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Homeless problem hits the news

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Our church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster, has been in the news a lot lately as a result of homeless people sleeping on the steps of the church.  Local merchants and residents are alarmed that Wooster's homeless problem has increased, not just on the church steps but throughout downtown Wooster.
Trinity has had a weekday morning breakfast program for 23 years.  We average serving 65-70 people per day.  Trinity's staff, members and volunteers know many of the participants by name and many have been coming to breakfast for years.  Trinity makes the breakfast a safe space as we try to build a caring community with anyone who attends.
Kevan, Leila, and a few other church members attended a couple of Wooster City Council meetings where they were trying to pass a law that would fine people for being homeless.  At the meetings, Kevan talked about the homeless problem.  HeKevan's talk from the first City Council Meeting:
I did not come tonight to talk about theology, al…

Alternative Gift Market - Sunday December 2, 2018 - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Alternative Gift Market - 12/2/18 - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church - 201 N. Market St.  Wooster, Ohio  44691
Do you have trouble finding the right Christmas gifts?  Ever wonder how quickly your gift is thrown away?  Find a solution to your gift-giving problems this year at the Alternative Gift Market where you can give someone else an opportunity to have a better life!
Join us at the Alternative Gift Market on Sunday December 2, 2018 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church (201 N. Market St.  Wooster, Ohio  44691).  At the Alternative Gift Market, you can browse a variety of displays representing humanitarian relief agencies around the world;  you may then purchase $5.00 "shares" in as many as you would like, to give as gifts to friends and loved ones.  With each share purchased, you will receive a Christmas card and a description of the relief project to give you as your alternative gift.  In addition, World Crafts will also be selling fair trad…