Changes with the Interfaith Shelter

Changes with the Interfaith Shelter

By: Carolyn Wietzel

In Matthew 25, Jesus said, “…I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” The disciples asked, “When did we see you hungry and feed you or thirsty and give you something to drink…?” Jesus replied, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these… you did for me.”

We invite you to serve and get to know some of the overlooked and ignored people that Jesus cherishes and to participate in Foothills’ annual hosting of Interfaith Shelter Network. For two weeks, from February 11-25 we will partner with Summit Unitarian Church Santee, at their church to provide food, shelter, and training for individuals who have no place to live but have been selected by the program due to their willingness and desire to find work and get off the streets.

The hands and feet of many Foothills people will be required to offer this hospitality for the two-week hosting period. Sign-ups for these responsibilities will be on the patio after each worship service starting Sunday, January 15. You may also email me, Missions Chair Carolyn Wietzel, or call (512) 461-4870 to volunteer your time.

The volunteer categories are as follows:

  • Overnight hosts (sleep on site)
  • Meals (deliver home cooked dinners)
  • Transportation (to and from the trolley station/bus stop)
  • Laundry day helpers
  • Provide hygiene packets for each guest

Please review the list above and prayerfully consider how you might put your faith into action by participating in this vital ministry.

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