Many churches struggle with low attendance and underutilized facilities. Nursha Project developed the New Stained Glass model to revitalize and transform these spaces into community places.
This New Stained Glass model draws inspiration from the original purpose of stained glass in sacred spaces. When most members of these communities were illiterate, stained glass served as an accessible and democratic way to communicate its mission. Simultaneously, traditional stained glass established artistic and creative ministries as central to the culture of the sacred space and its partnership with the community it serves. We work through collaborative engagement and mindful transition from historic domination models towards equitable, welcoming and functional environments.
We practice equanimous Placemaking, as a community of practice; that includes artists, enterprise development practitioners, equitable labor efforts, social leaders and spiritual leaders who share a commitment to collective wellness. In our experience, over time a Community of Practice emerges, with each entity deeply engaged in their respective unique ministry. The diversity of each Leader’s capacity supports and sustains the evolution from Space to Place. Learn more at: www.NurshaProject.com
Sacred Grounds is a National Wildlife Federation program that engages diverse faith communities in building healthier habitats and neighborhoods by installing wildlife habitats on congregation grounds. Through a designation process, we recognize faith communities that create wildlife habitats, actively link spiritual practices with caring for the environment, and engage their communities.
Sacred Grounds Wilmington is a collaborative program between the National Wildlife Federation, The Delaware Nature Society, The Delaware Center for Horticulture, and Interfaith Power & Light, which has supported 20 local congregations with installing pollinator gardens, creating a unique space for praise and celebration of nature’s wonders that connects people and nature and supports the local eco-system.
Green For The Greater Good is aneighborhood group working together to keep Rodney Reservoir safe, public and green. They are asking the City of Wilmington to commit to making the Rodney Reservoir a permanent public greenspace and work with the community to create a design and secure the funds to make it a reality. Join their meetings in the Parish Hall weekly at 10am on Saturdays. Find out more at www.greenforthegreatergood.org
Emmanuel Dining Room, part of The Ministry of Caring, Inc, helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with nutritious meals served at no cost, at three locations in Wilmington and New Castle. The Church of the Holy City provides lunch at Emmanuel Dining Room East on the third Thursday of each month. Volunteers welcome!
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