Homelessness

Articles

May 29, 2008

A unique opportunity to reach out to the homeless occurred recently at Calvary Church in Cincinnati.

Choir member David Dreith and the Rev. Jason Leo, Calvary's rector, engaged in a friendly competition of scavenging clothes that had been discarded on the streets or sidewalks of...

December 3, 2007

Carol never could catch up financially. Before she could pay for rent, food and child care, her purse was empty. As we became friends, I often found her staring into an empty refrigerator and crying over her broken marriage. Although she was a teacher, she didn't manage money well, and she was...

November 25, 2007

Church youth group members in Reno, Neveda, devised a project last year that became such a success they are doing it again this Christmas.

Moved by stories of what homeless people face in wintertime Reno, including frequently going without socks or underwear because those items so rarely...

March 12, 2007

The Rev. Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, Calif., had a simple message -- it came from John the Baptist – and a great idea. The proof is still piling up in the corridors and back rooms at All Saints. “If you have two coats, share with the person who has no coat.” That...

February 26, 2007

I awoke with a start at 7:15 on a November Sunday morning in a hotel in Washington, D.C. Time enough to get to an 8 a.m. service, I thought.

My Washington priest friend with whom I had eaten dinner two nights earlier mentioned that there was a church nearby. I found a phone book and rang...

September 30, 2005

The streets of DuPont Circle in Northwest Washington, D.C., are hot and steamy in late summer, and morning brings little relief. Many homeless people have nowhere to go. Some lucky ones know about Charlie’s Place.

An outreach ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Charlie’s Place...

February 1, 2005

“What does a deacon do?”

Such was the question from a bartender about to close at 2 a.m. There are others, from church friends who know I’m attending the School for Deacons at Berkeley: “Why don’t you go all the way?” “Why don’t you become a priest?” They suggest that deacons are...

October 31, 2004

You may be surprised to learn that Jesus was in our parish hall a few Sundays ago after the 10:30 service. He was sitting by himself at a table near the piano.

There was quite a bit of activity that day. Most of the tables were full of people enjoying coffee and conversation. A group of...

October 31, 2004

You may be surprised to learn that Jesus was in our parish hall a few Sundays ago after the 10:30 service. He was sitting by himself at a table near the piano.

There was quite a bit of activity that day. Most of the tables were full of people enjoying coffee and conversation. A group of...

April 30, 2004

I RODE THE well-used elevator down one floor to the basement of Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church in midtown Houston, accompanied by several people who had slept in a park the night before. We smelled the coffee as soon as the doors opened and, after filling Styrofoam cups, walked down the...

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