Since the Formation Program launch at the end of January, our seven Formation teams have been hard at work discerning the needs of their communities and working to address injustice. Each team has developed an organizing sentence that names the constituency, purpose, theory of change and strategic goal of their campaign.
LDI is thrilled to support our participants on their journey of discipleship. Here are the most updated organizing sentences from each team:
Episcopal Divinity School: Holy 7 (EDS students) are organizing the Brattle Street Cafe community to achieve zero waste through a composting and educational awareness program that will become the practice at EDS.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church -- Mujeres Líderes: We the Mujeres Líderes are organizing the Dorchester Community to develop a LatinX community in Dorchester that brings about the Beloved Community through creating opportunities to build relationships with other LatinX people in Dorchester to recruit 15 new active members to our LatinX service by June 15.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church -- 20s and 30s group: We the 20/30s from St. Marys are organizing the St. Mary’s parish to develop a healthy relationship with the wider Dorchester community by running a listening campaign to hear the needs of the wider community and present those needs at a a block party where 100 people from the wider community attend and 10 people commit to joining us on the next phase of the project.
Milton Courageous Conversations: The Milton Courageous Conversations team are organizing the population of Milton to do their part to dismantle racism through a series of conversations bringing 300 people of Milton together to dialogue and form bonds.
St. Elizabeth's, Sudbury: We, the Creative Worship Team of St. Elizabeth's, Sudbury, are organizing our congregation to conduct a Listening Campaign that will use a survey, 1:1s, and small group meetings that will engage 200 people by June 2017 and make worship at St. Elizabeth's more welcoming, accessible, and formational for all.
Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington: We the Evangelism Team of Church of Our Redeemer are organizing our congregation to launch a new offering at Redeemer that will help us get 10 new people to commit to one weekly activity by June 2017.
Sanctuary UCC: We the HOMEBASE leadership team are organizing Sanctuary UCC and other residents of Medford to recruit and train care-giving agents that will attend to the needs of our neighbors, particularly the elderly and shut-ins of Medford.