Finding strength in community

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Bennie sings “Down to the River to Pray”

When we began Community of Hope one of the core values was that of building community. We sought to build community among those divided by race, class, economic divides, and housing status. We sought to build community through the eyes of God who created all people in the divine image and we boldly state that in each others eyes we see Christ.

The ways we have built community have grown over the years. There are many who come simply to serve, the line between volunteer and recipient is often blurred. We have built community by giving people voice who often feel silenced.

On Sunday, we spoke of the ways people support each other. We heard the refrain from the late Maya Angelou, “Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone” from her poem, Alone. We heard Jesus words, I am with you always. From the community came unexpected music, testimony, and prayers.

Community grew, once again. Because, “Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone”.

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