Communities of Transformation hosts “Taste and See”

By Anthoney Lewis

Montgomery, AL– Communities of Transformation (COT) Hosted “Taste and See” on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Perry Hill United Methodist Church.

COT is a new way for Montgomery churches to work together. Through weekly meetings, COT partners limited-income families with community volunteers and provides these families with the tools they need to move toward self-sufficiency and stability.

The primary goal of COT is to move families toward self-sufficiency and away from instability, isolation, and dependence. “We offer life skills training, positive encouragement, and a supportive environment” said Jennifer Lancaster, Site Coordinator for Montgomery. “Anyone who envisions change and can make it happen is a leader.”

Participants in the program go through a twelve-week training program that uses Awaken, a personal leadership training curriculum. This training focuses on five core areas: Financial, Spiritual, Relational, Intellectual, and Physical.

The United Methodist Church worldwide has committed to Ministry with the Poor as one of four focus areas. COT is just that – an initiative that works with the poor, not to the poor or for the poor. COT is designed to transform lives through the building of intentional relationships across socioeconomic, cultural, and racial lines.

For more information about COT and the programs they offer contact Jennifer Lancaster at  or visit

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