Home:  A Sense of Belonging

October 15, 2019

A three-week Formation series about housing, eviction and homelessness will be led by three community leaders in Wood Fellowship Hall Overflow at 10 a.m.

Kathy Izard, Tommy Holderness and Liz Clasen-Kelly will share their calling to work with our neighbors to create not just a place to live, but also a sense of home.  Their stories will help us learn more about our neighbors’ lives and how we can respond with love and compassion.

  • November 10 – Kathy Izard, author of The Hundred Story Home and A Good Night for Mr. Coleman,who was instrumental in establishing Moore Place, permanent housing for those who were formerly homeless. She will talk about belonging and what home represents.
  • November 17 – Tommy Holderness, FPC Member and Attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, will talk about the connection between his calling to Union Seminary and how it led him to leave a corporate law practice to work for Legal Aid of NC.  He sees home as central to belonging and will focus on evictions (stats and recent examples) and their impact on individuals and communities.
  • November 24 – Liz Clasen-Kelly, CEO of the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and Urban Ministry Center, will address the status of homelessness in Charlotte.    

The Conversations and Passages classes will combine for this series.