Our Sunday service last week was an invitation to think outside the box about how we are in relationship with those we call “other”- people living in poverty, or homeless, for instance. Part of that exploration was a conversation about what one thing Eastrose could do to be a positive force for change. I promised to post the ideas that were shared and to extend an invitation to our community to be in conversation about those ideas. So here they are:
- Form an interfaith presence in Rockwood to meet together and work toward common goals.
- Provide one meal per week to those suffering from food insecurity; this was something our sister congregation – the Universalist Recovery Church, led by Reverend Barbara Stevens, began to explore last year, so perhaps we could work together.
- Become active with the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty. http://allianceonpoverty.org/
- Look at the possibility of building a tiny house on our property.
- Become more politically active.
- Work on issues that underlie homelessness, especially domestic violence.
Now it’s up to us to be in conversation about these ideas, or others that occur. We are building a different on-line platform to have these conversations, but for the time being, let’s blog!
[I can’t help but notice the date of this post – November 22, which I will always associate with the assassination of John F Kennedy. He was the first President I remember, and he inspired me to pursue a life of justice-work. I honor JFK today.]