Atlanta Chapter : Some Reflections
Soulforce Atlanta tends to operate like a "sleeper cell," at least that's what I tell people. We don't have monthly meetings any more because everyone was too busy to come and because we often just end up socializing...
BUT if we call an action we get results. The Ex-gay convention protest we had was amazing. Many leaders (PFLAG, TWO, Soulforce) worked together like a well-oiled machine!!!!
I am proposing to the several parish ministers who are members of Soulforce Atlanta that they start smaller chapters in their congregations which could meet Sunday mornings or other times. I would like to be able to nurture all of the diverse constituents, but we are spread out through the Metro region.
House parties and a movie are a great idea. We've also done some non-violent training at local universities through their offices of LGBT Concerns in the past.
I don't know if we're ready to have a budget or organize with a president & treasurer, etc. But we had a fundraiser for the Equality Riders and raised quite a bit. Everyone wanted to be a part of that.
I guess I sort of like to let the group determine it's own direction by investing time & $$ in actions & opportunities that pop up from time to time.
god over me, god before me, god behind me; on thy path, o god, thou in my steps...