Church And Community Outreach Program - May 2April 27, 2009 - BROWNVILLE JUNCTION†As the pastor of Brownville Junction United Methodist Church†I have been part of a group that has†been meeting with members of the community to learn from them and to solicit feedback on what some of us as church members can do in responding to some of the community needs within the area. The past meetings have been very enlightening, to say the least,†and the process has been very rewarding for some of us who are relatively new to the area.†Several projects have been identified and will be shared with you as part of the up-coming event mentioned above. This is also an attempt to ask for your involvement in shaping the outcome of†the future Church And Community Outreach Program (CACOP) agenda.†As I write this letter†I am reminded of the wise words†of†one church theologian,†Bishop Camara, when he said (my paraphrase)†...when you dream alone it is only a dream, but when you dream with others it is the beginning of reality. Your†input and participation is critical to all that we hope to achieve.†This note is to also†invite†all the area churches and faith-based communities†to join us as we celebrate a community-church wide event (see attached flier). †We ask those who can to bring a dish to share†and if there are others who would like to participate in the evening†family fun†event†or to get more information to please get in touch with Suzette East, who is co-coordinating the program.†We look forward to meeting you and hopefully have some of your members join us in planning for future events. We truly†value your feedback and company.Lets have some fun and fellowship on May 2nd 2009, 5p.m. at the Brownville Middle School.†Shalom†Rev. Leshy Paynter (Pastor)ILPBrownville Junction UMC, 11 Front St., P.O. Box A, Brownville Junction, ME 04415(207) 965-1951(office) / 965-7461 (Parsonage)NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.