We are located in a part of the city where the racial and ethnic divides are clear. But so is the call to embody God’s reconciling and uniting love. In this intersection, a number of people at the Branch have been hearing God call them to act — to take steps that would create in them the capacity to love more fully and act more justly.
As we’ve been hearing this call, we’ve been invited to join others from Hope Reformed Church (Burton and Kzoo Ave.) throughout 2016. Hope is beginning to lay the groundwork for starting a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural church service in 2017. This groundwork will be laid by (1) sharing regular meals with those in the community who want to further racial reconciliation and (2) growing in character and capacity through training.
Anyone at the Branch with a desire to participate is encouraged. Here’s an upcoming calendar. If you’re thinking of attending, drop firstname.lastname@example.org a note.