Curley’s Internship Testimony

I’ve been trying to write a blog post for weeks.  There are just too many amazing things going on at Luther Place and the Steinbruck Center for me to choose only one topic to talk about!  While I was sitting down trying to write this, I decided that I would...

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Palestine-Testimony

Palestine Presentation for Luther Place September 1, 2013 Sermon given by Jay at the September Joint Celebration Service at Luther Place. The team of Luther Place young adults that went on the Holy Land trip with the Metro D.C. Synod shared their experiences during the service. My name is Jay...

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Sanctuaries-The Holy Land

Sermon given by Eddy at the September Joint Celebration Service at Luther Place. The team of Luther Place young adults that went on the Holy Land trip with the Metro D.C. Synod shared their experience. Good morning. My name is Eddy Ameen. This June, I went on a trip to...

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March on Washington-50th Anniversary

My husband Ed graduated high school  in 1965, and his life story is highly influenced by the Civil Rights movement.  Meanwhile, In 1965, I was 6 years old — involved with my dolls and my dog, and playing vigorously outside.  Here are two poems, one old and one new,  that...

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Making a New Joy at Luther Place

Chicken wire, two-by-fours, staples, white paint, ribbons – it all sounds a little too homemade, a little too “crunchy,” if you will, to be beautiful.  A rainbow sun, some words between the rays – cute, perhaps, but not beautiful.  And yet, I would describe this work of community art as...

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Emily’s Internship Testimony

My experience as a summer intern for the Steinbruck Center for Urban Studies has been one of the most enlightening experiences of my life.  The one thing I have learned above all else is real community.  The community here at Luther Place is something that should be shown to the...

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A country without compassion?

This blog post is in response to Charles Blow’s August 9, 2013 New York Times op-ed piece, “A Town Without Pity,” which was about America’s attitude toward the poor and homeless.  Blow’s article is a must read for all who are concerned about the poor and disenfranchised.  As Blow comments...

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Where is the Spirit Moving?

  Spiritual Growth-Where is the Spirit Moving? The Spiritual Growth Listening Team engaged in 1 to 1 relational meetings with over 40 people within the Luther Place Community. After our listening, we gathered as a team to pray and discern next steps in our leadership with the Spiritual Growth goals...

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Pure Summer Joy

Pure Summer Joy Oppressive heat filled the city The kids didn’t want to step foot in the sun.               Dorthy Day smiled over As Maddy & I filled water balloons laughing at each other as a few burst soaking us. The water sprinkler set-signals...

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