Trinity UCC FARMERS MARKET
ZUMBA RETURNS To The FARMERS MARKET!!
DITCH THE WORKOUT AND JOIN THE PARTY!
August 23, 2014
DJ Dwayne Dishes the hottest Gospel House MUSiC!
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm.
The Trinity UCC Farmers Market accepts debit/credit/LINK and Farmers Market coupons. Bring your shopping bags!If you or your ministry would like to volunteer, or for more information, contact Rose Scott, 773-966-1500, Mailbox 2385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Aug 18
Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as...
Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as we expressed our concerns and disapproval for the opening of this school. Most of our arguments against it were not based on emotion alone, but substantiated facts regarding our demographics that are not consistent with their mission. I hope they received our feedback in the spirit in which it was delivered. No one denied the need for such a program, we were in disagreement about where it should be.
They stated that they would not open in a community that was not welcoming for their students. We stood up to show our consensus that we would not be that welcoming community and are hoping that they decide to seek shelter elsewhere. The executive director ended the meeting with a commitment to share our concerns immediately with the Pastor of Emmanuel as the lease has not been signed. We are awaiting the results of their discussion.
Meanwhile, I noticed that signs have been put up on Damen restricting parking and white lines have been drawn in the street. It appears they are planning to create a crosswalk in the middle of the block for the students entry into the school. Deception all around. This is not the time to sit still neighbors, we have to move swiftly to impact change. It's not over yet, when money is involved we have to stand firm and demand this lease is not signed. Next stop protest the church and hold them accountable for creating this upset in our community.
I'm not going anywhere, are you?
Updated Aug 12
What can we do? It has calm down in my neck of the woods but has trickled down in other neighborhoods and it is time for school to start back. What can we do to keep the Children safe and learning????
The Trinity UCC Farmers Market is Back!
Saturdays through October 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine! South parking lot of Trinity United Church of Christ (95th and Eggleston) Trinity UCC’s Farmers Market promotes easy access to fresh produce, health and fitness activities and supports the growth of local black-owned farms, vendors, and businesses.”We accept cash, debit/credit, LINK, and Farmers Market coupons. Bring your shopping bags!If you or your ministry would like to volunteer or for more information, contact Deacon Rose Scott, email@example.com or call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2385.
Updated Jul 24
I recently learned that Emmanuel Christian Church has entered into an agreement w/ CPS to open an alternative high school at 83 rd & Damen. No community engagement efforts just trying to slip in without notice. Smh!
Fierce Women of Faith and the Musical Arts Institute present
“Summer Nonviolence Music 2014,”
FREE drumline lessons,
July 14 – August 16,
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
the Musical Arts Institute,
9244 S. Lafayette,
Music education by professional teachers and musicians, Parents and participants receive nonviolence leadership training, To register, Call Michael Manson or Stephen Styles, 773-253-8606