Temple Sha’arey Shalom and Community Presbyterian Church Participate in Homeless Sabbath Weekend
Over the weekend of December 15 – 17, 2017, a group of non-profit agencies and interfaith congregations organized multi-faith congregations in Union County, New Jersey to participate in the Homeless Sabbath Weekend, a multi-faith “call to action.”
This “call to action” was the Second Annual Homeless Sabbath Weekend December 15-17, 2017.
Organizers of the Homeless Sabbath weekend and Vigil include:
The congregation spoke about light in the darkness and their role as bearers of light and protection to all those who are in need. The congregation’s President spoke about the many activities that the synagogue supports to help the homeless.
The congregation encouraged all of its members to join in our projects which help to feed and get to know neighbors through different organizations. All those who lit candles pledged that their family would do more in their communal lives through certain organizations to help get rid of homelessness.
The congregation used a litany for the homeless instead of its usual responsive reading of a psalm. The church’s pastor included special mention of the needs of the homeless or near homeless in its main prayer of the morning and made mention of the needs in the sermon.