Outreach Update 3-22-18

Forest Lake UMC is helping Phoenix House of Tuscaloosa build a Three-Quarter House. A three-quarter house is a transitional housing unit that provides a lower level of supervision than a traditional halfway house. Phoenix House is a multi-state organization which provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning 50 years. If you would like to work on construction of the house, go to signupgenius.com or talk with Marvin McKinley.

Some of our volunteers recently helped build a wheelchair ramp for one of our home-bound members. Thank you to all who helped. Many thanks also to those who helped prepare gift bags for the homeless.

We are invited to attend an informational meeting about a new initiative in our community called Reconciliation: A Structured Approach to Mutual Respect. The meeting will be Monday, March 26 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Hunter Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church located at 1105 22nd Avenue in Tuscaloosa.

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. – Third Monday Luncheon
  • Sunday, April 22 is East Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl Sandwich Day. Please see Carolyn Lindsey or call the church office to volunteer. We will make over 100 sandwiches after the 11:11 worship service to give to people who are in need of food in the Hargrove UMC area.
  • Thursday, May 17th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. is our first official Working United board meeting. We are asking for your help by praying for and inviting people to join our board. Working United is building connections with corporate partners, community agencies, and governments to create a process for the working poor to have stable housing and employment. Working United will help provide stable housing, stable employment, and stable transportation for the working poor. Our church is a key leader in this new mission and we want your wisdom and ideas.