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Knowing and Serving our Neighbors
Do you know your neighbor’s name? Before serving our neighbor’s, it is important to get to know our neighbors. We have been created to live in community with one another and community is best realized when we act in love as good neighbors. In our fast paced culture, it is easy to become disconnected from the people who live around us. Disconnectedness among neighbors can lead to a slower response when crises, emergencies or violence occur.
On August 4th, Serve Sacramento challenges you to get to know your neighbors by participating in the National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Thousands of communities each year participate in National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, dedicated to developing crime prevention programs and safer communities. National Night Out events look like BBQs and resource fairs in parks and community centers all across the nation. It is people getting to know people so emergencies can be addressed quickly, crime can be reported, and needs can be seen and met by those around us. Find out what events are happening around you by looking at the map. If you don't see an NNO event near you, start one yourself! Get your church or small group to host an event at a nearby park. And make sure to tell us all about it here so we can spread the word!
Through programs like NNO that help connect us to our neighbors, we can become the flourishing relational communities that offer connectedness, safety and hope for all of our neighbors.
Serving with you,
Serve Sacramento Director