of Jesus and taking God’s love into the larger community.  We have several well established efforts which include but not limited to the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), actively volunteering at the Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center, …

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Alex Guest to pass baton in housing ministry

Alex Guest to pass baton in housing ministry After an extraordinary 8 years leading A&HTs ministry to homeless families, Alex Guest is ready to pass the baton to the next runners in what is proving to be a national marathon. The fastest rising segment of America’s homeless population is children. …

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Habitat for Humanity

Courtesy of Chris Rumke from Sharper Stitch

This week the HOPE Coalition met to plan this summer’s build, which will be on Hallwood Street in Avondale, and begins in early July.   Each of the seven participating congregations has been asked to provide a team of 6-8 volunteers one Saturday each month to work on the build …

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Outreach Excitement

I am pretty excited, and I know you must be, too, what with me blogging twice in one whole week.  I’m excited because our outreach team co-chairs, Dee Damico and Don Schmidt decided to have an outreach meeting mid-year.  Now, this may not sound like a big deal to some, …

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