Moments of Beauty: Helping Homeless Neighbors Feel Known, Seen and Loved

Moments of Beauty

 

WE ALL HAVE THOSE MOMENTS—YOUR WEDDING DAY,

YOUR GRADUATION, YOUR BIRTHDAY—MOMENTS WITH FESTIVITIES AND CROWDS,

DANCING AND SINGING.

But as you know, most days aren’t filled with such pageantry. We go to work. We go to the grocery store. We go to church, the dentist, the gas station. We pay bills, make dinner, do  the dishes, clean the house.

These are the ordinary, everyday tasks that we do week in and week out. In the midst of them, we have good days and bad days. Sometimes, the good days are defined by the modest of moments—making silly faces to your newborn and hearing her laugh for the first time; baking cookies with your grandkids; getting a phone call from your son who left for college last semester.

It’s in moments like these when we feel known, seen and loved. And that’s what makes them beautiful—they’re simple and ordinary, yet they remind us that we are a part of something greater than ourselves. They’re moments of beauty.

Beauty isn’t a word used to describe homelessness. But for people experiencing it, moments of beauty do happen. And it’s in these moments when our friends experiencing homelessness are reminded that they, too, are known, seen and loved.

 

Moments of Beauty Start With You

Help more people feel known, seen and loved today

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Moments of Beauty This Easter

1

A PLACE OF WORSHIP

Amidst the chaos of homelessness, it’s important to provide a quiet space where people can come reflect and worship. We offer chapel services at our Lawrence Street Shelter every day, and on Good Friday we will partner with Volunteers of America to host a special service with nearly a dozen chapel volunteers where we will serve communion to all of our guests.

2

FOOT WASHING

The Son of God, got down on His hands and knees, on the floor, and washed His disciples’ feet. Following Christ’s example, we want to take a posture of humility and remind our guests that they are loved and have worth.

3

MEALS

The food will be delicious, and it’s what happens in-between the meal that is beautiful. It’s the connection— the smiles, the hugs, the conversation, the joy of a shared experience between our guests and our volunteers.

4

GIFTS

Every person who comes to our Easter Celebration will get a new pair of socks donated by St. Lukes Church and a new pair of shoes, courtesy of Runners Roost and New Balance.

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Also in this issue:

  • Letter from the CEO
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • Rockie’s Cleanup
  • Why Denver Rescue Mission Matters

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