Engage in Ministry With the Poor for Lent

March 10, 2011

Registration deadline is March 19 for "'Word on the Street': Radical Hospitality with the Homeless" workshop.

In his new article, "Lent Is 'a Very Good Place to Be,'" Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. recommends an upcoming workshop as an "excellent" activity for Lent, for those in the Sacramento area.
 
"'Word on the Street': Radical Hospitality with the Homeless" will take place on Thursday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Sacramento's First United Methodist Church. It's an opportunity to explore – through hands-on exercises and reflection – how faith and natural compassion can make a difference to the homeless community.
 
Taught by the Rev. Linda Kelly-Baker of Side-By-Side Ministries, the workshop offers practical advice to use and share when meeting the homeless stranger or welcoming the homeless at your church. Participants will acquire a clearer understanding of the diversity within the homeless community and will obtain the skills needed to relate appropriately to people on the street.
 
The workshop is open to everyone. It offers credit of .5 CEUs for appointed pastors.
 
$65 fee includes lunch and materials and helps support Side-By-Side Ministries with the Poor.
 
Registration closes on Friday, March 19 and space is limited – so don't wait to register!
 
Click here to register and/or to donate to this ministry.
 
Download flyer here.
 
For more information contact Linda Kelly-Baker at 916.443.4362 or revlinda@sidebysidewiththehomeless.org – or visit the Side-By-Side website at www.SideBySideWithTheHomeless.org.
 
FUMC, where the March 24 workshop will take place, is located at 2100 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816. Get directions using the built-in Google Maps feature on the church's webpage on the Conference website at cnumc.org.