Sharing the love of Jesus to the homeless and hurting.
That's the mission of Rooftop Church's Homeless Outreach. We want to bring dignity and compassion to people in St. Louis who have found themselves without a home and hope. Join the mission every other Monday. We distribute clothing, personal items, food and prayers.
Rooftopper Amy Ahearn is among those who have built relationships as part of this homeless outreach. And she's seen fruit in her life as well as the lives of those she's served. Here's what she said about the ministry...
"I've always had a passion to help people. When I heard about the opportunity to serve the homeless in our neighborhood/city, I jumped on board. Initially, I thought that we would bring them food and clothes and that would be the extent of it. I never could have imagined how amazing an experience I would have, and continue to experience every time we visit, and as Justin says "love on" our new friends. And they are our new friends. They are wonderful people who have fallen on hard times. They are often highly educated, but because of mental illness or addiction they have found themselves in this horrible situation.
"They remind me how so many of us are one paycheck away from living on the streets. I thank God that I have such an amazing support system. I feel that if my situation was different, my battle with depression could have led me to where they are. I feel blessed to know them, serve them, and now worship with some of them. For the past 3 weeks, our friends have come to a Rooftop service and praised God along side us. I never would have imagined being a part of such a beautiful experience."
How to Get Involved:
Monday Night Outreach - Join us every other Monday from 5:45 -9:00 pm as we distribute food, clothing and encouragement to those in the downtown St. Louis area. We car pool from South City. Call Justin or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Ongoing Donation Collection - Donate new or gently used items to help support the ministry. Drop items in the wire bin in Rooftop's Lobby. Keep in mind our needs are seasonal for our homeless friends and our storage options are limited.
Email email@example.com for more information or a list of current needs for the ministry.
Rooftop's Outreach Team meets, at minimum, twice a month on a Monday nights. In addition to that, we connect with our homeless friends on Sunday mornings - either bringing church to them or bringing them to church.