An experiment is underway to bring together members of a Tulsa congregation and residents of a housing program for formerly homeless mentally ill men and women. They are creating a self supporting business enterprise which will bring both groups together to build relationships and explore together the challenging world of entrepreneurship. This unusual business partnership will create a wage for the residents born out of the intentionality of justice, mercy and loving kindness. The residents will increase their self-sufficiency as well as develop the capacity to help others with greater need in the neighborhood. Friendships will teach the sacredness. The residents will bring their eager desire to overcome adversity and members of the congregation will bring their considerable business savvy. Experiments are ripe with potential – both desirable and undesirable. Follow along with us as we tell the unfolding story of Altamont Bakery.

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