Thursday, February 09, 2006

Super Bowl For The Homeless

Sunday night was by far one of the coolest events I've ever been associated with in my ministry tenure. Our Community Outreach Team spent the past couple of months preparing to host clients from three area homeless shelters for a roll-out-the-red-carpet Super Bowl party. We had the giant screen (9 x 12), 25 XL pizzas, and enough nachos, shrimp & misc. snack foods to feed an army. We sent our vans downtown to transport everyone out to our place. It was a very, very cool moment when 80 or so of our guests came streaming in to join us for the game. I enjoyed it. The only thing that would have made it better would have been the Colts playing in the game. But that really didn't matter, either. Amazing how so often we can't get folks involved to serve, volunteer, donate time or money for a variety of program ideas. But for something real, involving real people? We had more volunteers than we knew what to do with, and more baked goods & food than could possibly be eaten. Hard to describe how special those few hours were.

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