OACAC’s Poverty Simulation consists of four 15-minute sessions, each representing a week, in which participants grapple with real-life situations faced by individuals living in poverty.
The Simulation forces participants to assume the role of a low-income family and confront the realities of living on a severely restricted income.
The purpose of the Poverty Simulation is three-fold:
-Promote poverty awareness
-Increase understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in poverty
-Inspire local change to overcome the effects of poverty
Childcare is provided with RSVP: https://thevenues.org/sessions/
The Springfield community is coming together on October 6th in solidarity to further support and process the eradicating of sexual assault and harassment in all its forms. This rally will be a space dedicated to conversations on the impact and pervasiveness of sexual violence, and action to eliminate this issue for both men and women. Our goals are awareness, community, and action.
You are invited to join us for the Grand opening of Eden Village, a master-planned community for the chronically homeless! On August 28th at 11:00 am we will open the Eden Village tiny home community and welcome our first resident as he moves off the streets and into his new permanent home. Come celebrate all that God is doing to end homelessness in our city!
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Please join us for what will be one of the best nights of music, fun and philathronpic endeavors and amazing people.
Purchase tickets at:
VBS Venues Style: Monday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 26th (2-3p each day), we will be headed to Forest Park Apartments (1500 W Grand) with snacks, drinks, and games to play with the kiddos that live there. There are 105 kids living in these apartments, so we can make a huge impact. In order to make this special, we will need all hands on deck. If you’re interested, sign here!
Join us on Sunday, June 10th @ 6pm in the auditorium for a brand-new segment in Venues Sessions. This will be a panel discussion where we talk about the separation of church and state. In this segment, our very own Phillip Wright will be serving as a panelist to contribute
to the topic.
Sign up here: https://thevenues.org/sessions/
Together we will Rock the Block completing home repair projects ranging from yard cleanups, to painting and minor exterior repairs. 100 volunteers from the faith community are needed to be the driving force of this event! Please join us as we put God’s love into action.
- Event – Rock the Block
- Location – Woodland Heights Neighborhood
- Date – June 9, 2018
- Time – 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.