Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What difference do I want to make?

Ever ask, what difference do I want to make? What outcome do I want to see from my efforts and the use of my resources? What is God doing in my community, and how can my congregation and I join God in it? Kudos to Linda MacDonald, pastor of North PC, Kalamazoo, for her work with ISAAC, (Interfaith Strategies for Advocacy & Action in the Community). At its annual banquet, ISAAC honored Linda with its Tenth Anniversary Award for serving as co-convener and founding president from 2001-2005 and for her ongoing passion for justice for the least of these. Kudos to the North (Kalamazoo) and Westminster (Portage) Presbyterian Churches which are founding covenant congregations. Having listened to their Kalamazoo neighbors, ISAAC wants to end street violence in Kalamazoo. With this outcome in mind, they identified David Kennedy as a leader in addressing urban violence, and invited him to Kalamazoo for consultation and as key note speaker for their banquet. Read a news report about his visit and speech at Seeking God's leading, Sharing God's love, Shining God's light transforms lives and communities. Let's make a difference!