Director’s Blog

19
Mar

A Day of Exceptions

Sunday, March 19, was a day of exceptions. I personally didn’t get to be at UCO. I spoke at the National Council of Jewish Women’s, Long Beach all day conference. […]

12
Mar

Girl Scout Cookies!

Sunday, March 12 came with an early surprise donation of Girl Scout Cookies from Kirsten Pickus’s daughter, Mattea Fisher.  We had just enough volunteers to get the meals prepared and […]

05
Mar

Rainy Days

“Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.” That darn Carpenters’ song ran through my head last Sunday when we began setting up for our Sunday Drop In Center at […]

27
Feb

On a Pilgrimage

This morning I was thinking about the meaning of the word “Pilgrim” since that is the name of the newsletter at the First Congregational Church, one of the places we […]

19
Feb

Paper Hearts and Carnations

Sunday, February 19, was a third Sunday of the month and as we expected we had quite a crowd of people come to us. It had been raining for several […]

12
Feb

Many Kinds of Love

I am writing this on Valentine’s Day and thinking about our client guests with love. It’s not “that” we love them that matters as much as “how” we love them. […]

05
Feb

Winds of Opportunity and Adversity

What’s the meaning of Life? All of us little “ants” running around among the swirling winds of opportunity and adversity. It seemed like Sunday, February 5, could be identified in […]

29
Jan

More Guests Than Chairs

Sunday, January 29, was a 5th Sunday and we had a lot of guests. We didn’t have enough chairs and had to ask folks who had eaten to give up […]

22
Jan

A Warm Meal and Blankets

Good morning! I’m writing this the Tuesday after our 1-22-17 Sunday Intake Day at Urban Community Outreach’s Drop-in-Center. My day usually starts with several text messages of encouragement to client […]

15
Jan

Four Clients Get Housing!

While client guests at our UCO Drop-In-Center worry about getting their next meal and where they can lay their head, most of us worry about things like will the airlines […]

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