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Opening Reception, “Making Amends,” Claremont Forum Bookstore & Gallery
INCUBATE, STORIES

An Active Summer for InsideOut Art

Rev. Al Lopez   |   August 10, 2018

UrbanMission Community Partners’ InsideOut Art program, part of UMCP’s Restorative Justice Initiatives, has had an active summer of art exhibits and sacred conversations around incarceration, creativity, and healing.

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Photo credit: Lesley Ann Tommey
INCUBATE, STORIES

Hallowed Placemaking: Part 2

Rev. Helms Jarrell   |   June 05, 2018

In part 2 of the Hallowed Placemaking series, Rev. Helms explores issues of displacement, development, and a place-based practice of resurrection.

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UrbanMission’s Open Table community dinner
INCUBATE, STORIES

The Open Table, Or... A Piece of Chocolate Cake

Rev. Stephen Patten   |   May 15, 2018

UrbanMission’s Open Table is more than “just” a community dinner, it is a holy communion of those seeking wholeness in one way or another.

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Pulling carts
INCUBATE, STORIES

Home Doesn't Have an Address

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   May 08, 2018

Far too many people don’t have an address to call home. Finding the homeless at our door is how and why OFEC started homeless outreach programming.

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Jim Thompson, Sandra Hietala, and Dana Bainbridge celebrating RCSJ’s 1st birthday in 2014.
INCUBATE, STORIES

A Most Important Quality: The Ability to Ask for Help

Rev. Dana Bainbridge   |   May 01, 2018

In the early days of Recovery Café, we got good at asking for advice and for help. It also helps if you can get people excited about your mission.

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SPECIAL EVENT

NBA+OGMP On the Road: Kentucky

September 26, 2018

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens joins NBA staff and health and social service ministry partners to visit with Disciples in the Kentucky Region!

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Lesley Durham

Director of Operations Accounting
Patchwork Central
COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, ENVIRONMENT, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY

Patchwork Central is a neighborhood outreach organization. Its health ministry offers a holistic approach to health and wellness for the community.