Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fighting the Frigid Cold on the Streets

Take a closer look at what the bitter cold winter looks like to a New Yorker...
And what one organization has been doing this winter to help the homeless fight the cold...
-Tracee Henneke, CSM New York City Director

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Open Spaces Crucial in Los Angeles

Parks play such a vital role in the health and recreation of a community. Kids need an open space to explore and be kids. With barely one acre of parkland per 1,000 people, this is exciting news for the residents of South LA.
-Breanne McLendon, CSM Los Angeles City Director

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Resources for Missional Living

Tim Keller is the founder and pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He is also the author of some really great books, such as Generous Justice, Ministries of Mercy, and The Reason for God. In the following videos, he speaks about being a Missional Church and some characters of a Missional Community.

Here is an article that defines being missional...
Some tips for reaching out to your neighbors and how to live in your community...

How are you living missionally?
-Tracee Henneke, CSM New York City Director

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Struggle to Just Be A Kid

When I was a kid, almost every birthday party I had involved a sleepover. Can you imagine what it would be like as a kid without the ability to have friends over? Not everyone has been blessed with a home to call your own. This article shares some of the struggles of some children who do not have permanent homes.
-Tracee Henneke, CSM New York City Director

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Facility for Women on Skid Row!

Exciting news for Skid Row is the opening of a new downtown women's clinic. The new expansion can now serve up to 3,500 women a year and hopes to serve the women in a holistic way.
Check out a recent interview about this great new facility...
-Breanne McLendon, CSM Los Angeles City Director

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Free Youth Ministry Lesson on Poverty!

The great folks over at YouthWorker Journal just posted a fantastic, FREE resource for youth workers to take advantage of. If you're looking for ways to dig deep into justice issues like poverty, check out Youth Ministry 360's The Least of These: God, Poverty and You. They provide a free sample lesson and video for you to utilize!

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Ending Homelessness in Manhattan

A creative ministry in downtown Manhattan has been providing housing solutions and other resources to the homeless community for years. Check out this recent NPR article that explores their innovative technique that's potentially ending homelessness in their neck of New York!

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