Today, we had our first gathering of Christ-followers in the Northside, and we look forward to meeting again! It was a blessed afternoon in the presence of the Lord. Thanks to All Souls Presbyterian for hosting us. And..thanks to everyone who attended and helped out! For more info on our gathering, read Gathering of Northside Saints.
There was a diverse group of 30 people present…from 16 different churches, with no more than 2-3 families/individuals from any one church. People responded to email invitations, phone calls, invitations mailed to the local churches, from the blog post and from Facebook. Most live in the community, although several attend church or serve the community through ministries.
Many of us didn’t know each other. After a short welcome and opening prayer, we spent some time getting to know one another through a normal icebreaker.
- Find 3 people who you haven’t met before and get their name, neighborhood and why they came.
- Find 3 people to finish these 2 sentences…”Our God can….” and “Our community can….”
- Find 3 people to learn 2 things you have in common. Needless to say….it got kinda noisy and energetic….but it was FUN!!!
Then, we broke up into small groups of 6 people and discussed the following questions.
- What has God been doing in Northside? How have you seen God at work in Northside?
- How has the Lord been at work on your street?
- What has God been saying to you? What has scriptures been speaking to you?
- What should we be praying/interceding for?
Lastly, we spent time in prayer for the local church, the community, new ministries, etc. A lot of good stuff came out of our time together; and we hope to do this more often – on a monthly basis. Please join us in praying for the Northside of Richmond!
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. On Earth as it is in Heaven.
To God be the Glory!
(The rest of the summary and future gathering dates will be forthcoming. If you are interested in being a part of future gatherings, be sure to let me know.)
It’s not too late to attend….RSVP not required!
There’s no doubt that God is moving in Northside of Richmond, VA, and it’s so exciting to hear and see what He is doing! You are invited to a Gathering of Northside Saints to….1 – Fellowship – get to know one another 2 – Learn – to hear what the Lord is doing in our community 3 – Share – to encourage one another 4 – Pray – to lift up the needs of our community and to glorify and worship the Lord.
We hope to see you….
Sunday, September 26th at 3pmAll Souls Presbyterian Church 19 Overbrook Road Richmond, VA 23222 (enter on the Miller Avenue side entrance)
We would appreciate an RSVP to missmartishouse[at]me[dot]com by 9/25, so we can be prepared with a headcount. Please be sure to include the following information…
- Names attending
- Contact information like – email addresses/phone numbers
- Willingness to volunteer
In the meantime, be praying for our community and our gathering. In addition, be sure to invite other Northside Saints to attend!
May the peace of our Lord Jesus be with you!
Blessings, MartiMarti Williams www.missmartishouse.com loving God and others in Southern Barton Heights; Richmond, VA
It’s a good day in the Northside of Richmond, VA. And it’s not too late to attend! The North Avenue Community Day is off to a great start on this HOT HOT HOT fall day. Louis, Wesley, and I went out to “flyer” the community this morning and met some friends along the way – 2 who decided to lend us a helping hand! Thanks to Ziyah and Amani!!!
We started off with prayer, welcome speeches, praise dancing, face painting, free snow cones (they totally rocked this blazin’ day!), free clothes, safety programs offered by the police, moon bounce for the kids, cool antique cars, etc.
If you are looking to be blessed by unity in the community, come on out! Today….12-8p. Thanks to ALL who helped make it a success, especially Ms. Dot from the Goal Post Restaurant and Diva Valerie! :)
SOUTHERN BARTON HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AND FRIENDS:
Don’t forget, we need your help to set up in the morning and clean up in the evening. We will meet at the Goal Post at 10am to set up, and then be back at 7pm for clean-up.
As Ralph says… “There will be dancing in the streets!”
Hope you can join us!