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Pastor Rev. Jerrell Riggins
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"The day will come when History will speak... and Africa will write its own history... it will be a History of Glory and Dignity."
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"What was the point in being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me and seemed like they'd been trying to do that a bit at a time ever since I could remember ."
Fannie Lou Hamer
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80 LEGION PARKWAY BROCKTON, MASS.
Today more than ever, many people are hungry for spirituality and community. But the most powerful and meaningful spirituality shows itself through action. Christian discipleship flows from relationships not tasks or meetings. Relational meetings – connecting people in and around their interests – modeled by our Local Organizing Ministry (L.O.M.) today, is the impetus behind Pastor Walker’s quest for us to reach Calvary Hill, Capitol Hill, and Wall Street. Our Nehemiah Programs for Academic Advancement, Choirs, Ushers, Molding Beautiful Caring Women’s Ministry, Food Pantry, Summer Lunch Program, Senior Citizens Social Group, and Men’s Fellowship, like our 22 July 1897 founders —Katherine Brummel, Theophilus Brummel, John Parker, Susan Parker, Emma Gales, Marie Gales, Jennie Mallery, Betsey Burrell, Bella Gales, Sallie Royster, Lucy Kersey, Cornelia Kersey, C.S. Wyatt, Charles F. Harris, Hillary Gale, James Mallery, John Rawlins, W.S. Kersey, James Finnis are built around relational meetings. The relational meeting is a thirty- to thirty-five minute opportunity to set aside the daily pressures of family, work, and deadlines to focus deliberately upon another person, to seek out their talent, interest, energy, and vision. Through one-with-ones, our relational meetings, our LOM is teaching us that once we ask a probing question, then shut up and listen, and be alert for the next question. Our history demonstrates that intentional listening to another person is paramount. James Madison said, “Great things can only be accomplished in a narrow compass.” The LOM relational meeting is narrow in compass – one person face to face with another – but significant in intention. It is a small stage that lends itself to acts of memory, imagination, and reflection. It constitutes a public conversation on a scale that allows space for thoughts, interests, possibilities, and talent to mix. It is where a public newness begins. Our ancestors have left us a great history; we have the opportunity to make the future years even more wonderful. Imagine sitting face to face with all the people around 80 Legion Parkway for thirty – to thirty five minutes, connecting in a way that transcends ordinary, everyday talk. And in that moment, a new public relationship may be born, through which both will gain power to be truer to their wonderful, creative selves, to live more effectively and creatively in-between the world as it is and the world as it should be.
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.