Book Discussion Group Register for Zoom discussion here: May 14, 21, 28, 7-8 pm. Join Theological Summer Reading Facebook Group here. Share what you've found in the book Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing A Relational Food Ministry. Ask the questions about the book, and about how to apply the book to food ministries you are part of. Listen to others as they react to this book. Hear additional stories about the churches included in the book, and about other's food ministries.
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 3 to 4:30 pm, Boston Book Signing MANNA at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111. In the Sanctuary.
Liz Magill offers a reading and discussion based on her new book, Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing a Relational Food Ministry. Leaders from MANNA's Monday Lunch will share about their experience as Pillars of Peace.
Together we will explore the concept put forth in Liz’s new book, that leaders are everywhere, and include people who are food insecure and/or do not have housing. Eucharist starts with a shared meal, shared leadership, and a common sense of belonging to community.
Book Release: Online! Growing A Relational Food Ministry Want to gather some people? Contact me to set a date
Pastor Liz will share an excerpt from her book Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing A Relational Food Ministry. The book offers stories from eight congregations that share ministry with the people they serve, and shows how your congregation can do the same. Building relationships and inviting people to volunteer helps to create church. Ask questions about the people she has met, and share what is happening at your meal or pantry.
This will be rescheduled Sunday May 31, 2020, 2 to 3:30 pm, Brighton, MA Growing A Relational Food Ministry Brighton Allston Congregational Church 404 Washington St, Brighton MA 02135.
Brighton Allston Congregational Church is featured in the book Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing A Relational Food Ministry. Come celebrate with the volunteers who make their food ministry and pantry happen, and hear about how churches throughout the United States are creating relationships, community, and church by sharing food and leadership with people in need. Community, and church, is about more than giving things away. Learn more about this church’s story.
When Did I See You Hungry? Need this workshop? Let me know and I schedule it again. Register here for the zoom link for Thursday, May 7, 2020, 3 to 4 pm, EDT Online
Register here for the zoom link for Monday, May 11, 2020, 11 am to Noon, EDT Online During this period of physical distancing Jesus is still calling us to see and care for those who are hungry among us. As people are laid off, the problem of hunger increases. It is time to be brave and to take reasonable risks to care for our neighbors. This discussion will include how to keep volunteers safe, and how to change your pantry and meal practices to reduce the risks for all involved.
RESCHEDULED NOW September 11-13, Hot Springs, North Carolina Celebrating Dinner: Stories from Meals and Pantries Wild Goose Festival
When people who are food insecure and people who have plenty of food start working together the result is chaos--hear fun and funny stories of how everything can go wrong and yet, still, everyone is fed. Luckily, God creates the world--and church--out of chaos. Relationships are built, communities are changed, we all begin to see each other through Jesus's eyes. Using stories from throughout the United States, I'll share advice on how to change your food pantry or meal to be ministry "with" instead of ministry "to" others.
April 8-10, 2021, Grand Rapids Michigan Telling Other People's Stories, Festival Circle Festival of Faith and Writing Calvin University.
When telling the story of a church or a mission project, writers find ourselves telling other people's stories. How do we engage this practice ethically, compassionately, and faithfully? What can we do to be sure the people we meet retain ownership of their story?Celebrating Dinner: Stories from Meals and Pantries
THIS WILL BE RESCHEDULED It was: Saturday, March 28, 2020 South Congregational Church, Centerville MA 02632 12:15-1:00 Lunch and Learn Debunking Myths, Reducing Stigma: Hear from experts in the field of Substance Use, Housing and Case Management, Mental Illness and Ministry within the homeless community.
1:00-3:00: Getting to know your neighbors: Spiritual Companioning Jesus said to love your neighbors as yourself. To love people we have to know them! This workshop will give you hands-on skills for building connections to people who are different from you. Learning to do ministry with people in need will transform your ministry from outreach into church, in all sorts of unexpected places.
For more information contact Rev. Pam Wannie, Here Now Outdoor Ministries, 508-612-6375. RSVP 508-775-8332.