‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25: 35-40
We seek to foster face-to-face, heart-to-heart community with young people living on the streets. Our friendships often begin as odd, curious encounters: people who suddenly walk up with socks and smiles. Asking questions and waiting for answers. Patience with long rants or complaints. Lingering, sitting on sidewalks together, and sometimes, once in a while, it becomes not so much us and them, but only us.
Our Wednesday nights are spent walking, lots of walking, listening, encountering God in the kids, each other and ourselves, the boundaries “us,” “them” and God sometimes blurring. Our desire is to embody the presence of Jesus and to encounter the presence of Jesus in unexpected places. Desired skills will include humility, respect, gratitude, learning, community, prayer.
Join one of our weekly walks on Wednesday nights from 6-9 PM to listen, love and pray. For more information about getting involved, contact Tim Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imago Dei is partnering with the Village Support Network, an initiative in which teams composed of members of local congregations assist a family over a six-month period during their transition from shelter to housing. Teams support families in following through on their sustainability plans, provide a small family assistance fund to invest in their success and help connect them with local resources and integrate into their new community.
Join our Imago Dei team to support a family transitioning out of homelessness or even explore starting a team of your own. Contact Luke Pinneo for more info: email@example.com.
Meals with those Living on the Streets
The vision of 3 O’Clock People is to embody the hospitality of Christ to those in our neighborhood struggling to survive. We strive to make food we would want to eat, give away clothing we would want to wear and treat everyone like we would want to be treated (Matthew 7:12). We believe God has created us equally in his image, and those who serve are no more or less valuable than those who are served. This is why both those who cook and those who come to eat are the 3 O’Clock People.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.