Hampton Roads

January 2020

Marketplace Talks (1 of 9 – Hampton Roads)

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Sentara CarePlex Hospital Complex – Conference Rooms, 3000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States

“MARKETPLACE TALKS”…In order to build a sustainable transactional marketplace there must exist a community. Thus, we need to have participants feel comfortable that there is a commonality of values and identity regardless of their occupations, business or daily work (whether compensated or not compensated). This will insure that everyone will have something to offer in the marketplace.

We invite you to join us for a series of nine Marketplace Talks. Marketplace Talks is a conversation series that takes place over a meal. It allows people to discuss current events that are impacting our local, national and international communities. Topics in the series include issues related to privilege, violence and mental health in our society. Participants will discuss these topics and learn how they can connect to available resources. The goal of the conversations is to promote the flourishing and sustainability of our churches and communities.

This Marketplace Talk will be held on Monday, January 28, 2020 in the Conference Room of Sentara Careplex Hospital, located at 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton Virginia. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. We will begin the series with “Mental Health: What’s Behind the Rise of Youth Suicides.” The conversation will include individuals who have been impacted, advocates and experts who will share their experiences and expertise.

The program series was created in partnership with the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network, City of Hampton Unity Commission and the City of Hampton Youth & Young Adult Opportunities.

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February 2020

Are Women Respected In The Workplace (Hampton Roads Part 1 of 2 – Women In The Workplace: The Church)

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
St Georges Episcopal Church, 15446 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23608 United States

Whenever we talk about women and work, people get a little nervous. Given the choice, many women would choose both family and career, not because they think they can “have it all,” but because they are created in God’s image. Part of reflecting God means working for the good of the world — and the world includes children, homes, workplaces, churches, neighborhoods, and any place you find yourself. The questions about women and work owe more to the constraints of the economic and workplace situations in our society.
We live and work within a broken system and marketplace that is built on ideas that do not often prove fruitful for working women. Because of this, many women choose one vocation over the other. The home/marketplace divide is one aspect that contributes to the “mommy wars,” and because we are so entrenched in this cultural divide we fight against the wrong things. The angst we feel is not because one woman is doing better work than another woman, but because the system is not designed to serve us.” (From home to the office: How work has changed for women by Courtney Reissig)
Join us over lunch as we start a two part series on “Women In The Workplace”. There will be a panel of female pastors and clergy discussing their role in the Church and the work of women in the Church. We will also look at how we can support and value their work and contributions as we hold discussions around the table.

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March 2020

Faith and Work Luncheon (Hampton Roads)

March 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
AGI Headquarters, 2655 International Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23452 United States

Bryan Fowler (Chaplain at AGI headquarters in Virginia Beach) has a heart towards integrating Christian faith into the workplace, and as such, some monumental changes have taken place in AGI's workplace with employees that number 800+ in Virginia Beach.  Chaplain Fowler has some other ideas worth hearing about that could possibly be supported from the extended faith community in the Hampton Roads area.

 A small group of pastors and business leaders from Hampton Roads will meet for a luncheon at AGI to hear more about how faith and work in the marketplace is contributing to the flourishing of our churches and communities. AGI will host on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:30am.  It will take place at their corporate office located at 2655 International Parkway, Virginia Beach.

Seats are limited for this event.  If you would like to attend, please send an email to Charles Cheek at charlesc@madetoflourish.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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