Foot Washing Ceremony

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ocean Beach’s first Interfaith Community Foot Washing will be hosted by the Episcopal Church Center at 2083 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Christians commemorate the Thursday before Easter as the night of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples.  Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and instructed them to do likewise.

In preparation for this event, some 200 people have registered to receive new hiking boots, work boots, sneakers or sandals.  In addition to foot washing and free shoes, guests will get breakfast, lunch, two new pairs of socks, hygiene kits, haircuts, and access to free medical, dental and legal services as well as social service providers, drug and alcohol counselors, housing, and mental health outreach workers.  Healing services and Holy Communion will be available in the chapel.

It promises to be a joyous event with strolling musicians as well as some 50 volunteers working to make sure our homeless population knows they are not invisible, but loved.  It will also raise awareness about the issue of homelessness, which is everyone’s problem, and it will connect those in need with services to move them into healthier, more productive states.

For more information contact Nancy Holland at 619.823.8998 or


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