Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Are you tired of some of the things that are going on in your community? Rethinking Justice Workshop this Saturday

Are you tired of some of the things that are going on in your community?

Are you sick of ignoring God’s call to do justice?

Well, here’s your chance to put your faith into action. Join other congregations and learn about the biblical requirement to do justice. Learn about how and why it’s important for us to stand up for our communities and to bring them closer to what God designed them to be.

Faith and Action for Strength Together
Rethinking Justice Workshop
Saturday, September 8, 2007
From 8:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church
900 16th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

For more details, please contact your Pastor, or call Tequena Hatch at (727) 823-9197. Learn more about F.A.S.T. at their web site.

Faith and Action for Strength Together: Mission

The mission of F.A.S.T. is to bring together diverse congregations in order to address the root causes of poverty and injustice in Pinellas County, FL. F.A.S.T. was founded in 2004 when 700 people came together at a covenant assembly. Currently F.A.S.T. has 30 member congregations, representing 50,000 people, that are located throughout Pinellas County and are diverse in their socio-economic, racial, denominational and geographic backgrounds. Congregations in F.A.S.T. work together to build relationships, listen to common concerns, research community problems, and then to take action to see that systems in the community are held accountable to principles of justice and fairness.

Goals: To serve as agents of change, calling for a renewed community by holding public systems accountable to improve the quality of life for all in Pinellas County. To foster and promote community wide interest and concern for the problems of individuals and families, particularly low- to moderate-income, so that such issues as poverty, crime, sickness, housing, education, and environmental degradation may be lessened, and education and economic opportunities may be expanded.

Update 10/20/07:

Hope to see you at the F.A.S.T. Assembly

Monday October 22, 7:00 P.M. at Holy Cross Church.

7851 54TH Avenue North

This is the first of the three big public actions for year four of F.A.S.T. All participating covenanted members will vote on the priority issue for the coming year. At the caucus meeting on October 6th Drugs and Crime surfaced as the most dominant category. Some congregations will be newly covenanted on this night also.

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