Date(s) - May 31, 2012
8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Orcutt Baptist Church
May 31 – Tour of The ROC, Richmond, VA
The ROC (Richmond Outreach Center) offers a multitude of Christian outreach ministries for the people of Richmond. This tour and dialogue with the staff of ROC is designed for us to learn from their experience in serving their community. Van caravan meets 8:45 a.m. at Orcutt Baptist Church parking lot.
Departure at 9:00 a.m. Return at about 2:30 p.m.
To register, contact: Cathy Welch email@example.com
September 23 – Share Fair
To register contact: Lisa Taylor Ltaylor@pwlink.org Phone: 757-766-4915
The Circle of Compassion is a network of individuals and organizations committed to empowering youth, young adults and their families in an effort to promote wholeness and reduce violence within our community.
The Circle of Compassion empowers individuals and organizations to more effectively meet needs within our community:
- by moving away from ministry and service in isolation and competition, and
- by moving toward ministry and service through shared communication, cooperation, and collaboration.
Lisa Taylor Ltaylor@pwlink.org
Susan Piland firstname.lastname@example.org
“No daylight to separate us. Only kinship. Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. We stand there with those whose dignity has been denied. We locate ourselves with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless. At the edges, we join the easily despised and the readily left out. We stand with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop. We situate ourselves right next to the disposable so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away. Kinship is what God presses us on to, always hopeful that its time has come.”
Tattoos on the Heart
by Father Gregory Boyle