The Christ’s 2nd Commandment (C2C) Ministry, acting on Matt. 22:39, promotes the awareness that all those we meet in life are our neighbors, with special emphasis toward aiding the homeless. This ministry supports Vine Maple Place. Ministry members are guided by the process of “Action & Contemplation” within a Small Faith Group setting.
Contemplation: (in Christian spirituality) a form of prayer or meditation in which a person seeks to pass beyond mental images and concepts to a direct experience of the divine
Action: the effect that something has on another thing*
C2C meets biweekly Monday mornings for two hours, via video conferencing, for faith sharing.
Our meetings follow this order:
- Opening Prayer
- Spiritual Practice
- God Moments - group takes turns sharing where they have seen or felt God since the last C2C meeting
- Daily Gospel Reading
- Book Study - currently reading New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton
- Closing Prayer
Note: Group members rotate who leads the opening prayer, spiritual practice and closing prayer.
Past Reading Includes:
- Things Hidden: Spirituality as Scripture by Fr. Richard Rohr
- Lead Me, Holy Spirit by Stormie Omartian
C2C has supported Vine Maple Place by securing an annual financial donation from St. John the Baptist to the organization. Additionally, members play a key role in recruiting attendees for their Vision of Hope tours as well as for their annual fundraising breakfast.
Vine Maple Place is a Christian organization that breaks the generational cycle of homelessness by working with single parents and their children. Our approach offers safety, provides stability, and equips to self-sufficiency. The vision of Vine Maple Place is to end family homelessness in South King County, resulting in healthier communities where every child and parent has a stable home to grow and thrive.
* Source: Cambridge Online Dictionary