Over the last two months, we have navigated our way through the Book of Nehemiah. Each week, we have discovered how closely the story of the exiled Hebrews restoring the walls and gates of Jerusalem parallels our journey to discern what it means to love our neighbors in real and authentic ways.
As the series comes to a close, we would like to feature some of the nuanced expressions of rebuilding God’s world through the Cooperative Baptists Fellowship’s Together for Hope.
Formed in 2001 as a 20-year commitment to the 20 poorest counties in the United States, Together for Hope has adamantly followed the practice of Assets Based Community Development because we are convinced that key to alleviating poverty in these rural areas already exists with the people who are there. It is in these long-term partnerships with local leaders that Together for Hope has been forged as a force for the common good in rural America.
As a CBF church, we are a collaborative partner with Together for Hope, especially with its Louisiana initiative in Lake Providence.
On Sunday, March 10, we will host Linda Stringfellow of Together for Hope. As the Regional Vice President of the Delta Region, Linda brings over twenty years of experiences in case management, community outreach, solutions development, program management, education as well as a lifetime of service to people and communities.
Linda will be featured during the Spiritual Formation hour at 9:00 am for a lecture and Q&A. We invite your Sunday School Classes to utilize this time to learn about one of our dynamic partnerships. The lecture will take place in the Fellowship Hall.
Linda will also preach during the Worship Gathering at 10:30 am.