Shelter

Shelter Season Recap

Shelter Season Recap

The shelter is closed after 7 months of housing those who are experiencing homelessness. Michael spent more time with the residents of our social hall than anyone else. Every day he sat in the Christian Education building for 2-3 hours while folks showered and did their laundry. This...

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Outreach Seeking Input on Cupboard

Outreach Seeking Input on Cupboard

The Outreach SLG is meeting on June 23rd at 6pm to discuss the shelter closing at the end of the month and what this means for revamping the Saturday Cupboard. At this time, the church is looking to hire a COVID-19 specialized cleaning company to do a thorough cleaning of the social...

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Outreach SLG Update

Outreach SLG Update

As we inch into June, we wanted to update you on what is happening within our leadership group.  The shelter remains open until further notice. We will allow the shelter to be a safe haven for as long as necessary according to the City’s safety guidelines. The Giving Tuesday...

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Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, 2020

*** Below is a letter that Outreach has sent to all of Old First’s friends who support the Outreach Programs and the Homeless Shelter ***   Dear Friends of Old First, I think you all already know, but Old First Reformed United Church of Christ and Bethesda Project jointly...

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Look for the Helpers

Look for the Helpers

Last week, Outreach received word from Bethesda Project that all volunteer shifts would be terminated at their community sites and residences. This was a blow to our shelter which is part of their Church Shelter Program (CSP). We quickly mobilized to let the scheduled volunteers for...

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