Rising Hope’s Grant Promotes 'Breaking Bread Together'

Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church has received a $22,700 grant to further the church’s ministry promoting community understanding, addressing racism, xenophobia, and other issues confronting community understanding and goodwill.

The grant is one of 21 projects awarded by the United Methodist Church’s General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR).

Rising Hope Pastor Keary Kincannon stated, “Breaking Bread Together furthers Rising Hope’s commitment to erase racial prejudice, economic stereotyping, and xenophobic attitudes in the community. Our commitment is to build a multi-racial, multi-economic community to work on a common goal — building Christ's kingdom through feeding the hungry and serving those in need.”

Project partners include Woodlawn Faith United Methodist Church; Aldersgate United Methodist Church Youth; and supportive engagement with Ventures in Community (VIC).

Rising Hope and its partners will host several ethnic themed meals during the next two years, inviting community individuals to discuss the richness of the diversity in this community. “Through presentations and discussion, participants will explore their hopes and dreams for themselves, their families, and our community. We expect to find a lot of common ground upon which to build., Kincannon said.

Kincannon added, “Coming together to get to know each other will encourage the community to work together on common goals. Rising Hope’s current ministries will provide options for addressing the grant’s vision.”

GCORR awarded $463,025 to projects developed by local churches, district annual conferences, and seminaries in all five jurisdictions of The United Methodist Church in the United States.

For further information, contact: The Rev. Dr. Jim Noseworthy drjimnoseworthy@gmail.com 703-360-1976




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