Commitment to A Kindred Tribe
From the very beginning, Flown The Coop has been committed to dreamers, doers, makers and believers in the American Dream. As much as possible, I fill The Coop with locally made products and curate items that are created by entrepreneurs I personally know. I love to be surrounded by a kindred tribe of creatives. I will always look for ways to cross promote entrepreneurs.
This year I added a line of sassy socks by Blue Q, a company that donates 1% of sock sales to Doctor’s Without Borders. As customers read the witty sayings on these socks, The Coop is invariably filled with contagious giggles! Purchasing these socks are not only fun, but also allows customers a feels good to be helping a worthy cause.
It just feels good!
Commitment to Community
This year my attention is turned to another “social purpose.” In addition to our commitment to a Kindred Tribe, Flown The Coop will align with a cause (or ministry) in 2017. Honestly, I didn’t have to look far to find a worthy cause to support. Burton is blessed with the Burton Bridge Ministry, a ministry that is having a BIG impact on Burton.
The Burton Bridge Ministry was founded in 2010, when all 12 churches in and around Burton decided to combine outreach efforts and form a separate non-profit organization. They believe that, working together, they can make the community a powerful example of what it looks like when one town commits to truly living out the Christian discipleship, loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Check them out! I promise you’ll be impressed with the scope of their impact on Burton.
There are five ministry teams within The Bridge.
- Seniors Ministry
- Children and Youth Ministry
- Helping Hands Ministry
- Community Ministry
- Corner Shoppe Ministry
Starting this January (2017), ten cents for every dollar spent at The Coop will be donated to The Burton Bridge Ministry. On top of that, I am committed to dive into all the different ministry teams. I want to look at ways that I can use my gifts to benefit their outreach. Stayed tuned! I hope to blog about what I learn, introducing you to Burton’s finest.
It just feels good!
And though she may be little, she is fierce. ~Shakespeare
Ha! I’ve always felt rather small in the big picture, but its never stop me from dreaming BIG. In fact, I believe great accomplishments are realized when we offer our gifts and talents to the greater good. I’m looking forward to fiercely go forward in 2017 contributing in my small way to Burton and a Kindred Tribe.
BTW: 2017 will be the year to be FIERCE! Stayed tuned for more on that topic. 🙂
As always, I’d love to hear from you. What is on your heart for 2017? What is your mantra for the year? Let’s make 2017 a year to be proud of and encourage each other.
The rising tide lifts ALL the boats. 🙂 ~JFK
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!