To preface this post, Sycamore Church provides Daily Devotionals to its followers, supporters & members.
This particular Devotional speaks to helping others & in preparation for today’s meeting at the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Outreach Luncheon for the Faith Community in Savannah we want to share this post in particular (that just happened to be sent to the mailing list today!)
This Luncheon is developing as a recurring event & we look forward to supporting this “Connecting Your Faith With Our Community” Meet & Greet event. It’s a Faith Based Networking Meeting where we are being asked “Let’s Partner in Helping Our Community!!!”.
Please call 912.790.3400 to learn more about engaging your faith group in this process! [Or Contact us & we will give you more information if needed.]
You see, with all the changes in political will in Congress this time around we feel that the Faith Community & our faithful should address what is possible through the Lord!
This devotional challenges us to use our Faith to develop our desire & will to help others by relying on Him to provide for our needs & the needs of others as we seek to Love Others.
Since that is the mission of this Advocacy to “Love Thy Neighbor, Love the Homeless” we thought it appropriate to share this & ask our followers & those who read this to step up to the plate & evaluate how the Faith Community can do more together than they can do by themselves.
We also believe that the Government is stepping out of the picture even more but can leverage their resources towards better programs that in fact do more to get Housing First models instilled in communities as a solution that deserves attention. This can be done through the HUD awards process to communities using a CoC model.
This is particularly important because we have detected a mood in Washington (through our participation in the Capitol Hill Day process at this years (2011) National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in July, 2011) when a staffer to a Congressman we visited made mention of the Faith Community stepping up to do more (since the mood of Congress seemed to be to do less) on the issue of homelessness.
So now, read on about Risky Business & some thoughts on how we should prepare ourselves as faithful people to do more together: