It's been a while since we finished the Mission Study here at Milner. So, you may not remember all of the details but one of them was to work in the front of Milner, the side facing New Bern Avenue, towards creating a park greenspace. Next week, Pastor Troy will be attending the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic's Spring Assembly in Richmond, VA. There he and other commissioner will hear many reports, act upon motions, and move new initiatives across the synod. One of the items that will come before the Synod is a Peacemaking Grant request from Milner Memorial to fund a park.
The grant was submitted with the idea that a park in this area of Raleigh is a offer to community-building and peacemaking. The more we increase our opportunities for relationships among neighbors the further we move along in the ministry of reconciliation. The park's funding would include money for benches, trash receptacles, shrubs, flowers, mulch, and signage. In total, if approved, the grant exceeds $5000.
Please keep the work of our Synod and the work of our Session in your thoughts and prayers.