QC Family Tree has cultivated important relationships with neighbors, but also has influenced that lives of many young people who have served the community as interns. Here are some reflections from interns about the importance of their time here, in their own words.
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Hear the story of Billie Jean, Zeke, Myra, Josh, and Immanuel. They're moving to your neighborhood. How will you welcome them?
How do I prepare my body for the coming of Christ? Let's start with the feet.
The riverOf my childhood, That tumbledDown a passage of rocksAnd cut-work ferns, Came here and thereTo the swirl. And slowdown Of a pool And I say myself–Oh, clearly–As I knelt at one–Then I saw myselfAs if carried away, As the river moved on.
"If I wanted to have a happy garden, I must ally myself with my soil; study and help it to the utmost, untiringly. Always, the soil must come first." - Marion Cran, If I Were Beginning Again
When you go on a “Freedom Ride” road trip, you make assumptions about what you’re going to see. That’s exactly what I did. I assumed that most people in Birmingham would be racist. Boy, how wrong was I. I assumed that everywhere we went would look like Charlotte. I was wrong once again.
We left Selma in the afternoon and drove a looooooooong way on what seemed like very deserted roads to Gulf Shores, Alabama...
When you ask our youth what is their favorite day of the QC Family Tree Freedom Ride, many of them will say, “Selma!” To get to Selma, we backtracked a bit through what seemed like deserted roads of Alabama and arrived there midday to the temperature of 104 degrees...
I was excited when we pulled up to the Spencer Perkins Community Center in Jackson. I’d heard about the work and writings of John Perkins and was expecting this place to feel like home.
"Remembering that it happened once, We cannot turn away the thought, As we go out, cold, to our barns, Towards the long night’s end, that we ourselves are living in the world. It happened in when it first happened." ~ Wendell Berry, from A Timbered Choir
We have read, watched documentaries, and spent some time talking with one of Charlotte’s most important Civil Rights figures. The excitement has been huge around the house. After preparing for weeks, our Freedom Ride has gotten started.
What makes for community? How do we cultivate community for the common good? In this minisode, the 2018 Summer interns of QC Family Tree reflect upon their experiences and y talk about what practices and framework we need in order to cultivate community.
Helms and Greg Jarrell recap Season 1 of the Here for Good podcast and we talk about what's to come in Season 2 in the fall of 2018.