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The Urban Purpose Super Bowl Party

This past Sunday Urban Purpose partnered with Shades Mountain Baptist Church and the Common Thread Community to host our first ever Super Bowl Party. We had around 60 people come together to hang out, eat together, and watch the game. This party was made up of people from all different walks of life and areas of town, all brought under the same roof through one common denominator: Super Bowl 50. A number of our friends from our Sunday meal joined us and members of Common Thread brought some of their homeless friends with them.

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Having our party at Shades’ Christian Life Center allowed us to have a lot of things going on during the game. We had everyone’s favorite football food, which was almost all donated by great companies such as Publix, Piggly Wiggly, and Buffalo Wild Wings. The CLC also opened up their game room with pool and ping-pong tables, Xboxes, and more. Another crowd favorite were the basketball courts, where many people spent halftime shooting around. There were locker rooms available with showers and full hygiene kits made up for anyone who was wanting to clean off during this time as well. Lastly, we had an area where people could fill a bag before they left with a few basic needs: jackets, socks, hygiene items, blankets, and more.

When planning this party months ago, we wanted to be able to provide a “normal” game-watching atmosphere for a group of people who do not get to experience this often. We also wanted to fill some sort of physical need that they may have. We believe that they had a great night hanging out, cheering for their team, and laughing at the commercials. Ultimately, we pray that they left last night feeling wanted, loved and appreciated.

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This could not have been done without Shades Mountain Baptist Church and the CLC staff. We are truly thankful for all you do for us!

 

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Around the Corner

Throughout the month of January, 2016, we were able to fulfill many needs for the men and women we work with. Here’s what you helped us provide:

497 plates of food
9 Counseling Appointments
37 nights of crisis housing
2 Dr. Appointments
4 Filled Prescriptions
70 hours of temporary work

Also, 72 volunteers joined us on Sundays and we had 2 people spend a total of 62 nights in recovery programs. All of these things were able to be done because of you that support our ministry on a regular basis. We could not do this without you!

January was an awesome month and we’re really excited about what’s going to happen this month. On top of normal work, we have two exciting events that are around the corner in February. 
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This Sunday, we are hosting a Super Bowl party at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, where we will bring some of our homeless friends from downtown to eat, watch the game, and laugh at the commercials.

At the end of the month, we’ll be participating in the Global Impact Celebration at Shades. This will be a chance for us to tell more people our story and to be encouraged and loved by this church family who greatly supports our ministry.

These events will serve as a way that we can build relationships with the people we work with and also our supporters and partners from a local church. All of this will be while we continue to daily walk with those struggling to get their lives back on track.

We are hopeful as we look forward to what the Lord has planned for this month and we’re excited to tell you about a great February!

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