Jesus began his life with us in homelessness.
We at Wallingford UMC feel called this year to respond to the homelessness we see around us:
How can we show compassion? How can we bring about justice?
This page, then, is a gathering place for:
STORIES AND REFLECTIONS
(contact Barb Bash if you have a contribution for this page!)
- Stories about connections we have made to homeless people
- Efforts made in volunteering or advocacy
- Ideas about ways forward
- Reflections on homelessness and having a home
Pastor Ann Berney wrote this piece for the January Wellwisher:
Bringing God’s Love to Reality
Barb Bash offered this reflection on her volunteer work recently at Sunday worship:
Suffering, Compassion and the English Language
- Links to places we can volunteer
- Links to advocacy information and efforts we might participate in
Volunteer at Mary’s Place Rotating Shelter at Ravenna UMC– February 9-16; next week there will be in May 2016
Download their Volunteer Handbook here
contact Rev. Hal Perry for more info
Firesteel is the YWCA’s social media advocacy platform. It offers a super-easy way to contact state legislators in support of measures relating to homelessness that are currently under consideration in Olympia. For a weekly dose of inspiring blog posts and videos that can be used to build awareness and support for ending homelessness, sign up for the Firesteel blog.
YWCA Volunteer Services offer a wide array of options for volunteering at the YWCA including Angeline’s Center for Homeless Women located at Third and Lenora in Belltown.
Visit All Home King County’s website-statistics, news, legislative action, plans
Link to One Home, an effort to encourage landlords to rent to people coming out of homelessness by using liaisons to support both landlord and tenant