Call to action for a shelter solution for all who are in need

hospitality center logoThe problem of homelessness in our community continues to grow with no answer for safety and shelter for all who are in need in sight. It is past time for a solution and now is the time for action.

The Hospitality Center, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church now call for a shelter solution for all who are in need in Racine and announce a call to action. Our first action is to pray!

We invite people of faith and of all faith traditions to gather to pray for the Spirit of the Living God to mightily move so there is safety and shelter for all who are in need.

Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main St. (corner of 7th and Main Street).

When: Every Monday, beginning Monday, June 15.

* 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Individual prayer

* 6:30 PM: Community prayer (led by local clergy)

We gather in the sanctuary of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. We begin with an individual prayer vigil at 4:00. Come when you can, stay as long as you are able. We join together at 6:30 to raise our voices as we cry out to God to answer our plea for justice for the most vulnerable among us – those without safety and without homes. Through prayer, we seek the face of God, call attention to the plight of our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness, and pray for community leaders to lead the call to create a safe place where all who seek shelter can find a safe place to lay their heads.

Let us pray –

Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all who are experiencing homelessness in Racine and who have none to care for them. It would be easy for us to forget them. Help us to find shelter for our sisters and brothers and offer help and hope, that their sorrow may be turned into joy. Amen.

We pray at the corner of 7th and Main every Monday night until

a viable shelter solution for all who are in need is found.

Please contact The Reverend Kevin Stewart at 414 345-7971 or at for further information or to learn how you can become further involved.