Thursday, March 3, 2011

LIFE & LIVELIHOOD: Creating a Safe Space for Hope and Healing

In response to the economic challenges of what some are calling the "new normal," All Saints Church is launching a new ministry called "Life & Livelihood."
We all know deep down that doing good work is not the same as holding down a good job. Yet our culture still defines our human worth in terms of what we do for money. Now that the good jobs are growing so much scarcer, our faith communities must step up to help people recover their self respect in an environment that constantly degrades it. — Peter Laarman

Buried deep beneath the stories about executive bonuses, the stock market surge and the economy’s agonizingly slow road to recovery is the all-but-silent suffering of the many millions of Americans who, economically, are going down for the count. — Bob Herbert
The new "Life and Livelihood" ministry offers a safe space where people experiencing unemployment or underemployment can speak freely and find support on their journey. 

The first group will meet for six weeks beginning Tuesday, March 15, at 7:15 a.m. in the Seminar Room of Regas House and will be facilitated by Peter Laarman. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, Peter spent 15 years as a labor movement strategist and communications specialist prior to training for the ministry.

Click here to read Peter's February "Saints Alive" article on Life & Livelihood.

To register or for more information
call 626.583.2744 or email

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