February 2020 Prayers for Justice

Mindful of the need to end racism and embrace diversity as a reflection of our Creator,
we pray………

February 2.  For the elimination of discrimination in living patterns, public education, employment, political jurisdiction, transportation, and churches in Brown County. 

February 9.  For eyes that might see more clearly and hearts that might open more deeply in our efforts to address personal and institutional racism and racial inequity in our community.

February 16.  To overcome ignorance, indifference, resentment, and bitterness with regard to race in both private and public life.

February 23.  For courage to work for and proclaim the establishment of a beloved community where all are welcomed and valued in our city, county, state and country.

Rachel’s Announcement of Transition

Good Afternoon Everyone,

It is with an excited but very heavy heart that I share this will you all. My last day with JOSHUA will be Tuesday, Feb 25th 2020. I have accepted a position with an organization that I have helped to establish in Green Bay, We All Rise: African American Resource Center.

It has been such a privilege and an honor to work with all of you. I am really thankful for a great group to learn with and from. These past 5 years we have built relationships, worked on important and critical issues in our community, and we have spoken truth to power. We have had some substantial wins and some very hard losses. I am so proud of the leaders and accomplishments of our organization.  I am so thankful for my time with JOSHUA and WISDOM and will always look back on the time with the organization as some of the most full filling and life changing work I have ever done.

Thank you so much for all you are and all you do in community. I have truly cherished our time together.

Best and Blessings,

-Rachel

January 2020 Prayers for Justice

January 2020 – Mindful of our brothers and sisters whose homeland is in crisis, leading them to immigrate or seek refuge in another land, we pray………

January 5.  For leaders of all nations to work continuously during this new year to bring about peace so no family or individual fears sleeping in their own homes or being taken from them.

January 12.  For our willingness to share, that we might provide what is needed by refugees caught in our world-wide crisis; that we work to provide shelter, sufficient food, clean water, and safe days and nights.

January 19.  For our recognition of the bountiful blessings we have, and that our hearts be softened toward strangers in our midst; and, for compassionate care givers who will walk with them to a secure and welcoming place.

January 26.  For an end to the separation of children from parents at the border or in our nation’s towns; and that all families who have been separated may be reunited.

For more about our prayer project, Prayers for Justice, click here.

Community Housing Summit

Join us on Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 6-8pm at Spring Lake Church 301 N Adams, Green Bay WI 54301.

Refreshments will be available starting at 5:30pm.

Join us for a facilitated conversation about homelessness and affordable housing in our community. You will be able to talk with and hear from others who care about homelessness and affordable housing, including community members, social service providers, landlords, law enforcement, and others.

This night will allow us to hear from all voices and build genuine agreement around how to address the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness & work towards long term, systems-based solutions.

Click here to view the facebook event page.

Over 300 Community Members Joined the Conversation

On, Thursday, November 21st 2019 over 300 community members turned out to our event “A Conversation about Green Bay Correctional”. Click here to learn more about the event and our vision. You can view the event by clicking here. We are so thankful for the conversation with legislators, presenters, and community members. Thank you so much to all of our leaders who put in countless hours to make this event happen. Please enjoy the photo gallery below.

To learn more about our Call to Action by clicking here.