Hampton Roads

May 2020

Live. Work. Grow… Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice (Hampton Roads)

Presenters: Lindsey McLucas, Nathalie Munn,
May 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Join us on the Front Porch Conversation as we have a conversation with two recent college graduates who decided to enter the VB Fellows program after graduation in 2019. The "VB Fellows program is a faith-based leadership development program in Virginia Beach (Va) for recent college graduates." This program was co-founded by Jay McCabe, former Campus Pastor at University of Virginia and a Made To Flourish member who contributes to the Hampton Roads City Network.

One of our VB Fellows' guest will be Lindsey McLucas, who is from Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a Technical Writing degree. She is passionate about seeing the church embody the love of Christ for the oppressed and marginalized in our midst, especially individuals and communities that have been historically under-resourced.

The other VB Fellows guest is Nathalie Munn, who is from New York and graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Her passions revolve around environmental sustainability, creation care and evangelism.

Join us as we discuss how they perceive racial, economic and environmental justice in Hampton Roads as seen through their lens during their interactions in the communities with VB Fellows. We will also discuss their interactions within the local churches and projects they worked on to connect local pastors, churches and communities.

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Prepare Wisely: End of Life Strategies workshop (Hampton Roads)

May 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Zoom (online), United States

Having a plan in place can make things easier for your family after you’re gone. Join us May 6th at 2:00 PM to learn how to use the necessary documents to make your wishes known about your health, end-of-life decisions, and asset distribution.

Invite your children and beneficiaries to join us, THRIVENT and Made To Flourish Hampton Roads, while we explore this important topic.

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Pandemic Response: Economic Impact on the Black Church and Community (Hampton Roads & Richmond)

Presenters: Luke Bobo, Leo Whitaker
May 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join Justin House (Made To Flourish Richmond) and Charles Cheek (Made To Flourish Hampton Roads) as they host another dynamic hour of conversation on the economic impact of the pandemic on the Black Church and the Black Community. Our guests will be Luke Bobo, Made To Flourish Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Leo Whitaker, Executive Minister of the Baptist Church Convention of Virginia.

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Money Matters: Middle School Workshop (Hampton Roads)

May 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States
Piggybank with money

A free webinar designed specifically for middle school students. Through real-world scenarios, fun digital games and face-to-face activities, this webinar can help you:
• Make intentional choices about sharing, saving and spending money
• Increase your understanding of stewardship.
• Talk about money and values in your family.

Join us, THRIVENT and Made To Flourish Hampton Roads, for a webinar that is designed for parents and their middle school children.

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Mental Health and Wellness: Workplace, Church, School, and Home (Hampton Roads)

Presenters: Dr. Charlene Bell-Rainey, Tonya Johnson-Gordon, LCSW, Nadia Bender, MSW
May 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us as we have a discussion about Mental Health and Wellness. Stress, fear and domestic violence has increased in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders have also heightened the intensity of mental health issues. All are areas where parents, families, pastors, congregations and communities are being affected in ways unknown to our present generations.

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Careers in the Marketplace (Hampton Roads)

May 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States
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Join us as we introduce some employers who are hiring and others who can direct you to employers in their industry. Join THRIVENT (a Fortune 500 non profit), Virginia Ship Repair Association (representing over 250 member companies related to the shipbuilding industry, including shipyards and contractors), and the Hampton Police Department (law enforcement).

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Waiting for Pentecost (Washington DC, Richmond, & Hampton Roads)

Presenters: Svetlana Papazov, Justin House, Jim Baucom, Irwyn Ince, Lesley Francisco McClendon, Scott Crowder, Charles Cheek
May 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States
Inside of the church

Join the Made To Flourish City Network Leaders and Pastors from Washington, DC, Richmond and Hampton Roads, Virginia. They will have a panel discussion on Waiting For Pentecost... A Cumulative Risk Assessment.

We will discuss an assessment of where we were, where we are, and where we go from here as we enter the next phase of the pandemic and beyond in our churches. As the apostles gathered waiting for what was next, how did they break it down?

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This Time Tomorrow: Celebrating The Work of Our Hands and Heart (Hampton Roads)

May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020

“This Time Tomorrow” celebration is a time for all Pastors and Churches to come together to honor and recognize the work of their congregation members on unified days of worship.  This is also a time for corporations and businesses to celebrate their workers in the workplace.

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June 2020

I Am A Female Pastor With A Black Son In America (Hampton Roads)

June 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join Charles Cheek and his special co-host for this conversation, Gail Roberts - House, for another show on Front Porch Conversation. This show will feature a panel of female pastors who are raising black sons in America. We will discuss their anxieties, fears and thoughts as they have this awesome responsibility of raising a black male son in America.

"Even before her son was born, she was preoccupied with one thing – how she would prepare him for survival"(Jesmyn Ward).

Our panel will include Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House (Pastor of Open Door Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church), Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander (Rector at  St. John's Episcopal Church), Rev. Larisa Harris (Pastor at St. Johns ECC Church), Rev. Dr. Lesley Francisco McClendon (Pastor at Calvary Community Church) and others.

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Pastors Dialogue on Racism, Poverty and Violence “401 Years” (Hampton Roads)

June 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States
hands up at protest

Grab your lunch and participate in this discussion of "401 Years - Being Black, Poor or a Person of Color Should Not Be A Death Sentence in America." Where are we, and what do we need to do? How complicit is the church and government in addressing racism, poverty and violence in our communities. Join our panelists, Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan, Pastor Kevin Tremper of Norfolk (Crossroads Church and HR City Collective), and others in an enriching discussion.

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