Connect with Christians from northeast Ohio as they reach the Clark-Fulton neighborhood through ministry that restores God’s people. Become an active participant in what God is doing to unite His people as He releases their gifts and talents.
Lord, Inspire us with Generosity, Hope and Togetherness!
January 25, 2014 from 9:00am-2:30pm at the Family Ministry Center
“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” Rev 21:23
This day’s desire is to inspire generosity, hope, and togetherness, with the result being more people committed and engaged in ministries throughout the city. Over 20 Urban ministry partners located at the FMC and throughout greater Cleveland will be offering “speed workshops” to learn about many opportunities to serve. Hope results when we all know we need one another and that together we can accomplish great things when Jesus is in the work with us.
Click HERE To Register
Sponsors: Bay Presbyterian Church, Family Ministry Center, Building Hope in the City
9:00 Registration, Coffee, Pastries (My City Coffee)
10:00 God’s Heart for the City -Pastor Joe Abraham, Scranton Road Bible Church
10:30 Understanding Urban Poverty/Cultural Perspective -Brian Upton, Building Hope in the City (and other partners)
11:00 Speed Workshops (2 20-minute sessions featuring partners)
12:15 Networking Lunch (Suzy’s Soup)
1:00 Speed Workshops (2 20-minute sessions featuring partners)
2:00 Closing Worship/Commitment (featuring partners)
2:30 Out into the World!!!
Cost: $10 per person - click HERE to register
Open Table – the Triumph of Relationships over Poverty!
Explore this innovative approach that trains congregations and their members to partner their vocational and life experiences and networks with people in poverty – our brothers and sisters – to develop and implement plans to create economic sustainability and wholeness to help individuals and families move out of urban poverty and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Building Hope in the City is serving as the Cleveland facilitator to bring this model to this area. Our initial hope would be to target individuals coming out of homelessness (i.e. Community Service Alliance), but we will also see where God provides initial capacity and momentum.
Come to the Cleveland Exploration Event – January 10-11th, 2014
to learn more about this model with representatives from Open Table
RSVP for the Exploration and get more details HERE.
We Need Your Help ASAP to stock the Christmas Store at the FMC!
The first store opening was a huge success – everything went! Now the store is opening again this Saturday, Dec. 14 and they need your help to restock.
You can help by shopping, giving or serving TODAY to . Click HERE for all the details.
This Christmas Season Toward the City is partnering with Gateway Downtown and the Family Ministry Center to help parents in Cleveland who have fallen on hard times have a way to provide gifts for their children on Christmas morning.
Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for the First Annual Community Service Alliance (CSA) Holiday Bazaar. This unique event is designed especially for you … to help with all your holiday shopping needs!
The event will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont area.
A large exhibition area at the church will be converted into a festive, Main Street holiday shopping center! We will have a variety of exciting and unique vendors to make this an easy, one-stop holiday shopping experience … vendors such as Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolatiers, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Cutco Cutlery & Cookware, and many more!
Child care will be provided for the kids so you can shop without distraction! Gift wrapping will also be available. And the event will include exceptional raffle prizes, refreshments, and special holiday music.
Proceeds from this event will directly support housing, job assistance, and personal, behavioral and spiritual support for men and Veterans transitioning out of homelessness, and allow the men we serve to count on the quality of life and the connection to independence and hope that CSA provides!
Please save the date and plan to join us for this exciting event!