2018 WALK Descriptions

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Over the past 15 years, the leadership of Good Works have developed a wide range of WALK experiences ranging from a focus on food insecurity to employment, mental health, housing and the extraction industry in Appalachia.


February 24, 2018 WALK descriptions:

 

THE RECOVERY WALK

This WALK experience will focus on helping participants learn how to ‘come alongside’ people in recovery. Stories of HOPE will be presented along with information on resources available to those who want to learn more about the hard work of recovery!

 

FAMILIES WHO EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS

This WALK experience will illustrate what it’s like for a family with children experiencing homelessness in Appalachia. What does it look like to move into the Good Works Timothy House as a family? Can you bring pets? Do you have to share a room? Participants on this WALK experience learn about some of the complex issues and the hard choices families face when they are without a home. Families with children were encouraged to participate on this WALK!

 

THE MISSION OF GOOD WORKS

This WALK experience will lead participants on a journey on how faith plays a significant role in the mission of Good Works. Go behind the scenes to learn about the paradigm of worship, the ethic of inefficiency, the significance of dignity, and the vision for reciprocity in our relationships. Learn about the process of transmitting HOPE to those Good Works serves. This WALK will explain how our vision of biblical hospitality transmits the love of God to the people we serve.

 

POVERTY AND THE LAND

This WALK experience will focus on the connection between the situation of poverty, the struggle of people to live a healthy life and the on-going challenge to live in the cities, towns and villages impacted by environmental damage. Explore with us the relationship between the places people live and their impact upon those who are economically vulnerable.

 

THE MINI WALK

Each year, Good Works designs a WALK experience for people who want to participate but find it difficult to walk. This Walk is only a few hundred feet from the First United Methodist Church. The specific topic will be posted January 2018.

Registration begins at 8:30 am at the First United Methodist Church at 2 South College Street in Athens. Parking is available in the City parking garage across the street from the church.

A FREE rice & beans lunch is included for all participants from 12-1 pm.  Please stay! This is an important part of the Good Works WALK. Participants eat together and share some of the highlights of their different WALK experiences.