More than a Roof

It was one of the coldest days in close to a decade. The temperature at mid afternoon had hardly crested the teens. Worse yet, just about every public location in town was closed for the New Year’s holiday—a miserable set of circumstances for people who have no home....

Shrove Tuesday in the Micah Cafe

Pancakes. Why Pancakes? It’s Fat Tuesday! In Christian history, Fat Tuesday has been celebrated because, at one time, meats, eggs, milk, and fats (sweets) were given up for the six-week season before Easter Sunday. That season is called Lent. This year, Lent begins on...

Lenten Worship Schedule

Throughout the Lenten season Micah’s collaboration of churches will join for ecumenical worship at noon on Wednesdays. A special gathering will take place on Good Friday and Easter morning as indicated below. February 21 @12pm St. Mary Catholic Church Rev. Larry...

What feeding the hungry really means

Joy did not even begin to describe the feelings I had the day an old friend walked back into Micah. Many years ago, she had spent close to a decade on the street believing her family had been taken away from her. She was a college graduate. She had been a substitute...

Navigating “the way of blood”

My friend Carey says that loving our neighbor is not so different than a Sunday morning worship experience. “Where else can all of God’s children show up, be fed and, as a result, be transformed?” she asks. “We don’t care what kind of car they drive, if there is money...

Testimony from the Furniture Bank

Sam, a little boy in my class, lived in a challenging environment. Speaking with his mom made it seem that he lived a typical life, but as I listened, I sat on a ratty old mattress that served as the “sofa.” There was little other furniture visible from...
Coming Soon: The Community Cafe

Coming Soon: The Community Cafe

In the next several months, Micah will launch a community cafe in the fellowship hall of Fredericksburg Baptist Church. The goal is to provide healthy food with hospitable service in a welcoming atmosphere, just like any fast casual restaurant the community might eat...

Foster Parent Info Sessions

A foster parent shared: “Who am I to say “no” to foster parenting because of how it might hurt me when a child leaves? Who am I to protect my own feelings when a vulnerable child is given no choice in the matter? A child who is alone with possibly no...

Hiring: Trial Employment Specialist

The Transitional Employment Specialist is responsible to the Income Navigator for overseeing the trial work program. The program provides individuals with multiple barriers an opportunity to transition back into the work force by developing and practicing...

Do they have a mother?

Some years ago, I stood in the bedroom of a friend in need. Her body had been carried out only moments prior, and all that was left was a few sticks of furniture, a pile of clothes, stacks of paperwork and a cell phone. I had little more than a date of birth to offer...