Nashville

Food for the Hungry

I felt like I was doing a lot of waving. With both hands. At least in between picking up the bags of craft projects to hand to each of the kids holding bags of lunches. It wasn’t until later when my teammate mentioned how wearing masks made it difficult to show a smile that […]

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Photos of the Basement Renovation in Progress!

As you may have heard, we’re renovating the basement. We are hoping that his space can become a place where our international refugee friends and believers can learn together and befriend each other.

Each week we get a little step further and wanted to let you in on our excitement as we see things […]

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Donations for Sew For Hope

PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DROPPING OFF ANY DONATIONS! We have limited space and manpower for supplies and may not be able to take donations at all times. Please email bonnie@servantgroup.org with pictures and descriptions to get permission to bring your donation.

Items that can be donated:

Any sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine that is […]

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What’s going on with SGI during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Well, for starters, we’re still here and we’re still working to encourage and equip the body of Christ to love and serve our Middle Eastern and refugee neighbors. 

First, in Iraq, our team is doing well and has finished out the school year. The Medes School is hoping and planning to reopen in person in […]

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Food Pantry Donations for Nashville Refugee and Immigrant Community

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Refugee Sewing Center Renovation Project

We’re continuing to raise funds to finish renovating our new and larger Refugee Sewing Center. With your gift, we can empower more refugee women in Nashville with the skills and community they need to help them succeed.

We’re getting close! The walls are framed in and new shelves went up just this past week. There’s […]

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Sew for Hope Volunteer Makes a Difference (with or without a pandemic!)

We are so grateful for the work and service of Darlette, one of our volunteers working with the Sew For Hope Program! She’s been so helpful during this crazy pandemic season and will continue to be a great part of our volunteer team after we’re able to meet together again!

“My association with Sew for […]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sew for Hope Volunteer Makes a Difference (with or without a pandemic!)

Sew For Hope – Graduates and Volunteers Sewing Masks

These days we are extremely grateful for this program that not only helps refugee women care for their families, but has also opened up opportunities for them to care for their communities. In this current crisis, we have graduates and volunteers sewing masks.

These masks are being made from a non-woven droplet resistant fabric that […]

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Resources For Hard Times – Coronavirus 2020

Covid-19 Information in Multiple Languages:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16HWT0kQrnehwQFYICigsZe1D3b_H9FUO8EqOJ6XCdnE/edit

For Those Facing Unemployment:

https://www.nashvilleresponsefund.com/individualshttps://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits.htmlhttps://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1678https://findhelp.org/

For Those Facing Hunger:

https://www.thebranchofnashville.orghttps://news.mnps.org/mnps-food-delivery-sites-announced/https://findhelp.org/

For English Practice:

This is my favorite. Short simple stories with pictures for context! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoFhY7OXDVTgoS_VD93tD30tG4E04c-lq

This is good for lower levels. English for beginners, basic vocabulary practice. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhDf3-oR4mYiqV5cS0T017oqBaBcgafRn

Good videos with lots of levels—more advanced. There’s a lot here including lessons for pronunciation and understanding faster spoken […]

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resources For Hard Times – Coronavirus 2020

Buddhism – Theravada Buddhism

Buddhism (an overview)

Buddhism is non-theistic. There is no belief in a higher power and holding on to such a belief is thought to keep one from achieving enlightenment. Enlightenment is achieved not by learning the doctrines of Buddha but by following the Eightfold Path. This Path is concerned with three things: morality ( 3-5 […]

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