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VINEYARD ARTS GUILD


One of the church groups I am connected to is the Vineyard Church of Houston.

This is the church my parents attend and a few former Redeemer members have shifted into this church, including the Bakers.

A church that split off from this one - Vineyard Clear Lake - also contains some former Redeemer members (the Tenney family)


Vineyard Church of Houston has a group called the Arts Guild, and Vineyard Clear Lake has something similar (a media group).

I am hoping to use my own personal art skills, and my contacts in these various church groups, in support of a venture that the Vineyard Church of Houston has initiated: "A 2nd Cup".

A 2nd Cup is a coffee shop attached to the Vineyard Church of Houston.  They are attempting to help human-trafficking victims (i.e. slaves)
People think of slavery as a historical phenomenon, but slavery is still practiced today, and underground human trafficking is taking place in many countries, including some areas in the United States.

A 2nd Cup is attempting to raise funding for groups that can free/rehabilitate people who have suffered in captivity.

They're doing this with a coffee shop, selling coffee to raise funding for these programs.

Other members of the church have pitched in by organizing events like a bake sale, art show, etc, different ways to demonstrate support.

So now I'm planning on donating a batch of over a dozen of my art pieces, including this new one (the pastel work shown above).
If anyone else wants to pitch in an artwork or two that'd be great.

They can sell them, auction them, whatever, to raise funding towards the end goal of stopping human trafficking.

Right now I am discussing this with a few key members of the church and once we've identified a time that works, hopefully there'll be an art sale and we can make some sort of difference.  I'll be sending messages to the various [churches] described on this website, and maybe we'll be able to mobilize some good foot traffic to the coffee shop.

Note that even if you're not interested in the art items, you can also show support by buying a cup of coffee there.

A 2ND CUP
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