San Francisco Night Ministry
by Kathye Hamm
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (“golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer which has been dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise; and becomes a valuable process that makes a piece even more beautiful for having been broken.
Night Ministry meets people where they are, often broken, even shattered by all sorts of circumstances and situations of life. Night Ministers and Crisis Line Counselors are wounded and broken too, yet together we seek, find and affirm healing, transformation and wholeness that can take place in each of us, by a loving Creator who cares for us deeply, and makes us new each and every day. Even out of our brokenness new hope, new life and new possibilities can be found.
Thank you for your faithful support of Night Ministry and those whom we serve. Thank you for your generosity in remembering the San Francisco Night Ministry in your Second Mile Giving.
Night Ministry is a healing ministry providing pastoral care, counseling, referral services and crisis intervention every night of the year form 10:00 pm to 4:00 am, when anxiety and adversity can be most extreme, and when so little help is otherwise available. This is accomplished through our Crisis Telephone Line (415-441-0123), Night Ministers walking the streets, Open Cathedrals (two weekly outdoor worship services with meals served), and other outreach and educational programs. Last year we were engaged in almost 28,000 significant conversations, and served over 9500 meals.
For more general information; to volunteer; to contact us about sock and clothing drives; to arrange for a night walk; or to schedule a speaker/preacher; please visit our website, email us, or leave a phone message at 415-935-7862.
God’s peace and healing be with you.
Lyle J Beckman, Night Minister
June 19, 2018
June 13, 2018