Do you know the names of the people that live in the 8 homes immediately surrounding yours? What better way to celebrate being neighbors than practicing the Art of Neighboring itself?
In concert with Upper Arlington’s 100thAnniversary events, churches in the Tri-Village area of Grandview, Marble Cliff and Upper Arlington are encouraging their members to host mini-block parties with neighbors immediately adjacent to their own homes. Planned within the last few weeks of the summer, beginning on Sunday, August 5, each gathering will have the same purpose: getting better acquainted with your neighbors.
The church hears Jesus summarize the greatest commandment this way: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul and all your strength, and your neighbor as yourself. So that’s the art we are practicing here. Not recruiting church members. Not testing faith traditions. Not challenging political perspectives. Simply, tell me a little bit about yourself and what’s going on in your life as I tell you a little bit about me and what’s going on in my life.
Wherever you live, please consider hosting a neighborhood gathering of your own. And as simple as that, The Art of Neighboringwill be on full display and in full effect beyond all city limits!
GOAL: 1-4 families from each congregation to organize a neighborhood gathering on their block between August 5 and Labor Day. If you’d like to learn more about hosting and inviting your neighbors, please seethe how-to materials, including a sample invitation, located at the church reception window. Contact Director of Equipping Ministers Laura Hudson, Council Partner Mandy Richards, or go to www.artofneighboring.comfor more information. If you plan to participate, please sign at the Collection & Signup Corner or contact the church office so we’ll know when we’ve reached or exceeded our goal.