We enjoyed a beautiful combined worship service on June 25 with our Congolese brothers and sisters and the children. Special thanks to Gaston Ntambo, who shared the message in both English and Swahili of Wings of the Morning, an aviation ministry of the United Methodist Church in North Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the […]
Thank you to all who donated their time, talents and/or funds for the 2017 Grace Freedom School. Your support is greatly appreciated! Fifty scholars in grades K-8 participated in Freedom School. This was our fifth year of hosting a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School.
Alexander P. Duncan, Sinclair Community College Lakesha Fountain, Thurgood Marshall High School Brandon Gilbert, Bethel High School Torey Hollingsworth, The Ohio State University Jaleel Mack, Jefferson Township High School Gregory Wadham, Wright State University Michael Wadham, Wright State University Nicholas Alan Winchester, Northmont High School
Liturgical dance by Jasmin Hines with soprano Rhea Smith Liturgical dance by Jasmin Hines with soprano Rhea Smith singing “Broken But I’m Healed” by V. Michael McKay; at Grace United Methodist Church (Dayton, Ohio) on May 21, 2017. Many times folks at Grace have been blessed by Jasmin’s inspiring dance and by Rhea’s beautiful voice, […]
Last October, hundreds of Daytonians gathered on the Third Street Bridge for a community meal and dialogue. The goal of the event was to connect Daytonians from every corner of the city and region to meet people we never would have met otherwise. People were randomly assigned to a table and spent the afternoon learning […]
A Breath of Fresh Air: Biblical Storytelling with Prisoners challenges the behemoth of mass incarceration through the convergence of biblical storytelling pedagogy, restorative justice principles, and peacemaking circle structure. It introduces a method of spiritual formation through biblical storytelling which I have named “Circle of the Word.” Circle of the Word is an interactive, creative process of […]