restoring more than a building
are currently living unsustainable lives. If we are not careful how we
use and dispose of both spiritual and natural, resources, this community
will not exist for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
and will, and history proves that they will have a poorer, more polluted
community to live in.
sustainable community is one where development is not unlimited growth;
rather it is the enhancement of what already exists in the community.
A sustainable community is not stagnant; sustainability does not mean
things never change. On the contrary, it means always looking for ways
to improve a community by strengthening the links between its economy,
environment and society. A sustainable community is also not a utopia.
It is not a community where nothing ever goes wrong. Sustainability does
not mean that businesses never fail, that people never go hungry, or that
pollution never happens. Sustainable means that when problems arise, we,
the residents, look for solutions that take into account all three parts
of the community instead of applying a quick fix in one area that causes
problems in another.
primary planned goal of St. John's Chapel and the African American Family
Center for Biblical Dialogue (AAFCBD @ St. John's Chapel) is a sustainable
Enterprise Renewal Community/Enterprise Community (ERC/EC), specially
the Eastside Community, will be to meet its basic spiritual and human
resource needs in ways that can be defined, and continued in the future.
To do this, we need to figure out what the real problems are and stop
reacting to the symptoms of these problems. Then, we must identify what
our basic needs are and how to meet those needs within the problem most
effectively. Lastly, we've made a determination that whatever we discover
is the need, we would begin with the very young, while keeping the other
age groups involved.
the Word of God, Sacraments & Prayer
to bring uncomplicated
worship to the citizens of the Eastside Community
vision of St. John's Chapel
vision is to create spiritual, social and economic opportunity and advancement
for 'fragile' families residing in the 7.3 square-mile Enterprise Renewal
Community (ERC), specifically those residing in the 1.4 square-mile Eastside
mission of St. John's Chapel
mission is to provide EC/ERC families with the spiritual, emotional and
social tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation
The Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr., Vicar
9 a.m.: Koinonia (2nd Floor - Multipurpose Room)
10:30 a.m.: Gospel Rite II in the historical Church Building
7 p.m.: Public Healing and Prayer Services, Intimate Prayer Chapel, 1st
Floor AAFCBD Building
Various Bible Studies
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