Photographer and advocate Abdi Roble will return to Overbrook in the Spring for a community event to spread awareness about the plight of Somali refugees during the drought in their region, and invite more participation from our community in responding to this disaster. We encourage you to come and invite your neighbors to experience his compelling photos and stories, and get an idea of what we can do to make an impact on our brothers and sisters in this part of the world. In addition to the Clintonville/Beechwold area, we are also inviting others from the Somali community, the American Refugee Committee, and city officials to participate in the dialog of this event.
This is our first effort in the new initiative that the Session and Deacons have laid out for our church to hold more community oriented events. These events and your participation in them are a renewed way to live into our Vision Statement that calls us to:
“become a center of support for all our members and neighbors… by developing a relationship with our community as a center of information and education about such matters as Christianity and religion, tolerance, justice, families, relationships, health, aging, and other timely issues.”
If you are interested in helping with this new initiative, from anything like baking cookies for refreshments, to planning advertising or the programming, please contact the President of the Deacons, Steve Ryan, or the church office.