Jul 15, 2020

On June 17, STRIVE students, mentors, and program staff gathered on Zoom to commemorate a year full of accomplishments. Attendees celebrated STRIVE’s 15 mentoring pairs and honored its two Class of 2020 graduates, Cameron Jackson and R’Quis Jones. STRIVE also saluted its first three alumni to graduate college! STRIVE Class of 2013 alumnus Paul Fry […]

Jul 01, 2020

On March 13, the United States declared COVID-19 a national emergency, effectively shutting down our after school programs. Affected programs included Bible Club, a fun, safe space for elementary kids to learn God’s word three times per week. Bible Club Co-Coordinators Rachel Gaffin and Jonathan Knabe sensed the importance of staying connected with their students […]

Jun 20, 2020

Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked our neighbors – program participants, alumni, and parents – two questions: What have you learned in quarantine, and how do you stay positive in quarantine? We have compiled their self-recorded answers into a video that’s by our neighbors, for our neighbors. We’re calling it “Abundant Wisdom.” Thank […]

Jun 13, 2020

Not even a global pandemic could stop Abundant Life’s 3rd Annual Art of Building Community benefit, but it did force the normally in-person event online. Nearly 100 viewers logged onto Facebook Live on June 9 to enjoy the hour-long program hosted by Andrea Copeland-Whitsett. Among the pre-recorded segments, Director of Community Engagement Anne Brown presented […]

Apr 12, 2020

We may be social distancing and stuck in our homes, but we can still celebrate our risen Lord! This week, Abundant Life’s staff came together over Zoom to record this special Easter reading, song, and message just for you! Enjoy!       

Feb 19, 2020

How do we pursue social justice in ways that are physically and emotionally sustainable? What is the relationship between activism and rest? What does emotionally healthy activism look like after August 12th? To explore these questions, Abundant Life and First United Methodist Church recently hosted InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Area Director Jonathan Walton for an interactive […]

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