The historic neighborhood of Titusville is located near downtown Birmingham and you can find most people spending time at Memorial Park and Recreation Center or on one another’s front porches. Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote from a jail cell located in Titusville, “”Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” The stories of our friends’ lives in Titusville have affected us, and we desire to share the burdens and joys of life together. And so, the rhythms of our lives have begun to look like the rhythms of their lives.

We go to the park each Sunday to play sports and games with the kids and other neighborhood guys. We then share a meal that is cooked at a neighbor’s home or we grill out together. We have become involved with baseball, football, and basketball at Memorial Park and spend time at practices and games. We are partnering with other mothers who desire for their kids to have something meaningful and fun to do in the summer and after school. In the summer of 2016 we are volunteering at Memorial Park to implement summer youth programs. Throughout the week, we spend time in one another’s homes, sitting on the front porch chatting with neighbors and kids and learning from each other. In all of this, we are convinced of and compelled by the fact that Jesus sees this place and desires to reclaim justice, hope, purpose, and unity for these families and this community.
— SG


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