Mission Statement: With God’s help, Common Purpose works towards building a Beloved Community at St. David’s. Specifically, we commit to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves; and to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. Through conversation, education, and advocacy, we strive for reconciliation as we live out our baptismal covenant.
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Common Purpose Event- Tuesday November 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them” (Mark 10:14). This is so counter to our current situation involving human trafficking. Did you know that there are 100,000 children now involved in the sex industry, that the average age when girls are first used is 14, and that it is estimated that the average weekly earnings of a pimp in Atlanta is $32,800. What can we Christians do about it?
Sarah Richardson, the Development Director of Wellspring Living (www.wellspringliving.org) will provide an overview of the issue of DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) and of Wellspring Living and their programs. Then she will talk about ways people can get involved.
As usual, we will start at 6:00 with a potluck shared meal to help us get to know each other and to establish an environment of respect and Christian love. The presentation will follow from 6:45 – 7:30, and then small group discussion from 7:30 – 8:00. Please direct any questions about the event including the need for childcare to CommonPurpose@StDavidChurch.org. Everyone is encouraged to join us as we seek to live out our baptismal covenants together.