Check out this article by one of our clients, Rev. Meg Gaston, written about the innovative work of one of our clients, Still Waters Landing in Tennessee, that she wrote while pastoring in a conference that we’re serving!
Check out this article by Rev. Meg Gaston about Konnoak Hills UMC (with Pastor Chris Smith) in Winston-Salem integrating into the community, offering their largely unused gym for kids’ indoor soccer! It’s an outcome of our process at Western North Carolina Conference and an example of the kind of work we’re midwifing there.
As we wait for the dust to settle from COVID-19, here are some resources to help entrepreneurs to know what resources are available to help make it through the quarantine on their feet. We commend both of them to you! Our compliments to the Duke School of Business and to Westaway for the incredible info for this challenging season!
From Duke School of Business:
#COVID-19 Capital Relief
CASE at Duke’s comprehensive, searchable database including grants, loans, and other cash equivalents that can help entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and businesses anywhere in the world.
JAMAICA QUEENS, NY—FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The 20-30 Dream Hub’s Virtual Co-Working “Empower Hour”
Okay, so when they designed it, it was supposed to be a co-working space…but, you know, COVID-19.
We love what Zoe Project and Ministry Incubators Start Up Clinic alums from First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens did instead. Undaunted, they took their innovation—a co-working space and young adult resource center called The 20-30 Dream Hub—and transformed it into a virtual co-working meet-up for young adults. Check it out here —or join in!
Congrats, 20-30 Dream Hub, on your fearless holy imagination! (Thanks to Rev. Chris de la Cruz for tipping us off!)
If you have a creative COVID-19 adaptation we can share, please let us know—we’d love to share the good news!
It’s so exciting to see Hatch-a-thon alumni doing amazing things throughout the US, and to see their hatchling ventures flying!
Pastor Brent Raska and Burning Bush Brewery
Pastor Brent Raska, former pastor of a Chicago-area Presbyterian congregation, recently made the news with his new venture, Burning Bush Brewery, opening later this winter on Chicago’s North Rockwell Street in Lincoln Square.
The blockclubchicago.org post says, “Though operating a brewery is a career change for the pastor, he said Burning Bush will build community much like a church does. He hopes to partner with local nonprofits and community groups to host coat drives, fundraisers and fellowship.”
Rev. Meredith Mills and Gastrochurch
The Rev. Meredith Mills, pastor at Westminster United Methodist Church in Houston, TX, received coverage by the Houston Chronicle for her work with Gastrochurch.
Rev. Mills conceptualized Gastrochurch—dinner gatherings where the food supports the theological theme for the evening—as an intentionally created “space where a range of guests could come, somewhere outside of church walls, and talk about spirituality,” and to be “’church’ for people who didn’t fit in at a traditional setting.”
Congratulations to both!
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