Confirmation Journey: Living Out Our Faith and Building Interfaith Bridges
Confirmation Sunday is May 23
As part of the Confirmation journey, the youth are often asked: what does it mean to live out our faith? To answer that question, we brought them to Adams Morgan to visit with amazing community leaders who run faith-inspired non-profits to serve the poor and working poor.
On March 21, they met with Terry Flood of Jubilee Jobs and Jim Knight and Marty Mellett of Jubilee Housing. The leaders each shared their faith story, why faith has compelled them into the work they are doing. In three different groups, they took the confirmands and their mentors on a tour of the Adams Morgan neighborhood where their non-profits serve the poor and working poor residents in this highly gentrified neighborhood.
The youth saw the beautiful and dignified apartment buildings owned by Jubilee Housing. They peeked in on the dance studio at the Sitar Community Arts center. They learned about the ministry to provide a welcome and strong foundation for people returning home from prison. They learned from a resident at the Kairos House about the healing he received from Christ House. To paraphrase Matthew 25, to honor God is to serve those who most need our help. These leaders truly embody this message.