Just 3 Gifts

Dec 13, 2019  |     |   General

As Christmas approaches we start frantically shopping for gifts. We want to get that perfect gifts for that special person. We often get so busy we forget why we give to others. It is not the amount ...

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Christmas Bells

Dec 11, 2019  |     |   General

When you see the words “Christmas Bells” what do you think of? At Open Door Mission we think about Christmas gifts for our single men and women that come in on Christmas eve or day. They come seek...

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Clean Out that Closet!

Dec 9, 2019  |     |   General

The holidays are a good time to clean out those closets. Cleaning them out now serves a two-fold purpose…you get space for all the new Christmas gifts and your gently used items can benefit those th...

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A Tree With a Difference

Dec 6, 2019  |     |   General

Jack Frost’s cold winds are nipping at little fingers and big ones too! At Open Door Mission we have people coming and going all winter. We have children that tend to lose their mittens, just like t...

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Making a List, Checking It Twice

Dec 4, 2019  |     |   General

It is crunch time for Christmas gift buying, especially for the thousands of children living in poverty. Because there are so many children in need Santa needs help, your help. Project Santa is a prog...

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Unsuspected Blessings

Dec 2, 2019  |     |   General

Several of the staff at Open Door Mission teach a class for the New Live Recovery Program along with their other duties. Teaching a class is a joy as we see our guests grow strong in their faith and r...

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A Special Advent Calendar

Nov 29, 2019  |     |   General

Most of us are familiar with Advent calendars. Children love the ones that have piece of candy or other treat. There are some “adult” ones that count down the time you have to have everything read...

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Pray with Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2019  |     |   General

Tomorrow, Thursday November 28th, is Thanks giving Day. It is a time to pause and remember all our blessing throughout the year. It should be a “family affair”, where even children can give thanks...

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Thoughts From the Schoolyard

Nov 25, 2019  |     |   General

I am blessed to speak to various middle and high schools in the area about homelessness. The students often write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am alway...

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Sharing the Bounty

Nov 22, 2019  |     |   General

Open Door Mission relies on the help of our volunteers to share the bounty of their time and talents.   Throughout the year we are blessed to have a variety of volunteers make a difference, sometime...

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Thoughts From the Schoolyard

Nov 18, 2019  |     |   General

I am blessed to speak to various middle and high schools in the area about homelessness. The students often write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am alway...

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Sleep Warm

Nov 15, 2019  |     |   General

Think about it…don’t you love going to bed on a cold night to snuggle under warm blankets?  I love snuggling under blankets and am blessed to have quite few (gifts from those that know my guilty ...

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Turkeys and Hams, Oh My!

Nov 13, 2019  |     |   General

Would you like to help Open Door Mission feed 213,500 this holiday season?  In order to meet the growing need of providing holiday meals to the homeless, working poor, disenfranchised and those witho...

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Adopt-A-Guest

Nov 8, 2019  |     |   General

Do you want to make Christmas memorable this year? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life (or several people’s lives)? Would you like your children to have a chance to show the true Ch...

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