Welcome to Unity in the Community

Our desire for this site is to connect you to others who desire to see the Near East Side community in Ft. Worth transformed. The calendar below is full of weekly, monthly, and annual events that you can participate in. Feel free to click on an event that interests you for details & contact info.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Art-n-the Park!

Details for the first Art-n-the Park planning meeting:

What: Organizational meeting to find people who want to lead each station
When: Saturday, February 23 @ 1:00pm
Where: Tom and Marsha's House: 3012 Meadow Brook Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Why: To get everybody on the same page and see where/how our talents and gifts can make this event happen
Who: Anybody who can commit to the pre-event planning

**Please bring a sack lunch or eat prior to the meeting. Drinks will be provided!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you there! Please start praying now and ask the Lord how he wants to use you during this opportunity to be His hands and feet!

Also, you are welcome to forward this to anybody who might want to help with the planning of Art-In-The-Park.

Thank you so much for your interest and prayers! I can't wait for all of us to be out there with the people we love from the community!

Just so you know:
Art-In-The-Park is: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am- 3:00pm

Let me know if you need any more information

Meghan Rinestine

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


May 3rd - "Ending Homelessness, One Life at a Time". Neale is meeting with Marvin Olasky in Austin tomorrow. The ball is rolling, and we need you guys to continue to spread the word among ministry leaders about this event. They, AND YOU will not want to miss this. At the next UITC meeting we will have BROCHURES ready for you to take. You can give these to the leaders who you are thinking about inviting.

April 26th: "Art-in-the Park". Meghan Rhinestine with Intentional Gatherings is the contact person for this event. (817.937.6201) (mer05b@acu.edu) There will a lot you can do to help prep for this, as well as the day of. We hope you will all consider spending that day with us as we serve the community. Go check out last year's AITP: www.artnthepark.homestead.com AND www.myspace.com/artnthepark
**At the next meeting we will have specific areas you can sign up for to help with this event.

I was reading this morning, and the Lord gave this to me for Unity in the Community...

Ephesians 4:1-16
"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you[a] all.
7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says:
“ When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And gave gifts to men.”[b]
9 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first[c] descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love."

Monday, February 4, 2008

An Opportunity to Serve

One of the ongoing needs in the East Lancaster community is real opportunities for some of our friends to find a comprehensive that provides encouragement for life, counseling to face life challenges and help as they pursue work that will lead towards a more stable future.

Neal Mansfield's Jobs for Life program (based out of Unity Park) is one of those programs we've talked about before. Neal recently shared a particular need for trustworthy men to manage Saturday work sessions of the Jobs for Life program. Ideally, a person would commit to serve three hours every Saturday for eight weeks from 11-2pm or 2-5pm alongside a few guys from the neighborhood.

For more details about getting involved, contact Neal at (817) 300-0918 or feedbygrace.org