D.R.I.V.E. (Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity) is a coalition of clergy, congregations and allies, acting and advocating to create a just, equal and equitable community through congregation-based organizing. St. John’s is an active member along with 30+ other faith organizations.
Here is an example of how this worked in Baltimore. Build One Baltimore. One can see how effective it is when we raise our voices together!
To date, over 400 interviews have been conducted in SE Michigan and people identified issues important to our region such as crime/safety, transportation, education, job opportunities, and mental health. We are continuing to build a strong base of churches behind D.R.I.V.E.
As D.R.I.V.E continues to grow, we will make connections and community through half hour one-on-one conversations. From each of these interviews we learn about each other, create friendships, and build stronger community ties. St. John’s has several ministries where these strong individual and community connections can help us grow our outreach (examples: St. John’s Garden, Open Hands Food Pantry, New to You Resale Shop, South Oakland Shelter).
Want to meet for coffee and get to know each other in a one-on-one relationship meeting? Contact any of the D.R.I.V.E. members to meet or be open to meet when a friendly offer is made. No worries on meeting, it’s not a sales pitch or request for money – it’s just how we get to know each other better beyond a quick hello.
The St. John's D.R.I.V.E. committee is hosting an adult formation education event about immigration on Wednesday, April 19, at 7pm in the Library. Come listen to the stories of immigrants and ask questions of a team of immigration experts. We expect an active, respectful, and educational meeting!
D.R.I.V.E. 's tri-county lay-leaders meetings happen on the third Thursday of each month at St. John's (third floor) from 7-8:30pm. They also meet on the third Sunday of most months immediately following the 10:15am service.
D.R.I.V.E. Members – Kris Sprague, Marie Donigan, Mary Beth Weigel, Cynthia Fellner, Bruce Donigan, Jennifer Taub, Nicole Stewart, Brad Carter, Lynne Lambert, Lynne Muth
Please see our bulletin for meeting and event information. Please call St. Johns office to be mailed a current bulletin. 248.546.1255