April 11, 2019

Dr. Bill Jenkins washes the feet of an asylum seeker who was staying at CMC's Safe Harbors Network Shelter. Note the ankle GPS tracking bracelet asylum seekers are required to wear.

(San Diego) When his obituary was accidentally published, Mark Twain sent a cable from L...

March 12, 2019

You may have heard effective March 31 Christ Ministry Center will close our immigrant shelter. We want our friends and supporters know we will continue (and enlarge) our immigrant welcoming ministry through Safe Harbors Network. 

What happened? A visit from the Fire Mar...

August 6, 2018

First UMC Costa Mesa is another one of the amazing turn-around stories. Near closure, this congregation has not just revitalized, it is a transforming force in Costa Mesa and Orange County.

(San Diego) In preparation for speaking at First United Methodist in Costa Mesa...

June 18, 2018

I rejoice that these three newborn immigrant babies are with their mothers in our GateWAY Loft (Safe Harbor Immigrant Welcome Shelter). Thank you all who support us to make this possible.

(San Diego) Dr. Ann Nesbit, MD, PhD, a retired child psychologist (who by the way...

May 31, 2018

The images of immigrant and refugee parents and children in this newsletter are from our GateWAY Loft shelter. These are real people, not “stock photos”.
(Thanks, Keoni Cabral for taking many of these images.)

I must speak out, for the children cannot.

I’m damned...

May 13, 2018

Debby Raysin (standing) has served for many years as the manager of Good Neighbor Center. Shirley Ferrill (seated) is one of GNC's longest serving volunteers.

(San Diego) Rev. John Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of METRO Community Ministries (METRO) and Dr. Bill Jenkin...

April 14, 2018

(San Diego) With almost 40 different organizations calling Christ Ministry Center home, it is no surprise explaining who we are is not easy.
 
I have been searching for a way to simplify our “elevator speech” (explaining to a total stranger who we are, what we do and w...

March 23, 2018

On that Easter morning 2000 year ago, an angel startled the women who had come to Jesus’ tomb to grieve. “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come a...

March 5, 2018

Invisible Border Wall: Welcome Gates

This weekend I’m headed to Tucson AZ to help build the border wall. Not THAT wall: an even better one. I call it the “Invisible Border Wall”. And it will be truly beautiful. Unlike the proposed physical wall, this one will welcome re...

February 22, 2018

In this my 70th year, I wish the journey to social justice was further along. If anything, this last year seems to have turned the clock back 70 years. After 50 years in ministry, it would be easy to get discouraged and give up. But I am as committed as ever, maybe mor...

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