…Hope
Then to belong to your place by your own knowledge
Of what it is that no other place is, and by
your caring for it as you care for no other place.

~Wendell Berry, from “Sabbath Poems 2007, VI”

Place matters. We are embodied creatures who inhabit one space at a time. RMC gathers in the Avon Theater in the Lakeview District. The glory and poverty of the city can be seen in the streets around us. We seek to become more and more rooted in the parish philosophy of the ancient church by spending time investing in the people and infrastructure of this part of Birmingham with the hopes that our ministry of presence will contribute to bringing the peace of Christ to our city. Other places we spend our time like home, work, school, recreation space— are likewise ways we hope to bless the city through the aroma of Christ.