Street Choir Benefit Concert: Homeless Serving the Homeless Through Music

Lyssa Melonakos of First Presbyterian Church shares this event with us: The San Diego Street Choir, featured in the Union Tribune back in December, has grown a lot over the past year, both in numbers and in confidence. The Street Choir is a choir designed for individuals experiencing homelessness. Despite the nature of street life—a … READ MORE…

Clothing donations requested

Claudia Dixon writes As winter approaches, our homeless neighbors who live in the park are in need of warm clothing. In addition to socks and underwear we also need: Men’s and Women’s pants ( jeans, cargos), in S-M-L, Jackets, long sleeve shirts, Sweat shirts, sweaters in S-M-L. Please bring your clothing donations to Showers of … READ MORE…

Showers Stories: Christian’s Progress

Showers Stories is our new series about the Showers of Blessing ministry, where we share stories of volunteers and guests.  Claudia Dixon writes:   A week or so ago I posted a story on the Blog about a homeless young man who regularly comes to our Showers Of Blessings and also now comes regularly to … READ MORE…

Being Homeless

One of our long time showers guests in his new donated jacket at Christmas What kind of shoes would you want to wear if you lived on the street night and day and had to walk long distances to get whatever you needed? What kind of pants and shirts would you choose to wear if … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon:Mary, Judas, and the Rest of Us

The air in the house in Bethany is thick with drama. Recently Jesus had raised from the dead the man sitting next to him, Lazarus, and now the authorities had issued a warrant for Jesus’ arrest. So he’s returned in secret just a week before Passover, preferring to rest on the edges of Jerusalem, in … READ MORE…

The homeless, and the San Diego clean-up

Paula Peeling of the  St. Paul’s Outreach Committee writes, Our fellow parishioner and SPC verger, Don Mitchell, posted the following on Facebook on  March 5. I appreciated his multiple perspectives on the recent City postings about unattended property. His statement nudges each of us to face our own thoughts about sanitation, a “clean San Diego,” the constant … READ MORE…

Showers of blessing update (with photos!)

Dear Friends,  What an amazingly beautiful morning! Today, very early on, I gave Colin a bad time because (well, because I always give Colin a bad time) I thought he was being Pollyannaish when he declared very early, “This is the best Showers yet!” And I’m not going to admit this to him so, Colin, … READ MORE…

Feeding people with Loving Spoonfuls

Cathedral friend Cliff Berkowitz has been inspired by Loving Spoonfuls, and invites you to join him.  He writes, Loving Spoonfuls, a San Diego based non-profit organization founded in 2014, has a mission to provide daily meals to those in need. I have been a proud supporter and volunteer since their beginning. By partnering with organizations … READ MORE…

“Meet Christ in these faces”

While I’ve only been volunteering with the Doors of Change program for about a month, it has already been such an honor and a pleasure to be involved. These homeless youth have many needs. But for me, volunteering with the youth is so much more than meeting a practical need. It’s more than about confronting … READ MORE…

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