On November 2, 2015, people will come together for fellowship and worship to commemorate the lives of homeless individuals who have died during the past year. Homeless Memorial Day and Requiem is supported by the many faith communities and service agencies that provide meals, housing, employment, and invaluable support to our neighbors who are living without housing. Partners are Cascade United Methodist Church, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Zion Hill Baptist Church, and The Community at Peachtree-Pine. You are invited to be a part. The event opens National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.
10:00 a.m. Gathering at Peachtree-Pine (477 Peachtree St.) Coffee and doughnuts provided by Cascade United Methodist Church;
11:00 New Orleans-style funeral procession to City Hall;
12:30 a.m. Hot lunch served by Cascade UMC at City Hall;
4:00 p.m. Buses pick up homeless people from Peachtree-Pine and other facilities and designated locations;
5 p.m. Dinner at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta 30305.
7:00 p.m. Requiem Mass, Dr. Aaron Parker, Zion Hill Baptist Church, preaching, the V. Rev. Sam Candler celebrating, music by Voices of Hope, the Cathedral Choir and Zion Hill music ministry
You are also invited to join the community at Peachtree-Pine to make a banner for your organization or to have them make a banner for you. Please let them know you will join in this most important day, celebrating the lives and mourning the deaths of the countless homeless men, women and children whose lives are shortened and lost because of their homelessness. This year Homelessness Awareness month is dedicated to the desperate need for shelter and housing for homeless women and children. An average of 90 – 100 homeless women and children are sleeping on mats on the floor of the Task Force because there is NO SHELTER AVAILABLE for them elsewhere.
For more information contact Joanie Kower, (678)463-5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information and ways to participate in this urgently important event.