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Notes From the Men’s Shelter Winter 2015

We had a wonderful turnout of volunteers this year. As well as our old faithful FRC crew (without whom we would not be able to engage in this ministry!), we had volunteers from CoLab Arts and from a Rutgers student organization called R.U.S.H. (Rutgers University Supporting the Homeless). It is wonderful to engage the wider community in our work. It benefits all of us. Continue reading

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Notes from the Interfaith Rotating Men’s Shelter

By Lolly Schenck It sounds so official and somewhat intimidating when it’s all spelled out like that, but really it’s just fifteen guys and some of us from FRC spending a week or two together. Seven nights, seven sets of … Continue reading

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Men’s Shelter and World-Openness

As an overflow shelter to the Ozanam Shelter on Abeel Street during the winter months, it is hosted by congregation from a variety of faith traditions. Continue reading

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The Rotating Men’s Shelter

First Reformed Church has taken their turn in hosting the homeless men during the winter months for quite a few years. It is one of our many ministries. We have recently completed our second week of the winter of 2013. … Continue reading

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Is There Room for Me?

This question is one that may be asked the week of January 15 thru January 22. They are the date that First Reformed Church will host the overflow men’s shelter. You may be saying, “Do we have to hear this again?” and the answer is yes we do. The reason is that the need still exists for providing shelter for those that are not as fortunate as us.

Help is needed in getting volunteers to stay overnight. If no one is available then the answer to the question in the title of this article is NO THERE IS NO ROOM FOR YOU. Continue reading

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KNAHT UOY

Sknaht uoy is “thank you” spelled backward. Regardless of the way it is spelled, still it is meant for all those who served at the Men’s Shelter in March.
Some nights there were 15 homeless men; other nights there were only 11 or 1 Continue reading

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Gentlemen of the Evening

Gal 13:13 – And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Gentlemen of the Evening – It sounds like it could be the title of either a book or a play, right? Continue reading

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