IDignity volunteers help one of Orlando's needy receive identification required for employment, opening a bank account and enrolling in community services. Around 75 volunteers serve between 250 and 270 clients each month.
Serving the helpless
Decan's job anything but second-best says one who walks the streets at night
COMING OFF THE STREET
Vicar Martha Frances greets more than 200 men and women each Sunday morning at the parish’s worship service.
Serving the helpless
The Rev. Don Fox welcomes a newcomer, offering a roof and a hot meal. Below, a seasonal worker confides that he hopes to find work soon as a chef.
Volunteer Melanie Mullen prepares breakfast at Charlie's Place for the needy and homeless.
Working in the basement at Church of the Good Shepherd
Pam Shotto, front, and Char Jeffers fold piles of donated clothes, working in the basement at Church of the Good Shepherd in the Green Ridge Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The clothes will be donated to those in need as part of Good Shepherd's outreach program.
Whatsoever You Do
Last Thursday, the “Whatsoever You Do” sculpture, by renowned Christian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz, arrived from Canada to be placed on the front steps of Christ Episcopal Church in East Norwalk, Connecticut, during Holy Week and throughout the month of April in an effort to raise awareness of those who are hungry or without homes. From May through October, the sculpture will make its way around The Episcopal Church in Connecticut. In November, the sculpture will likely return to Christ Church where it will be displayed again for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month; beyond that, the opportunities to share the message are nearly limitless with regard to the sculpture. Ultimately, the desired message of the sculpture is that whatever interaction we have with those who homeless or hungry, that interaction (or choosing to overlook such a person) is with Jesus Christ himself.
Homecoming Sunday: Remembering the Hungry and the Homeless
The SOWERS ministry at Grace and St. Stephen's, Colorado Springs, CO, delivered 3 pans of Rainbow Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin to be shared at the nearby Sunday community supper even as they celebrated their own annual homecoming picnic on the parish lawns. The late season chard in the SOWERS garden was majestic this cool wet summer after years of draught.
Acts 2 Reading
A reader recounts the story of the Holy Spirit coming in power on Pentecost during the Eucharist for the Community of St. Joseph, a ministry among and with Savannah, Georgia's homeless. Homeless persons are leaders in the church, including readers, LEMs, musicians, and advisory board. Tents of a homeless camp can be glimpsed behind the altar.