Ministry With* The Poor Experiential Training

May 28, 2015

The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) will sponsor an experiential training at Glide UMC, San Francisco, from October 14 to 16.  This experiential training will focus on: enacting a ministry of unconditional love and acceptance; building the beloved community; embracing and experiencing those who are not like us; and, living out this spirituality.  
 
Following urban flight of the white middle class in the 60's, Glide revisioned downtown urban ministry in San Francisco for a new day and age. Glide responded creatively and faithfully with effective programs that include recovery circles, housing, legal aid, medical care, HIV/AIDS services, unlearning violence, women's empowerment, and family and children's support. To learn more about Glide, click here.
 
Cost is $100 with the event starting at noon on Wednesday, and ending at noon on Friday. To register, click here.
 
The following lodging options are available:
 

  • UMC Waller Center, very affordable but requires taking public transportation to Glide or having own transportation. 1525 Waller St., San Francisco, CA 94117. $20 per person per night in a dorm setting.
www.wallercenter.org 
 
  • Hilton SF Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, 94102. Rates from $279 per night.
www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com 
 
  • JW Marriott SF Union Square, 515 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Rates from $199 per night.
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfojw-jw-marriott-san-francisco-union-square
 
  • Parc 55 Wydham SF Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Rates from $189 per night.
www.parc55hotel.com