Category Archives: Homeless Ministry

359. MissionCast – Easter Buns from Bridge Bread

HaitiA good number of St. Louis churches purchased their Easter buns at Bridge Bread a ministry for sojourners (homeless) in downtown St. Louis. This “Best of MissionCast” episode tells the story. We appreciate Manchester United Methodist Church for the use of the video material. To learn more about this exciting ministry or to find out how to purchase Bridge Bread you can contact LaFayette Park United Methodist Church at lpsecretary@sbcglobal.net

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337. Best of MissionCast – Furnishing Hope – The Word at Shaw United Methodist Church

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The Best of MissionCast: “They have never been treated with such dignity…” Keith Scarborough, pastor of The Word at Shaw United Methodist Church, in St. Louis, was speaking to us about the homeless women who come to his church looking for furniture with which to furnish their apartments. The women receive more than furniture….they receive hope. Thus this new ministry, coordinate by Joleen Mayfield, at the Word at Shaw is called “Furnishing Hope.” It is a partnership ministry with the Shalom House and Green Trails UMC along with some help from other area churches. The ministry is for women who have completed the course at Shalom House and are ready to graduate to an apartment of their own. Picking out furnishing at The Word at Shaw is like going to Dillard’s or Ikea.

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336. MissionCast – Epworth’s Street Outreach to Homeless Youth

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Deb Lemoine, from the Gathering United Methodist Church, cooks for Epworth’s Hot Food Friday outreach program to homeless street youth. In this MissionCast she is assisted by two volunteer youth, Angel and Terrance. Once the hot lunch is ready it is available all afternoon until it runs out to homeless youth who drop into the center located at Delmar and Trinity in U City, St. Louis. Other churches that participate in the Street Outreach Services of Epworth are Manchester UMC, Mt. Zion UMC and Green Trails UMC. For information about your congregation reaching out to street youth call 314-961-5718.

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333. Toxic Charity – Serving While Empowering the Poor

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Held at Manchester United Methodist Church and sponsored by the Office of Creative Ministries, Bob Lupton, who lives and works among the poor of Atlanta’s inner-city presented a workshop on how to both serve and empower the poor.

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306. MissionCast – Winter Shelter – Wilkes Blvd. UMC

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Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church in Columbia opened its doors to host the homeless during the entire frigid month of January. The congregation has also opened its doors to the homeless by providing space for Columbia’s Loaves and Fishes homeless feeding ministry. Both of these ministries have wide support from Columbia churches which provide funds and volunteers, but the Wilkes Blvd. congregation has recently reached out to the people living in their immediate community by providing space for these and other community outreach ministries. Your MissionCast crew enjoyed worshiping with the congregation and interviewing pastor Meg Hegemann in order to bring you this mission story.

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