Hi friends, Pastor Jeremy here. Recently several people have reached out to me and asked, “What can we do to help the hurting and vulnerable people around us right now?” In response, we are encouraging you to participate in one or more of these offerings. We expect to do more in the future, but we are putting a spotlight on these four because of the level of need, our region of the country, and because we have relationships with people at each of these ministries. Here are four ways you can help others now.
Navajo Nation. COVID-19 has ravaged the Navajo Nation, just a few hours north of Phoenix. In partnership with our friends at Axiom Church (http://axiomchurchaz.com/) and Navajo Nation Christian Response Team (https://www.nncrteam.org/) we are collecting supplies to go to the Navajo Nation. For a list of supplies, and instructions for how to drop them off at Circle, email Juliana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown PHX. All of us are aware of the protests, riots, and social unrest across our country. Due in part to their physical location, our friends at Roosevelt Community Church (https://www.rooseveltchurch.org/) are making a big impact in downtown Phoenix right now. Roosevelt is a gospel-centered, justice-loving, multicultural church that is about the size of Circle of Peace. They are working tirelessly with members of the community and law enforcement to keep Phoenix protests prayerful, peaceful, educated, and focused. We are collecting offerings that will go to whatever financial needs Roosevelt has in this season. For more on how to give, email Juliana at email@example.com.
Borderland. While it does not dominate the headlines at the moment, the Mexican/American border continues to have great humanitarian need. In partnership with our friends at Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren (https://www.pbcob.org/) and Phoenix-based grassroots group Refugee Aid, we are collecting supplies to go to children and families in need. For a list of supplies, and instructions for how to drop them off at Circle, email Juliana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunnyslope. Circle has an ongoing relationship with House of Refuge Sunnyslope (https://refugesunnyslope.com/), which provides transitional housing and life changing resources for men, women, and single moms with their children. Their main focus is to provide a safe and sober transitional living environment while individuals are restored through God’s presence in their life, full-time work and fellowship with others. In addition to ongoing service projects, we are collecting supplies that support this ministry. For a list of supplies, and how to drop them off at Circle, email Juliana at email@example.com.