See Ya, Sheri’s! (From Stripclub to Community Center!)

http://incommoncd.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Press-Release-inCOMMON-5.11.20111.pdf 

Sheri’s Stripclub in our neighborhood is getting taken over by our friends at InCommon and being turned into a community center for the needy!    This is a post from Emily Hunt, one of our leaders at Simple Free:

Quiet Celebration. Living in this neighborhood we celebrate the joys and mourn with the losses. In recent days there has been an influx of tweets, facebook postings, likes, blogs, articles, newstories, and pictures regarding an invasion of hope to a dark corner of our community. At simple free we give thanks for those who continue to perservere through faith into the possibilities. Often it takes great imagination and greater love to continue on towards dreams we know are possible. Take some time to give thanks for what is being done through the local body at InCommon. If you have flipped through our photos, you probably noticed a rundown strip club, known as Sheri’s to all who walk these streets.
Recent news is that this building is the new home for the Park Avenue community center, a long awaited place of renewal and hope for generations to come. Check out what InCommon is doing. Thanks be to God for his continued work of redemption through his people.

Trust in the Slow Work of God
(by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881-1955)
Above all, trust in the slow work of God
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability-
and that it may take a very long time.  And so I think it is with you.
your ideas mature gradually – let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste. Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow. Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be. Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.

Thanks to God for this new chapter in the life of the former Sheri’s Stripclub!

May God have Mercy on us All.

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