Common Cathedral Providing HOPE for Many Without a Safe Place to Lie Down and Rest
December 17, 2016
“Found my homeless cross tonight while packing for vaca. Just seeing it brought immediate love and reflection upon the 33 friends we lost while I was the executive director at HOPE. This cross came from Common Cathedral, a street church that has been operating every Friday night since 2007. It was started by those willing to go out into the streets to be with our brothers and sisters. Some of us started a street outreach service for the unsheltered homeless after 5 people froze to death in Boulder county in the winter of 2006/2007 and others started a church service and fellowship to meet people where they are, give them a place to have a voice, and encourage them to hang on one more day. I’m proud to say both services and scandalous emergency church shelters are still going strong nearly 10 years later. Thinking tonight of Dawn, Gary, Don, Robert, Miguel, Mike, Logan, Diane and so many others. Some of the best times of my life with these folks and the amazing volunteers who were there with them night after night.”
I recall this and was given one also. What a gift. To be doing something tangible to change people’s lives for good and prevent needless loss of life.