Over the next few weeks, TVC will host three events that shine a spotlight on the issue of poverty in our own community: a Poverty Simulation on Thursday, January 18; a theatrical performance of Stand on Sunday, January 28; and our annual turn at Room in the Inn on Super Bowl weekend, February 4.

Stand is a critically-acclaimed theatrical performance featuring TVC’s own Chip Arnold. It will be followed by a thoughtful panel discussion featuring Charles Strobel who started Room in the Inn (as well as other panelists), exploring issues of homelessness and how we respond to the needy among us. Nursery/Preschool childcare is available and admission is free. For a link to the trailer, go to events.thevillagechapel.com.

We’re also offering a Poverty Simulation workshop put on by United4Hope. Join us Thursday morning, January 18, from 9 am-12 pm for an interactive opportunity to  look at poverty from a variety of angles and discuss the potential for change within our community. Register at events.thevillagechapel.com.

Then on Super Bowl Sunday at 4:15 pm through Monday morning, February 5 at 7 am, we’ll gather in shifts at First Baptist Church downtown to serve dinner and snacks, watch the big game, launder clothes, prepare breakfast and send this group of homeless men off with sack lunches. You can help by hosting and serving during different shifts or by providing food beforehand. It takes a big crew to pull this off, and it’s a unique opportunity to meet a very practical need. Find signup links at events.thevillagechapel.com.