reconnect: BUILDING COMMUNITY
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

These are our current grassroots projects where we directly build communities of peace. Join lives with us in any of our communities or projects.

South Atlanta

In the South Atlanta Neighborhood we are primarily focused on building community with the young people in the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Youth Group – The youth group focuses on young boys and girls to build connection, purpose, and worth.

  • Weekly community gathering including sharing in fun, a meal, life skills and Bible study.
  • Leadership development.
  • Mentoring
  • Camps and Cultural Field Trips

Thirkield University – T.U. develops the young men of South Atlanta with a sense of worth and dignity for themselves and their community as they make plans for their future contribution to the world and their neighborhood. We focus on empowering these men to recognize their God-given potential, develop a vision for their lives, believe in themselves and depend on one another.

  • Thursday night gathering – open gym, small groups, dinner.
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Field trips – universities, business, job fairs, etc.
  • Sports – Twice a year we host basketball tournaments for the neighborhood. We also organize a flag football league.
South Atlanta Sisters – S.A.S. focuses on the young women of the neighborhood in order to develop a sense of community, support and identity.
 
  • Thursday Night Gathering – small group, life skills, support, shared meal
  • Field Trips – fun, universities 
Neighborhood Prayer Walks and Networking – Once a month we walk the neighborhood praying for neighbors and the common good. We share a meal together and join our lives together.

Email for more information.

Sweet Auburn

In this historic neighborhood we have the privilege of building community in the place that inspired the dream of Dr. King. We do this by providing spaces where persons with dispirate lives can join together and learn how to be neighbors and friends. This incredibly diverse community of homeless, elderly, children, sexually exploited, stay-at-home moms and more is open to all who would like to visit and participate.

  • Parish Walks – We spend time walking the neighborhood, connecting with neighbors, praying for one another and the neighborhood, and checking in with community members.
  • Women’s Bible Study and Fellowship – This is a chance for women to spend time together praying, talking, laughing and supporting one another.
  • Creative Connections – This is a chance for people from different walks of life to come together and have fun, get to know each other and build transforming friendships while creating together.
  • Beloved Saturdays – We gather together to have fun with games, art, snow cones and coffee.

Email for more information.

Giving Grace

Giving Grace is an activated network serving individuals in our communities with acute needs, supporting ongoing community programs, and inviting the larger Atlanta community to participate in the work of reconciliation.

Giving Grace has four primary tasks:

  1. Respond to immediate emergency needs as they present themselves.
  2. In cooperation with community directors and those in need, help create and support a sustainability plan moving beyond the emergency need.
  3. Provide financial and human capital to support our ongoing work.
  4. Connect persons across social and economic divisions.

Email for more information. Contribute through Giving Grace here.

We look forward to seeing you at our community building and design studio.

Andy Odle
ANDY ODLE, M.DIV., PH.D.

Executive Director of REMERGE