S T O R I E S

We’re happy to share the following stories and experiences, as written by individuals and ecclesias who have participated in outreach initiatives.

Our hope is that by sharing these stories, others will be encouraged and inspired to do the same whenever the opportunity arises (Galatians 6:10).

December 2020
Pittsburgh Ecclesia
The bridges and overpasses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Recipient: Saturday Suppers
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
Pittsburgh is known as the “City of Bridges.” There are 446 of them that cross three major rivers: the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio. In fact, there are more bridges here than any other city in the world. Even Venice, Italy has fewer. As Christadelphians we all are in the business of bridge building—both interpersonally and …
November 2020
Cataumet Ecclesia
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Recipient: Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
Here’s a picture of Nate with Bags of Love delivery. He unboxed them and brought them to his friend’s mother, Lori, who is a DCF employee locally. Their office is closed now due to COVID, so we could not get pics at the site.  The other two pics are of texts from Lori explaining how …
November 2020
Barrie Ecclesia
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Recipient: Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
Here are some members of the Barrie Ecclesia dropping of the sleeping bags as well as some care packages we made that included hats and mitts, hygiene items, a Bible and the Bible Hope book. We delivered them to the Lighthouse soup kitchen and shelter in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. In the picture is Bro Bruce …
November 2020
Springfield Ecclesia
Brattleboro, Vermont
Recipient: Ground Works, Our Place, Turning Point Recovery Center
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
This morning I rounded up some teenagers. We unboxed the sleeping bags and added a large print New Testament with a contact information card tucked inside to each bag. The card has some Bible learning websites as well as our ecclesial website and address printed on it. We delivered the sleeping bags today to three …
November 2020
San Francisco Peninsula Ecclesia
Sparks Reno, Nevada
Recipient: Good Shepherd's Clothes Closet
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
My Experience: I was inspired by the Bags of Love Appeal due to the homeless situation and lack of affordable housing in the Sparks Reno Area of Nevada. It’s an old story: The Endowment Effect and Loss Aversion play out in the Real Estate Market and those in the lower range of median income suffer, …
November 2020
Portland Ecclesia
Beaverton, Oregon
Recipient: HomePlate Youth Services
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
The Portland Christadelphian meeting room is located in Beaverton, about ten miles away from downtown Portland, Oregon. Shockingly, there are around 2000 children (K-12) who are affected by homelessness in the Beaverton School district, yet there is only one non-profit organization that specifically helps homeless youth: HomePlate. Heart-breakingly, there are around 400 of these children …