Members and Friends of Christians Supporting Community Organizing,
look forward to seeing you again at the Annual Meeting of Christians Supporting
Community Organizing. This year’s meeting will be October 16-17, 2011.
We will be meeting at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center (www.benedictinn.org)
1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN (just south of Indianapolis). We
will begin at 4:00 on Sunday, October 16 and conclude with dinner at 6:00 on
Monday, October 17.
speaker this year for our public lecture on Sunday, 7:00 p.m., is Dennis Nordmoe,
Ph.D., Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives in Detroit. Dennis
will be addressing the relationship of community organizing and community
development when the goal is changes at the community level. We are
looking for a respondent who also is aware of the potential strengths and
dangers within the relationship.
Monday morning, we will continue the discussion of the lecture. Also on
Monday we will share on our own involvements, discuss how to expand our outreach
and organizational connections, and plan the next steps for our successful
program of reaching Evangelical, Holiness, and Pentecostal (EPH) college
students via incentive awards for their involvement in community organizing (see
the attached milestones).
are meeting in the Indiana area so that some of us can provide a CSCO presence
with an exhibit at the annual meeting of the Christian Community Development
Association, which meets in Indianapolis preceding our meeting. We will
also identify at our meeting other appropriate EPH organizations at which to
have a presence and welcome your suggestions of such groups. We also
welcome suggestions for our still expanding website (www.cscoweb.org).
Annual Meeting is a refreshing opportunity to share fellowship, encourage one
another, engage in worship, and to spend time evaluating, strategizing, and
discussing new aspects of community organizing and the recruitment of EPH
leaders and churches into faith based community organizing.
is a CSCO registration form which should be in Dick Righter’s hands by
September 30. As noted on it, scholarship help is available. Also
enclosed is a summary of some of our milestones for this past year.
Directions will come to registrants.
also is time for membership and contributions. You may use the
registration form for this purpose even if you are unable to attend. Your
contribution will help us expand our work. Please set apart a few days
this October to support each other in our important and unique mission.
2010-2011 Leadership Team: Susanne Johnson, Stephen Mott, Dennis Nordmoe, Dick
Righter, Wally Tilleman
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