Hampton Roads

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
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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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Victory Church Sermon Series: A Church For Monday (Richmond & Hampton Roads)

Presenter: Svetlana Papazov
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Victory Church, 410 E Yorktown Road
Yorktown, VA 23692 United States
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CHURCH IS NOT ABOUT SUNDAY; IT'S ABOUT MONDAY

Did you know that your work matters to God? In Hebrew, the same word for “work” is also the same word for “worship.” When you work it is worship unto God.

In the book of Genesis we see that God is the first worker. He’s an entrepreneur! He takes nothing and makes something in the six days of creation, and then he rests on the seventh day.

Work matters to God because you are co-creating with him. The Scripture says this:

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us— yes,
establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)

When you and I work, work does not end when we stop worshiping. On Sunday we come to worship but we continue to worship in our work on Monday morning. 

Through this sermon series we will learn from Dr. Svetlana Papazov’s book A Church for Monday, and she will be with us on February 16th.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM to learn more about how and why our work matters to God.

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Marketplace Talks: Mental Health – Opioids vs Crack (4 of 9 – Hampton Roads)

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Buckroe Baptist Church, 1819 N. Mallory Street
Hampton, 23664 United States

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.

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Pastor’s and Clergy Informational Breakfast (Hampton Roads)

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February 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST
Greater Discipleship Center, 1307 LaSalle Avenue
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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As we work towards flourishing churches and communities in our cities, it is imperative that we have accurate data to support the resources needed to improve the economic climate. We say we honor the work of the hands and hearts of our congregation members, but what would that look like if it extended into our neighborhoods past the Sunday gathered and to the scattered church on Mondays?

The U.S. Census Bureau has made an intentional effort in approaching the faith community to assist in the endeavor of "counting everyone." "You can make a difference in the places we live, work, and worship. We ask you to join us in ensuring we count everyone living in the United States once, only once, and in the right place, including helping us reach hard-to-count members of the community."

Pastors..."The U.S. Census Bureau partners with the faith community to get the word out about the importance of the count. Faith leaders are trusted voices in their communities. You know how to reach your congregation and members; hard-to-count families, individuals..."

Join us Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00am, at Greater Discipleship Center located at 1307 LaSalle Avenue, Hampton, Virginia, as we collectively make plans to involve our churches in this important effort to continue on the path of "flourishing churches and communities."

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March 2020

Marketplace Talks: Violence – Domestic Violence (5 of 9 – Hampton Roads)

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
North Hampton Community Center, Building A, 1435 Todds Lane
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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“MARKETPLACE TALKS”…In order to build a sustainable and transactional marketplace there must exist a community. We want our participants to 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.

The next Marketplace Talk, number 5 of 9, will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at North Hampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, Bldg A, Hampton Virginia 23666. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm.

This Marketplace Talk Session will focus on “Violence: Domestic Violence.” While this conversation may create some temporary discomfort, the hope is that it will lead to long term understanding.

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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April 2020

Financial Conversations for Women (Hampton Roads)

Presenter: Christin Thorpe
April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States

Are women’s financial issues unique? Times have changed—which is all the more reason to understand how to better manage your money. We’ll help you figure out if your spending aligns with your values and how to track your saving goals. We'll also discuss your employer-sponsored financial benefits and your support network. Please join Christin Thorpe of THRIVENT in this discussion-based workshop to learn about your options when it comes to protecting your fiscal future.

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Relationship Building During Times of Crisis – The Scattered Church (Richmond and Hampton Roads)

Presenters: Pastor Natalie Chamberlain, Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House, Pastor Justin House
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Join us, Hampton Roads and Richmond Made To Flourish City Networks, as we have a discussion with Pastor Justin House (Richmond,Va.), Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House (Hampton, Va) and Pastor Natalie Chamberlain (Newport News, Va) as we talk about "Relationship Building During Times of Crisis". How do we "manage" the Scattered Church. What does community look like when we have turned the lights off, locked the doors and their is no more socialization within the context of the institutional Church.

Will "social distancing" erode the institutional gathered church and perpetuate a smaller relational scattered church since people are now communicating and caring for one another without direct pastoral oversight. Will these informal networks and groups become formalized based on needs and desires that were previously unknown?

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From Me To We (Hampton Roads)

Presenter: Christin Thorpe, THRIVENT - Mid Atlantic Region
April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States
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Create your financial future together when you discover how to establish a solid financial foundation and partnership for your marriage. Learn how to identify your values and attitudes about money, set your goals – individually and as a couple – and gain tools to help you achieve your dreams.

Made To Flourish Hampton Roads is partnering with THRIVENT to sponsor a series of webinars in April and May for the flourishing of our churches and communities.

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May 2020

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

Presenters: Lindsey McLucas, Nathalie Munn,
May 1 @ 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 @ 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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