RECEnt & UPCOMING Events:
Our next meeting is Thursday, October 26th, from 10am-12pm.
Our guest for NEMO this Month is Paige Dillard, Associate Director of Family Promise North Fulton/Dekalb.
Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb is a nonprofit organization comprised of a Network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time.
They provide temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
They recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. Their interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help our community’s families regain housing, independence and dignity in a time of need.
Who We Are:
NEMO exists to bring church leaders in Northeast Atlanta together for conversation, prayer, and partnership. This happens primarily through meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10am - 12pm with an optional time for lunch to follow. NEMO aims to inspire and encourage church leaders as they seek to shepherd their congregation and serve the community.
As an ecumenical body that values hospitality and grace, NEMO welcomes clergy and lay leaders from diverse ethnic, theological, and ecclesiological heritages. No one denominational creed or statement of belief is acknowledged by the group collectively. The unifying bond is a love for Jesus and willingness to work across denominational lines to benefit the Kingdom in our community.
History & Initiatives:
NEMO aims to witness to the broader community by our actions that Christians can work together for the greater good. This witness is exemplified in the following:
NETWORKS: In 2004 NEMO founded NETWorks Cooperative Ministry, a 501c3 that provides limited financial and food relief to our neighbors. Currently, fifteen churches share financial and volunteer resources to support NETWorks.
WORSHIP: In the recent past NEMO has collaborated on three annual worship experiences.
Mid-day Holy Week services hosted by local churches Monday through Friday at noon for a brief time of worship, inviting a minister from another congregation to offer a short lesson, followed by a simple lunch. Click HERE to download the list of churches who hosted 2015 services or read a reflection on Holy Week 2014.
At the beginning of the school year, NEMO churches commit to dedicating the same Sunday to a Back to School Blessing to pray over our students, teachers, local & state leaders, and families as an expression of our solidarity with our schools.
NEMO also hosts a Thanksgiving worship service the Sunday night before Thanksgiving. A collection is taken up to benefit NETWorks Cooperative Ministry.
SERVICE: In 2013 NEMO worked together on a MLK Day of Service in Tucker.
EVENTS: Other collaborative events from 2015 included
- Refugee Round Table - July 21-24, 2015. Visit http://rhpna.com/roundtable/welcome/
- Two "Joining God in the Neighborhood" gatherings - training events facilitated by EIRO and The Missional Network in March and Sept.
Involvement in these events/ministries is certainly welcome but not mandatory for participating in NEMO. If you would like to learn more about or get involved with NEMO, contact holly@joinEIRO.com