SoCe Life Blog
A journey to abundance, one day at a time.
Legacy Ministries annual Holiday Bazaar- handmade gifts by PotteryWorks and GardenWorks youth
These last few weeks have been a busy time of completing our 2016 garden box orders. It has not been the best weather - such high humidity that the paint runs when we try to stencil our logo on new boxes! However, we have been persevering and by tomorrow we hope to have a total of...Read More
Tonight we fellowshipped with a group of 8th and 9th graders from the Kansas City area. They were led by fantastic leaders, Allison and Patricia. Once again I enjoyed a great meal. Tammy made tater tot casserole of which I had 2 helpings...Read More
One aspect of SoCe Life is that we have the opportunity to meet and network with great organizations and people. This week, Ashley, Catherine, and I met with Jacqueline from Kansas Appleseed. (Side note: we met at Common Grounds for coffee--which is awesome!) We met to share about the work our two nonprofits are doing.
Kansas Appleseed is focused on addressing social injustices within communities by partnering with residents and local organizations and pro bono attorneys. As Kansas Appleseed learns about issues, they then take action to confront and change legislation that may be creating the injustice. Currently they are working to address child hunger as well as juvenile justice. While these two issues are their current focus they could address any issue of social justice.
You can learn more about their work here: http://www.kansasappleseed.org/
It was also great to meet with Jacqueline because she lived in SoCe for a time when she was a child. She shared with us that there was a house that was renovated to serve as the South Area Center when she lived here. They provided afterschool and summer programs such as guitar lessons. Unfortunately, the South Area Center is gone, but it is a reminder that folks have been doing good things in SoCe since before we got here!