Loaves and Fishes (community meal offered on the 2nd-4th Sundays of each month at 5:00pm at United Methodist Church of Red Wing.
AVA - Victims of Abuse
One-in-four and one-in-six. There is an epidemic affecting one out of every four women and one out of every six men. They suffer behind closed doors, most often concealing their pain, fearful of those on both sides of the door. These are the victims of abuse. They are neighbors, co-workers, friends, and loved ones. Victims of abuse come from all walks of life, and this epidemic knows no boundaries. While the secular world can offer protection and advice, it cannot provide the one thing most needed: Jesus’s healing touch that brings renewal and hope.
The Evangelical Covenant Church addresses domestic violence through the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) initiative. As a church we acknowledge the reality of brokenness and sin in the world as well as the power of the community to heal brokenness through Jesus Christ. AVA informs, educates, and raises awareness in our congregations and communities.
Our own AVA group is active within the Red Wing Community. We provide welcome bags for those who enter the Friendship House, and are also beginning a partnership with First Choice Clinic. AVA also has helped several women to move into their own apartments, and/or get in touch with law enforcement and/or the women’s shelter. AVA also plays a big role in the upcoming Project Community Connect, where more than 30 non-profits come together and provide warm clothing, flu shots, and necessities to more than 300 people.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and get involved in the ministry projects within our community. You can lend your financial support and please pray for hope and healing for the victims, their children and their abusers.