Colo. church to resume lockers for homeless

Sep 9, 2019 by

Fort Collins (Colo.) Mennonite Fellowship can move ahead with a lockers ministry for homeless people after it resolved a legal conflict with the city. The city council approved a negotiated settlement Aug. 20...

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Warming relations

Feb 4, 2019 by and

What the world needs now is more Coffee Corners. In a time of so much division and strife, it’s refreshing to see people spot a problem and do something about it. The pop-up Hutchinson, Kan., ministry of...

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Kansas ministry offers warmth to homeless community

Feb 4, 2019 by and

Yes, there’s a homeless shelter in Hutchinson, Kan., but no, it’s only open at night. That bothered Lois Mast and her daughter Heidi Mast, who recognized the cold can be just as bitter when people are...

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Miller: Gift of compassion

Dec 17, 2018 by

Aimee Smucker noticed the little dog as she left a Sarasota, Fla., drugstore. The animal lover couldn’t just walk by, so she reached down to pet the Yorkie attached to a leash held by an older man. She...

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Open letter to Jeff Bezos: Amazon or Anabaptist?

Jul 17, 2018 by

Dear Mr. Bezos, The opposition of Amazon (hereafter referred to as “your company”) to a tax law to help the homeless in Seattle was the last straw. Let me explain. After your company stopped construction...

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Indiana congregation puts faith in house of hope

Feb 5, 2018 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Members of Faith Mennonite Church wondered if God was calling them to expand their ministry of hospitality. They’ve found their answer next door. On Dec. 7, 2016, a number of people met at...

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MDS responds to a different kind of disaster: homelessness

Aug 21, 2017 by

DENVER — At the annual meeting of the Mennonite Disaster Service Colorado Unit, board members decided to think outside the box. Instead of responding to a natural disaster, they would address a human...

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Colorado church becomes a haven for the homeless

Feb 9, 2016 by and

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship’s sanctuary is just that for the community’s homeless. The city has 150,000 people yet only two homeless shelters. Its homeless population is twice...

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Friend of homeless?

Aug 4, 2014 by

A verse of Scripture has been haunting me. I hear it as an indictment of an aspect of my personal life. It was read and preached on during Sunday worship in February. Then I found it in the unifying passage of...

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Homeless ministries still going strong in Denver

Jul 7, 2014 by and

At the end of June, half of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church in Lakewood, Colo., volunteered in some way to help five homeless families stay off the streets for a week. They do this four times a year at...

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