Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space

Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space


In this episode of the Rogue Ministry Podcast I interview our friend Lindsey Glenn Krinks about her work as a homeless outreach and community organizing vet and Co-Founder and Interim Co-Director at Open Table Nashville. Lindsey has a knack for calling everyone to be more than they currently are while making them feel loved and uniquely special in each moment. She is also a fighter who has been doing battle with unjust power structures refusing to back down until love and justice intertwine in her communities. She also blogs, which is just a foretaste of her forthcoming book Praying with Our Feet. This is part one of two from our conversation. Rachel and I will be coming at you with more interviews with the most interesting and compelling ministry leaders from around the world every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Listen up!
Owenwood friends and neighbors, Rachel and I have finally gotten our long-promised podcast up and running. This podcast will be dedicated to interviewing the most interesting ministry leaders from around the world, including, of course, some folks from WRUMC and Owenwood about starting, joining, or sustaining faithful Christian ministries. It will be available soon on several more podcasting platforms. Please take a listen and share as widely as you can in your networks!
Big things happening in East Dallas ❤️
Free Aheron Community Breakfast - All Invited! Who: Everyone is invited! What: Free pancakes and assemble your own breakfast tacos Where: Justin & Rachel’s House, 2543 Greenport Dr., Dallas When: 9-11am, Saturday, 4/14 Why: In honor of the Aheron family who used to live in this house we want to create space to help build a stronger community.
I cannot wait

Owenwood is a campus of White Rock UMC focusing on neighborhood transformation through partnership, innovation, food security, and conversational worship.

A couple weeks ago we celebrated Chad finishing his work with Saving Innocence, to create a robust online curriculum on advocacy for survivors of child sex trafficking for Dallas and Texas CASA. If you don’t know Chad, he’s the program director at Dallas CASA, president of the @dallasfoe3108 , and has an incredible wife and 2 daughters. Chad, you’re doing great work, we’re grateful for the way you champion and support our work in Far East Dallas!

Father. Gregory Boyle once said, There is no “them” and “us”. There is only us.

Every time we gather for simple church, we start our meal by breaking bread for each other in communion. During worship we create intentional “us” experiences. Dinner starts at 7:00 pm, we’ll set a place for you 🍽 ⛪️

Why vegan soup at dinner church? No matter your dietary restrictions or preferences; we always want you to be able to join us. This also reflects our community of faith. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you believe. If you want to join us for dinner church you are always welcome. The god in me welcomes the god in you. Worship starts at 7pm tomorrow 🍽 ⛪️

“We all have something within us that our world needs”

On Monday, @citysquare_americorps and the North Texas National Service Alliance led an incredible service day at Owenwood. 200 volunteers gathered to tackle 5 projects at Owenwood and at S S Conner Elementary. Volunteers assembled hygiene kits and paperwork packets for the Homelessness Point in Time Count 2020. They painted words of inspiration at S S Conner Elementary School and created works of art inspired by Dr. King's legacy. They also worked on the farm, community garden, and our nursery areas. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible! @ Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions

Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space community gardeners pick their first harvest and provide it to The Stewpot on MLK, Jr. Day to serve to their homeless guests .

What are you doing this Monday for MLK?? Our winter crops are ready to be picked. Come help us pick lettuce, spinach, and turnips. We will also be thinning the beets and planting green onions! Send us a message for more details!

During worship we have Open Space; a time of prayer, meditation, and artistic expression. At Simple Church we connect with our inner self while actively engaging the gospel. Worship starts at 7pm tomorrow, we’ll set a place for you 🍽 ⛪️

Pub theology tomorrow night! We’re starting 2020 with a conversation about war lead by @vicsunesparza Bring your thoughts, questions, and a friend! See you tomorrow at 7pm 🗣🐷

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Tomorrow night is our last simple church of year! BUT we will keep our advent themes going weekly with the Marco Polo app. If you want to join an advent group send us a dm! See you tomorrow at 7pm 🍽 ⛪️ @ Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space

Advent is here! If you can’t join us for worship this Tuesday night. But want to join our advent conversations, send us a DM. We’re using the Marco Polo app to discuss our weekly themes in groups of four. Videos will be uploaded weekly and your group can participate whenever it’s most convenient.

Simple Church tomorrow night! Since thanksgiving is on the horizon, what’s a better time to talk about colonization? Join us for dinner and a conversation that may be slightly uncomfortable, but necessary to move forward. 7pm 🍽 ⛪️

Last Saturday we had our first fall festival! We love our partnership with S.S. Conner and the commitment of their staff and administration to create meaningful moments for their families. Special thanks to
▫️@dallasfoe3108 for grilling hot dogs 🌭
▫️Max and Laura Fincher for bringing their wood fire pizza oven 🍕
▫️@hopesupplyco.dfw for their book distribution 📚

And to everyone who helped make this possible! Big things are happening in Far East Dallas! @ Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space

What if our purpose and work don’t have to live in contrast with each other? Ben believes, "vocation is more than a job/career, it is how one sees, understands and participates in God’s longing for the world to flourish." Join us tomorrow night as we talk about redefining our understanding of vocation.

In a time of destruction, create something -Maxine Hong Kingston

The Swiss Chard and other plants are growing strong in the community garden! We have shifted from what we what we lack, to what we can create 👩‍🌾 👨‍🌾

Dream. Create. Believe.

Since day of the dead is approaching, tomorrow night we’re talking about how we can expand our emotional and intellectual understanding of death. Worship starts at 7pm, we’ll set a place for you 🍽 ⛪️

Last week we did it big celebrating our 1 year! We had 2 cakes (one was a gluten free option) 🙌 We celebrated our highs and lows, talked about what makes us come alive and dreamed about our next steps as a faith community. We’re one year in and just getting started! See you next week, we’ll set a place for you 🍽 ⛪️

Tomorrow we’re celebrating one year! Simple church is an authentic space where we learn to see God in each other through food, worship and conversation. See you tomorrow 🥘 ⛪️

Some look at Far East Dallas and just see the great need in a community that has historically been underserved. Though the need is great, we believe filling those gaps isn’t enough. For people to flourish, they need opportunities to discover themselves, their gifts and their voice. But this work can’t be done alone. It takes a village of people to see this community and believe it can and should be more. Which is why we are so grateful for these people. They are the board of the @quadwfoundation who have committed 250k annually for the next 3 years. They believe in our work, they witnessed the incredible impact already happening and are excited to see what what new assets we will discover in the future. Thank you Quad W, your support means more than you know - Pastor Josh

Shellie Ross is leading our discussion on how to recognize and navigate our privilege. See you tomorrow night at 7pm!

Last Saturday we planted our first fall crop in the community garden! Tomorrow night at simple church we will discuss why this garden is so important to our work and how we are called with God to co create and sustain creation. Simple Church 7pm 🥘 ⛪️ @ Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space

Pub Theology tomorrow night! Sammi from @perioddallas has been advocating for health and menstrual equity in Dallas. Come learn about what’s happening, why it matters and how to get involved!


2019 Religious Scholars Winners

Congratulations Justin Bronson Barringer! We are grateful for your friendship and presence at Owenwood.

churchmutual.com Justin’s exploration of religion and ethics has been inspired by his experience working with the disadvantaged, his intellectual and spiritual curiosity, and the writings of a 12th century monk who proclaimed, “God is Friendship.” Befriending others is essential to peacebuilding, because it al...

During worship, we sing songs new and old. There is space for brave and authentic dialogue. And we create new opportunities to engage your senses through food, connection, and contemplation. Simple Church, Tomorrow Evening at 7:00PM

We now have water access on the farm and our future community garden 👩‍🌾 👨‍🌾

Dallas City Council District 7

Want to learn more about the upcoming budget? Click the link below!

Lone Star Credit Union

Does your child need a backpack and school supplies? Come see us until noon today at Mountain View Church of Christ in Dallas. The child must be present. No requirements. Stop by the LSCU booth to learn about our youth savings accounts and our Financial Independence Training.

It’s been a hard week where families have lost loved ones, people are living in fear, and many want to know how we move forward. On Tuesday night we will start those conversations and more.

Zinnias are blooming and the bees are buzzing 🐝 Shout out to @urbanhomegrown for helping make this farm happen!

Fresh stone wheat bread for Simple Church tomorrow night! Dinner starts at 7pm, we’ll set a place for you 🥘 ⛪️

Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes
-Margaret Wheatley
@quadwmi interns facilitated an incredible middle school leadership camp the past two weeks! They will be missed!

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow -Audrey Hepburn

GROW North Texas

Big shout out and thank you to our volunteers who came out this past Friday and Saturday to help at Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space. Nearly everything is mulched. Pumpkins, peas, and beans are planted!


Our hope is to alleviate the financial stress many families are experiencing from the prolonged power outage. There are resources to help restock your frig, and children may receive lunches and snacks as part of CitySquare's summer feeding program. Read more and please share so our Neighbors are aware of these resources.

Wesley-Rankin Community Center

We are still in need of groups to help with Brighter Bites on Tuesdays this summer. Email [email protected] for more details!

Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Our Children’s Education team is in need of a few recyclable supplies for summer camp. If you or your family uses any of these and wants to donate, we would much appreciate it!

Contact Severina Ware at [email protected] to coordinate drop off of your donation.


Making Eye Contact with Homeless People Is Important - Invisible People

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Each month neighbors and volunteers help create a hospitable place for those needing diapers. They provide coffee, breakfast, and distribute 13 thousand diapers a month!

Ferguson Road Initiative

Join the Ferguson Road Initiative and Buckner Terrace tonight for the City of Dallas Runoff Election Forum for Districts 7 & 9. Location is White Rock Church of Christ at 9220 Ferguson Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thank you Jeff Snoyer with Highland Park Cafeteria for bringing a cake to celebrate this election!

White Rock UMC

We mourn our sister, Muhlaysia Booker, murdered on the streets of Dallas. And we pray God’s healing and guidance for our city. We have so much to learn from one another’s experiences, so much more of God’s mystery to consider. Let us remember our fight for inclusion in the church is not simply theological, it’s about safety for our queer siblings.


Diapers Etc.

Meet Barbara. She is a true bundle of positive energy every time she shows up. She greets people like old friends. She has a noticeable gift for empathy for others. And this blanket is a testimony to all of that ⬆️.

At the diaper bank, there is one guest (among the many) that Barbara greets each month. This guest doesn't speak English. Barbara doesn't speak Spanish. But they made a connection. This guest came to know Barbara's love for cats and one Saturday gifted her this blanket.

And this is what we hope to continue to see each month. Building relationships and making friends! You know Barbara now, come visit Saturday and say hello 😀.

Tomorrow night at 7pm! We will talk about death, and the negative narrative death carries in society. Could it be more? Come hang out and find out!

Brené Brown

Like so many of you, I was challenged, healed, and changed by Rachel's words. I am heartbroken for her family and friends, and for a world that desperately needed her voice.

🕙 10am - noon tomorrow morning!
📍1st. Wash and Dry next to @thewhistlingpig
Come hang out, meet our neighbors and help make the Sisyphean act of laundy a little more enjoyable.

Simple Church Maundy Thursday worship tonight in @themixcoworking 🕡6:30 PM

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