Update from Balboa Park Outreach Walks

We’ve told you recently about the new Balboa Park Outreach Walks, in which a group from SPC walks the vicinity to meet and connect our neighbors who are homeless. Here’s an update about their latest walk.  Won’t you consider joining them? Join me some Saturday afternoon soon on a walk along Sixth Avenue in Balboa … READ MORE…

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 … READ MORE…

Nurturing the Homeless: Oktoberfest Oct 19th

Melinda and Bob Oslie get in the spirit with Dale Hoppenrath Did you know that Uptown Faith Community Services Center, which aids the homeless, is a Cathedral Ministry? Members of the Cathedral have been an integral part of Uptown since its inception under the Alpha Project, although Alpha is no longer directly involved with Uptown. … READ MORE…

A Lenten reflection on homelessness

Homelessness is a growing phenomenon in America. It takes many forms: There are bankruptsies, foreclosures and short-sales. Banks collect homes when the unemployed default on their mortgage payments. Some people are homeless because of natural disasters like Haiti and Japan. Some are homeless and without kin, who are called orphans. Others are homeless due to … READ MORE…

Lights out

Helena Chan was a volunteer at the interfaith shelter last week. She composed this reflection on the experience after taking a long hike on Saturday. AGAVE ELOPES LETTER NICKS OPINE HOGSBOIL EMIT TRIPLE WORD SCORESCRABBLE WORDS Something to hang on toRandom letters and the board upsidedown sidewaysright side up Not everybody has the same view.Not … READ MORE…

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