Macedonia UMC is developing a section of our building off Jones Franklin Road into The Connection Hub. As our team envisions what this space will be, we are imagining a space that non-profit organizations and others working for good in the community can call home. We hope to create space for beneficial collisions between these partners, all while addressing issues of affordability and mental health within our community.
Through our discerning phase, we will be up-fitting that side of the building to house these community partners and organizations. Right now, our Connection Hub Team is part of the Church and Community Placemaking Lab. Learn more by reading below.
Church and Community Placemaking Lab
Macedonia is a part of the first Church and Community Placemaking Lab which is a program of the Ormond Center at Duke Divinity School. Our team has had initial meetings with the team from the Lab, and will continue to throughout 2023. We will have monthly meetings beginning in March and finishing in the fall. This work is guided by the team at the Ormond Center, who have given us incredible attention and will help guide us into a Business Plan that makes sense and fits our vision for the Connection Hub. Learn more about the Church and Community Placemaking Lab here: https://ormondcenter.com/church-community-placemaking-lab