A forum for curious people who hope to mEnd the distance between:
me & GOD.
me & ME.
me & Creation.
me & me.
Hosted by: Kurt Holmgren (EP Outreach Pastor) & David Zigler (Coastal Pastor) Guest Speaker: Greg Paul (Founder of Sanctuary Ministries Toronto) Logistics: Thursday, 2 October @ 6:31-8pm Local Treats + Q & A with Greg @ 8:03pm Location: Eastpoint 58 Cityline Drive Portland, ME
Our first conversation will revolve around:
The distance between the "poor" & "rich" and why we need each other.
The books & stories, posture & experinces of Greg Paul will serve as a backdrop to help frame our questions, talking points, and hopeful initiatives to mEndthe distance here in Greater Portland.
Greg Paul, author of "God in the Alley: Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World", "The Twenty Piece Shuffle: Why the Poor and the Rich Need Each Other", and "Close Enough To Hear God Breathe", is the founder of Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto & pastor of the Sanctuary community (www.sanctuarytoronto.ca). Sanctuary makes a priority of welcoming and caring for some of the most hurting and excluded people in Toronto, including addicts, prostitutes, homeless men, women & youth, gay, lesbian & transgendered people.
A former carpenter, Greg has been involved in inner-city ministry since the mid-70’s. His passionate commitment to the people on the street grew out of his fascination with the city and a strong interest in the issues of the street. Greg has participated in the building of a community in which people who are wealthy and people who are poor live, work and share their experiences and resources on a daily basis. Greg is the father of four children and married to Maggie. He is also the lead vocalist and keyboardist for Red Rain, the band that planted the seed for Sanctuary in the mid-1980s.
"God has called me both to know Jesus more intimately myself and to make him known to others in the heart of the city ... He has called me to find Him as a sanctuary for myself and to help create a peaceful, safe place for others in the midst of physical, emotional and spiritual danger..." - GP
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