Faith Community Comes Together in Sherman Park
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett gave credit to the faith community in helping calm the unrest in community Monday night, following the violence of this past weekend. He said members “stepped up and made a big difference.”
Richard Schwoegler, Associate Pastor of Faith Builders Church in Milwaukee joined chaplains from the Salvation Army and volunteers from 30 other community churches Monday night for an outreach session around Sherman Park. They hope that by the efforts of church members adopting the neighborhood, they can listen to the community’s problems and make a change.
“This is not something where we're just going to walk away, its something we'll continually do,” said Schwoegler. “ It's getting churches to do the adopt a neighborhood plans, helping them and training them to get out of the four walls of the church to reach the people,” said Schwoegler. “It's really something we should have done a long time ago.”
From 6 to 9 PM this Friday there will be a *listening session* at Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 North Sherman Boulevard.