Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Meet our homeless neighbors: an invitation

Sisters and Brothers,

Our first three Saturday afternoon Balboa Park Outreach Walks with Chris Wells and Mary Doak have already generated some moving experiences for all involved.  Won't you consider joining them for these hour-long walks (3:30-4:30) some Saturday soon?  Email me if you're interested.

We could use the help of a lawyer with some of the issues that individuals in the park are facing -- please let me know if you'd like to help in this way.

Here are some additional upcoming opportunities to get to know our homeless neighbors:

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes: 
THIS Monday, Nov 11
Join me downtown as we walk the streets with Tim Driscoll, founder of Walk A Mile In Their Shoes, this Monday (11/11) from 6:15-8:30 pm.  Walk a Mile is a volunteer organization that provides a simple meal and conversation for those whom volunteers meet on the streets.  We'll meet in the Ace parking lot at 6th and Ash at 6:15 to begin the night's adventure.  Let me know if you're coming, and call my cell if you're having trouble finding us: 619-977-8173.

Downtown Fellowship Meeting: 
Thurs, Nov 14
Susan Munsey, the executive director of GenerateHope, will be speaking at the monthly Downtown Fellowship meeting at East Village Community Church (1374 Island Ave) from 11:30-1 (lunch provided, $5 donation welcome).  GenerateHope serves victims of sex trafficking, and Downtown Fellowship is a network of churches serving the homeless downtown.

Tour of Connections Housing: 
Fri, Dec 6
Join me for a tour of Connections Housing with Bruce Menser, director of Downtown Fellowship, on Friday, December 6 from 9:30-11 am.  Connections is a new, innovative service and residential complex for the homeless downtown.

What learning and challenge awaits in Christ's name?


The Rev. Colin Mathewson

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