Rescue. Relieve. Develop.
Did you know that in Nashville…
to rent the average one-bedroom home (that’s 3.5 part time jobs)
1 in 3
children live in poverty (and that number is growing)
Unemployed people (lacking basic job skills)
of Nashvillians live in poverty (worse than the national average)
PCN works on the front lines to connect with the homeless and other at-risk people who live in poverty. We seek to build trusting relationships by nurturing, nudging, encouraging, feeding, and simply loving broken people.
Thank you friends for making our 1st Annual Art & Soul event a huge success. We had over 200 people walk through our doors to look at amazing art and see where we do ministry within the community of Madison. We saw many new faces and our hope is that relationships will continue to grow and the divide that exists between the church and families in poverty will continue to crumble.
The vision for The Art & Soul Event was to showcase art & photography created by people who are transitioning out of a life of poverty as well as pieces from established artists in the community. Our desire was to fill the walls with uplifting art that inspires people!
How does art bring about hope & foster community? Hopeless, impoverished people need beauty. They need to have a voice. They need a way to express their fears, worries, frustrations, hopes and dreams—but often, nobody listens to them. They need healthy, inspiring relationships—but many of them are lonely and disconnected. Artists need to create. We need to connect. We need to communicate via our craft—to speak Truth, inspire change, celebrate joyful things, shine light into darkness, and think outside the box.
We were blown away by the support and kindness in spreading the word about the event. Our Work Life students were so proud of their work and really enjoyed talking with many of you about their photography and hand made cards. Thank you for coming and participating in the work of ministry among the poor.
A HUGE thanks to a couple of our sponsors:
US Bank & Anderson Design
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Madison, TN 37116
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Responses from the work done through PCN
As full-time missionaries living in Nashville, we are learning a new culture and using the resources that we have to share the love of Christ. Our home has become a safe place for friends to gather. We use our home to minister to the hurting and lonely, and sometimes for laundry. We frequently transport people to church, to see a doctor or a job interview. Just like missionaries that serve abroad, our “work” is the work of relationship. We need people who will catch the vision and help us continue the important work of connecting individuals in need to churches and families. The areas we serve are resource deprived. Help us connect with hope and opportunity.Alan & Michelle
When I’ve served overseas in third world countries, I prepare my heart for seeing conditions that we don’t see in America. People in the United States have it good, right? There are programs to always help those in need, right? But then I stepped out of my comfort zone. Instead of just donating items to Goodwill, I donated items to families. Instead of just sending canned goods or a monetary donation to a food bank, I went and served the food myself and sat with those that are hungry. And I saw that there is a need here. I experienced culture shock just 20 minutes from my home! There are real people with real stories and real pain. And but for the grace of God, I’d be walking in less comfortable shoes and tattered clothes and debating each month, “do I pay for my heat or do I pay rent? I don’t have enough for both.” God is using Project Connect Nashville, working through this ministry and building up His church to be His hands and feet to the least of these. He is tearing down the stone walls around the hearts of His children and giving eyes to see the needs of those around us. I have been blessed to see Alan and Michelle’s hearts as they pour their lives into loving the people they serve, living by example, and rallying others to do the same.Emmie