Five Points

The Reassurance Of Chaos

It’s hard to forget the way I felt the evening of May 23, 2013. Growing up in church and surrounded for the most part by a safe and secure environment, I had grown to associate the safety of a decent upbringing that every child should experience with the way I thought everyone’s church experience should be: safe and secure. Yet here I was, about to stand in front of a cast of misfits: the neglected and forgotten of their families, the hurting and broken people of society that had become my friends. We were about to have church with a…

This is my story and I need somebody to hear it

The following post was written by Jaime Olivarez. It is a firsthand account of a conversation that happened here in Five Points. Sadly, these accounts happen with too much regularity. This story is told to help you pray with focus and compassion. Thank you. We were walking to our favorite local coffee shop in Five Points called Coffee at the Point. A woman approached us and asked for money — $2.50. We rarely carry cash and we knew this request was for drug money. Even though we said no, she continued to walk with us. The next half hour was…