The series kicks off with a discussion on grace, redemption, poverty, and violence as seen in the award-winning book, Tattoos on the Heart, a priest’s reflections on ministry in one of America’s grittiest neighborhood.
What can we do as a community to support our youth? In advance of World Bully Prevention Day on October 7, the Beloved Community is hosting a discussion panel on what kids need from their parents and adult leaders and what questions should we be asking our kids.
Join us in for this annual fundraiser and walk in downtown La Plata to benefit the “Safe Nights” winter shelter program.
How can the Church reduce the stigma surrounding substance abuse and support individuals and families affected by the opioid crisis and? Join us for the screening of a new documentary addressing the crisis in Southern Maryland followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, County Health Department, and Emergency Services. There will be a training and distribution of Narcan opioid reversal kits.
January: Mental Illness in Our Community
Mental illness affects millions of Americans, but so many people still don’t talk about it. This month we partner with local experts and ask: How can we support each other? What resources are there?
Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary, The Line: Poverty in America. It’s Not What You Think.
What are the barriers limiting the physical wellbeing of all God’s people and how can we respond as a Christian community? This month the Beloved Community will host a healthy recipe swap and establish St. Paul’s Fitness Warrior Teams.
God calls us to be good stewards of creation. This month we will look at issues affecting our local environment and spend a day cleaning up a local park and lake followed by a picnic.
Join us for a panel discussion exploring the types of violence existing in our community and how you can help.
Panel featuring leaders and community organizers