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      January 19, 2019

      Saturday   5:00 PM

      2021 14th St NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20009

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      Church Forsaken Book Tour-DC

      "There are no God-forsaken places, just church-forsaken places." —Jon Fuller, OMF International Jonathan Brooks was raised in the Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. As soon as he was able, he left the community and moved as far away as he could. But through a remarkable turn of events, he reluctantly returned and found himself not only back in Englewood but also serving as a pastor ("Pastah J") and community leader. Join Pastah J, local artists, and justice leaders in the DC area for an open mic styled evening of good music, good food and good discussion as he challenges dominant narratives of the "good life" and helps you discover new hope for your community. Books and other merchandise will be availalbe at the event but the book can also be purchased online at In Church Forsaken, Brooks challenges local churches to rediscover that loving our neighbors means loving our neighborhoods. Unpacking the themes of Jeremiah 29, he shows how Christians can be fully present in local communities, building homes and planting gardens for the common good. His holistic vision and practical work offers good news for forgotten people and places. And community stakeholders and civic leaders will rediscover that churches are viable partners in community transformation in ways that they may never have considered.

      Categories: Literary & Books

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