Each winter, First United Methodist Church of Sacramento hosts homeless guests on campus for overnight stays. During the cold, wet months, this is a life-saving mission (called Safeground) in which many faith communities participate.
This year, churches have been told that there will be no public homeless shelter in Sacramento, which will make Safeground more important than ever.
Costa Mantis, a filmmaker and formerly homeless individual, has produced a compelling film series called Searching for Safeground. The series will premiere at FUMC Sacramento and be shown on five consecutive Second Saturdays* at 5 p.m., beginning October 8.
The film will be screened in the chapel of FUMC. Each segment in the series is 40 minutes long and will be followed by a Question/Response time with the filmmaker.
Representatives of many local faith communities and Safeground supporters will be in attendance. Although this is a free event, a $5 donation is requested. All net proceeds will be donated to Safeground.
You will be able to purchase DVD copies of the Costa Mantis film at the event.
First UMC of Sacramento is located at 2100 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Call the church at 916.446.5025 for more information. You can get directions on the church's webpage, using the Google Maps feature.
*Second Saturday is a free monthly art walk/cultural event, primarily in downtown and midtown Sacramento (some neighboring communities also take part).