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Reflection: Ecumenical Advocacy Days

CJ Dyer   |   May 17, 2016

On April 15, 2016, my XPLOR housemate Sarah, our spiritual companion, her husband, and myself traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) happening there that weekend.

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One Door Closes as Another Opens

CJ Dyer   |   April 05, 2016

I came into NBA XPLOR one person, and I will be leaving it as another. Nothing that has happened to me these last few months has been by chance or a bad thing. Everything happened for a reason…so that I may grow.

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XPLOR, STORIES

Naptime

CJ Dyer   |   October 07, 2015

I have been working at an early-learning center called Little Village. So far, it has been a very rewarding experice to work there. I am working with kids, so they can have their moments of…rowdiness. This is especially true when it comes to naptime and they do not want to fall asleep. Thinking of naptime got me thinking about how we live our lives.

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COMMUNITY BUILDING, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, HOMELESSNESS, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY , HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY

UMCP is a community-focused nonprofit organization that seeks community wholeness, resilience, and sustainability by working with families and individuals at risk from poverty, hunger, homelessness, incarceration, and/or inadequate education and healthcare.