The Common Good
December 1994-January 1995

Connections

by Sojourners | December 1994-January 1995

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Live in a L'Arche Community in Portland, Oregon. Join our faith-based community, where we share life with and provide care for persons with developmental disabilities. Help us expand by joining our efforts to open a second home soon. Contact L'Arche Nehalem, 107 SE 86th Ave., Portland, OR 97216; (503) 252-8765.

Casa Marianella, a shelter for Central American refugees and other Spanish-speaking immigrants in Texas, needs full-time volunteers immediately. Spanish-speaking skills are essential. Room, board, and stipend are provided. Contact Terri English at Casa Marianella, 821 Gunter, Austin, TX 78702; (512) 385-5571.

A newly opening hospitality house is looking for a Christian individual willing to make a commitment of at least six months as a live-in supervisor. The house will serve family members of terminally ill inmates of a maximum security hospital. Stipend, health insurance, and room and board will be provided. Verifiable commitment to Christian service is required. Send a résumé to Emmaus Enterprises, Box 397, Canastota, NY 13032.

Hope House of St. Croix Valley, an adult foster care residence for people living with AIDS, has immediate openings and seeks committed individuals as care partners to assist with daily living needs and domestic chores. No experience is required; training is available. Room, board, and stipend are provided. Contact Hope House, 451 N. Everett St., Stillwater, MN 55082.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a ministry that places full-time volunteers in social service agencies in seven U.S. cities, is seeking an executive director. Three years of experience directing a social service agency or ministry is desired. Contact: Julie Hamre, Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 387-3222.

Christ House, a residential medical center for homeless men in Washington, D.C., affiliated with Church of the Saviour and Health Care for the Homeless Project, has openings for three full-time positions: physician, registered nurse, and dietician.Please send résumés to Jim Lindsay, 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; or call (202) 328-1100, 9-5.

Norlanco Medical Associates, a 12-physician family practice group, has an immediate opening for a board-certified family physician. Located 20 miles from both Lancaster and Harrisburg, it is an excellent place to live and raise a Christian family. Contact Marvin Siegrist, Administrator, 418 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022; (717) 653-1467.

COMMUNITY LIVING OPPORTUNITIES

I am a 36-year-old Danish woman with social work experience who wants to join a Christian community in South Africafor part of 1995. The practice of community is a priority for me. I have seven years experience from Denmark and Norway. Contact Dorte Sorensen, Grundet Bakke 14, DK-700 Vejle, Denmark; fax: 45-75-81-42-23.

A small monastic community forming in California seeks persons interested in alternative, shared living with persons with developmental disabilities. Daily worship and commitment to nonviolence and global justice are expected. Worship includes blessings and prayer through art, drum, and dance in an independent house-church that is eucharistic, gospel-based, and egalitarian. Open to men and women, single or married. Contact Mary and John Brisbee, Hosanna House, 121 Bradley, Morro Bay, CA 93442; (805) 772-2359.

I am an Episcopalian woman seeking men and women growing in their relationship to a God that is beyond gender to form a residential, spiritual community in the Alexandria, Virginia area. Call Rochelle Applewhite at (703) 768-1713.

RETREATS & CONFERENCES

The National Coalition on the Aging is hosting its 45th annual conference, "Paths to the Future: Aging in the 21st Century," in Dallas, Texas, January 21-25, 1995. The conference will provide information on trends in aging, a forum for policy makers, and support for the White House Conference on Aging taking place in May. Contact Conference Department, NCOA, 409 Third St. SW, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 479-6998.

"Let the Children Come Unto Me: Worship With Children " will be sponsored by The Georgetown Center in Philadelphia and Boston. Workshops begin with an evening of song and prayer with Christopher Walker and are followed by day sessions featuring Walker and Bob Piercy. Workshops take place at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, February 10-11, and at the Newton Campus of Boston College, March 31-April 1. Contact The Georgetown Center, 3513 N St. NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 687-4420.

MISCELLANEOUS

A small pen-pal service in England is seeking persons interested in writing to prisoners and/or senior citizens in England and the United States. Contact Addie Wilson, 73 Dale Road, Wickersley, Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, S66 ODA England.

Sojourners would like to create a "Community of Communities" wall at the magazine office, celebrating all of our sister communities around the world. If you would like to be included, please send a small symbol of your community along with a letter telling us who you are (i.e. date founded, location, vision, mission, theme song, etc). Send creative contributions to Rose Berger, Sojourners, 2401 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Get your church community involved in the "Souper Bowl." On Super Bowl Sunday, January 29, churches nationwide will collect money in soup bowls and send it to a local soup kitchen or food bank. Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in South Carolina started the program in 1990. Last year, 1,700 churches across 30 denominations in 49 states participated and raised $250,000. Call Brad Smith at (800) 358-SOUP.

Looking for a quiet place? We are seeking a female non-smoker to occupy a ground-level furnished apartment for a minimum of one year. It is located in Maine, beside a monastery on 135 acres of fields and woods near a lake. For low rent plus utilities, take advantage of this rural contemplative atmosphere for prayer and study. Please provide references. Contact Carmelite Nuns, Monastery Hermitage, RFD 1, Box 1760 (Orland), Bucksport, ME 04416; (207) 469-3456.

The course "Mediating Interpersonal Con-flict" will take place February 10-12 and 17-19 in Indiana. The course covers conflict theory and communication skills for conflict resolution, along with guided practice in the mediation process. Hands-on learning and skill acquisition are emphasized. Contact Education for Conflict Resolution Inc., Box 275, North Manchester, IN 46962; (219) 982-4621.

The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison:

Val Zink, #136083, Box 55, Stillwater, MN 55082; Gerald Howard, #622552, Ellis #2 B1-318, Huntsville, TX 77340; A. Kevin Valvardi, #H-94907, Calipatria State Prison, Box 5002, Calipatria, CA 92233-5002; Kevin Fields, #B.T. 9531, Box A, Bellefonte, PA 16823-0820; Micheal Horne, #A-73203, F139, Box 112, Joliet, IL 60434-0112; Reginald Scruggs, #16232, Box 30, Pendleton, IN 46064.

Compiled by Kelly Green

 

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