The Church of the Messiah in Chester held a Hopes and Dreams PopUp in downtown Chester in early January. The event, which was designed using tools from a Princeton Theological Seminary program called The Collaboratory, shares community resources and allows participants to share their hopes and dreams for the community, the region, creation/environment, and other areas.
Messiah extended the project and made it available to participants from eight neighboring churches in the Long Valley region at Messiah's Martin Luther King Day of Community event held on January 15. At that event, participants collected and assembled takeaway meals for Faith Kitchen in Dover and hygiene kits for the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.
Information from the Hopes and Dreams Project will be shared with local leaders and local clergy.
Anyone interested in offering this project at a local community fair or sponsoring a similar Hopes and Dreams PopUp Event can contact Messiah's Outreach Team by emailing the Parish Administrator at email@example.com.