Throughout this week we are focusing our prayer for Urban Avenues, a non-profit community of creatives, entrepreneurs and visionaries working together to start social ventures focused on knowing, inspiring and connecting Birmingham communities. Their vision is to reconnect disconnected neighborhoods in Birmingham. Urban Avenues has two ventures that are up and running, Five Loaves and Fish Camp Films, and a third that is just getting underway, Corey’s Kitchen.
Five Loaves: Five Loaves is an in-home culinary experience that creates a night of food, music, art, and conversation by the Five Loaves team from Fairfield.
The idea: this is a crossroad innovation that takes the rich elements of conversation and culinary surprise and brings it to life in a home based setting. Simply put it offers a beautiful evening for thoughtful people who can mix good food with good friends for a good cause.
Fish Camp Films: Fish Camp Films is a developing, sustainable model that provides training and mentorship opportunities for students to learn how to craft stories through film making. Right now they are building a team of volunteers that have experience, equipment, time and any other resources that allow for the apprenticeship of these students.
Corey’s Kitchen: The newest venture of Urban Avenues. Corey was the foundation for the city we now know as Fairfield. In an effort to pay a visit back to those earlier times, Corey’s Kitchen is the start of a foundation for a table in the midst of an urban community. It’s vision is to bring hope and brightness back to the community through its presence.
PRAY for Urban Avenues!
- The two week Summer Sixteen Film project with a core group of Woodlawn High School students that began 6/20. Pray that students that are part of this will come to life as evangelist for dignity passionate about stepping into other peoples’ stories with love. That their interviews with the ordinary people of barber shops, nail salons and neighborhoods in Woodlawn will awaken a passion for pursuing the great narratives that break down the barriers that separate people in our culture.
- Corey's Kitchen, the first startup to come out of Five Loaves. That the young men and women who are now freedom fighters for their community of Fairfield, would be protected an propelled to work through the rigor of building a business when evil calls them to believe that their community is hopeless. That Terrez Harris, LC Rice, Charles Shelley and the rest of that team will know the Father's smile and have success inviting people to their community.
- For the Five Loaves City Series. That new students form Woodlawn and East Birmingham. God would offer the students from early days of the venture, the opportunity to mentor and teach these students to believe in larger stories and to make commitments to economic learning and artistic creativity.
Consider these easy on-ramps for involvement:
1. Bring a friend and sign up for one of the City Series Evenings (www.fiveloavespop.com). The stories of dignity, love and purpose come with laughter and amazing food.
2. Take in the students screening of Woodlawn Summer Sixteen Series (contact Urban Avenues Fellow, Abby Whisler for date and time (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Volunteer to be a member of the Urban Avenues Business Faculty. Specific work within each venture will open discussion about the powerful interplay between vocation, faith and economics amidst poverty and restoration. Leadership level business experience and 2 hours per month is what is required. E-mail Urban Avenues Fellow, Connor Kelly (email@example.com)
Posted: 6.22.2016 in Missions Share: