The first month back on campus is always a busy season. We tabled, jumped in a bouncy house, went to a BBQ, and attended a movie night!
At the end of another tragic week in our country, 65-70 students from the Five College Area (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, UMass Amherst & Smith) gathered at for a Black Campus Ministries worship night. While this event had been in the works before the tragedies happened, it served to be a timely space for black students and allies to gather together before the Lord.
At 5AM you’re awoken by strong knocks on the church door. Tito arrives and starts moving tables while you slowly wake up, and within an hour your cots are gone and the church basement is transformed into a banquet where the rich and poor break bread: a breakfast with our homeless neighbors. Such was the explosive beginning to our pilot project, ServeUP Brockton!