Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Truth About Poverty?

When we think of those in poverty, certain questions automatically come to mind. Why don’t they get a job?! Why are they so irresponsible?! Are handouts really all they want or need? What should a church know about serving those in poverty?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered after church potluck on consecutive Sabbath afternoons in January starting January 8 and continuing January 15 and 22 from 1-3pm.
Geared toward churches and organizations who are currently [or who are thinking about] working more intentionally with the poor, these classes teach participants what generational poverty is, the reasons why the poor stay poor, how to really help the poor, and how we can align ourselves with God’s heart for the poor.

Elijah Jones, long time Toledo resident with a wealth of experience serving the poor, will be teaching these classes and facilitating the follow up conversations. Elijah is a friend of Toledo First Church and serves on the Haven of Hope board. If you're at all interested in the next steps Connections takes to a possible storefront location downtown, please make these classes a priority!!!

Your response to these classes will help us determine whether we have the interest or "manpower" we need to proceed with a storefront. The classes are free and open to the public but RSVP @ 419.882.6200 is required.

1 comment:

أبوعبدالله said...

I think that poverty has become a problem in people suffering from it all as well as States

But I found in our solutions to this dilemma
Nahipzkap of which is given annually to the poor as well as the zakat of gold and trade to other
Add to handouts that are given daily to the needy, the needy and the poor, orphans and widows ....
And the question of the neighbor gives food which is made to his neighbor to the poor of other stuff ...
Of the beautiful things we have developed a study by scholars of religion to these people we have fur so there are solutions to this dilemma.
What a beautiful religion, namely Islam!