For those who couldn’t make it to our FCEMF meeting yesterday here’s the latest update on our Stronger Together Fox Valley community conversations. This is the pilot initiative that we were invited to participate in a few months back.
So far a handful of us have checked it out. At the meetings we’re talking with leaders from the city governments, education, social services, law enforcement, mainline denominations and the business community along with the group facilitators. The June 23 meeting is the start of stage two of the initiative, where we figure out what we will work on together. So far Becky, Paul and I have sensed a real desire among the group to have evangelical leaders at the table to help set the agenda. We’ve had some good conversations already!
Before the June 23 meeting, one of the directors, Tom Mosgaller, would like to have a special meeting with those of us in evangelical community who want to know more. He wants to know who would be interested so he can try to find a day/time that would work for the majority of us. A group of us indicated interest at our FCEMF meeting yesterday. If you would like to be included, please let Becky know by replying to this email.
Praying for opportunities to share Christ in the public square,
"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever." Jude 24-25
From: Jim Case [mailto:strongertogetherfv]
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 4:43 PM
Subject: Invitation to next Stronger Together Community Conversation
Greetings Community Conversation Participants!
Those of us who gathered on May 7th heard some powerful stories that came out of the one-on-one conversations with Fox Valley neighbors we enjoyed over the preceding weeks! Our horizons and perspectives were broadened as we shared and listened together.
A series of provocative themes emerged as these stories were heard and discussed. At our next group gathering on June 23 from 6:30-8, we will determine together which themes to explore further for possible united action. Please see the attached invitation for details.
Please pass along this invitation to anyone you feel would like to be a part of this process- they are welcome! Also, continue to be aware of others within and outside your natural realm of influence with whom you could enjoy further one-on-one conversations- to broaden our base of engagement and increase our growing understanding of our community as a whole.
We so value your participation, and encourage you to be part of this process of discerning together what areas of joint action to tackle!
Thank you, once again, for joining us in this effort. Without you and your input, we all will be lessened.
Stronger Together Fox Valley Team & Statewide Associational Leaders Group