Within the last three months, several family members have moved south for employment. The city they leave behind once created opportunity, employment and community. They look forward to a new beginning, hoping to settle in a place where their children can experience healing and wholeness. They will face the tasks of finding schools, thriving neighborhoods and a faith community in a new city.
As families and communities transition, they are looking for hospitality and a way to connect. Creating space for conversation and welcoming families is an opportunity for hospitality. This welcome can go a long way in a new community. How are you creating space for conversation with your new neighbors?
This message is adapted from “Creating Space for Conversation,” written by Eva Yeo for the Women of the ELCA blog on June 20, 2013. The brochure “A Place for You,” is available in English and Spanish at womenoftheelca.org, can be a starting point to share the story and welcome of Women of the ELCA.