Come join us in serving the Street People of Downtown Portland on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays each month. (and 5th when there is one).
We are looking for 7 people committed for each Saturday. Normal gathering time is 7:00 to start the preparations for breakfast & lunch meals being served. End time, if you stay and help clean up, is 11 to 11:30 with a "sermon talk" around 9:15/30 till 10:15 and lunch served at 10:30 - 11am, then clean up.
Pastor Alvin will be meeting with those who would be interested learning how to best interact with the street people and getting to know their life stories at 7:30.
If you can not attend Thursday night pack night you can bring some of the items listed in the previous emails to hand out to the street people or to help supply the kitchen needs such as napkins, chinet 125 ct paper plates, forks/knives/spoons. Right now Paulette pays for them out of her own pocket and we'd like to help ease that burden on her.
The leaders of Bible Church do this weekly and they rarely have a free weekend, and it is our hope that we, as a group, will be able to relieve the folks for a weekend off from cooking and preparing in the future.
This is a GREAT event for new people to join in on. Bring money to feed the meters. If you are here the whole time you will need about $5.00 in change or a credit card.
A few of us have done this for 3 weeks now so that we would know the procedures. It is a fun time of sharing with each other and getting to know the street people. They all have very interesting stories and most are willing and eager to be treated like with respect and have a conversation with us.
If you come a few times and feel this is your calling we are looking for a host for the 1st and/or 2nd Saturdays of the month as Tony and Jean are taking the 3rd, 4th and when there is one, the 5th Saturdays as Hosts.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Tony & Jean (hosts)
WE LOOK FOR JESUS IN THE SKY BUT ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS LOOK IN THE MIRROR AS JESUS CALLED US TO BE HIS HANDS AND FEET IN SERVICE UNTIL HIS RETURN