Volunteers Still Needed!
We are in need of the following items at the Resource Center:
Gallon containers of vegetables (for serving lunch)
Styrofoam divided containers
Packaged silverware/napkin combo
Canned Protein (vienna sausages, tuna, spam, etc)
Canned Chili, Ravioli and Soup
Mac ‘n Cheese
Pull Ups (all sizes)
• All locations have paused educational programming.
• The Madison staff are available by appointment. Most meetings will be done through video conference or telephone.
• The Woodbine site is operating remotely but checking in with clients and meeting via conference or telephone.
• The tornado recovery continues in North Nashville as PCN coordinates with organizations to help with the rebuilding. The site continues to operate with limited hours and strict sanitary guidelines of how to serve the community safely while still providing food and resources to the elderly and vulnerable and connecting residents to re-build and repair opportunities.
Employees are working remotely to continue to meet the needs of clients and to walk alongside them. PCN is also working to implement solutions for online programming for the community so that the work may continue.
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)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3
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.
You are Invited to Attend
PROJECT CONNECT NASHVILLE’S
Fifth ANNUAL DINNER
I’m putting you on a light stand. Keep an open house. Be generous with your lives. Matt 5:14-16
Saturday, June 20
Doors open and poverty simulation begin at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and Program begin at 6:00pm
Millennium Maxwell House
2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37728
RSVP to attend or contact us to host or sponsor a table
Click here to register online. Childcare is available for toddlers through 5th grade but limited.
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Project Connect Nashville
P.O. Box 295
Madison, TN 37116
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Responses from the work done through PCN
I’m not going back to homelessness.
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.
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.