- L'Arche Mobile needs live-in assistants to mentally handicapped
adults. We seek to create communities of peace where adults who
are mentally handicapped and those who help them live, work, and
share their lives together. L'Arche is an international federation
of Christian communities founded by Jean Vanier. Contact Martin
E. O'Malley, 151 South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604.
Disciples' House is a one-year program for people drawn
to live, work, and learn together in association with Jubilee
Ministries and the Church of the Saviour. Intentional Christian
living and community impact are focused on through volunteer service
with a local Washington, D.C. community. For more information,
contact Susan Burton at the Servant Leadership School, 1640 Columbia
Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-7312.
Emmaus Center is seeking an administrative services director.
Join us as we minister to the homeless and rural poor in coastal
Maine. Singles or couples, 21 years of age or older, are encouraged
to apply. Room, board, and a small stipend are provided with a
minimum two-year commitment. Contact Owen White at Emmaus Center,
Box 811, Ellsworth, ME 04605; (207) 667-3962.
Intercultural Nursing, a non-profit organization that works through
mission and health department sites, is seeking all types of nurses,
NPs, and translators for short-term volunteer opportunities
in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. You will gain new insight
and skills while participating in our two-week programs. Please
contact Intercultural Nursing Inc., 356 Main St., Boxford, MA
01921; (508) 887-7066.
Project Help Stay Out is a newly formed program that offers options
and opportunities for women who have been incarcerated.
We provide a mentoring relationship to assist in meeting goals
such as job placement, education, and housing, and we hope to
establish a halfway house on Maryland's Eastern Shore. For information
on how you can support and/or join this project, write to Project
Help Stay Out, Box 1041, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Community development workers needed! Many other North
American assignments available as well. Must be committed to the
Christian faith, peace and justice, and community living. Room,
board, and other personal benefits provided. Contact Mennonite
Voluntary Service, Box 347, Newton, KS 67114; (316) 283-5100.
Maple City Health Care Center, a non-profit, community-oriented
health care center, has openings for a family practice physician
and nurse practitioner with a community health or family practice
focus. We seek to provide integrated health care that is affordable
and accessible for the members of the low-income neighborhoods
of Goshen, Ind. Our office is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Interested candidates may send a rsum to Paulette
A. Chaponniere, Maple City Health Care Center, 213 Middlebury
St., Goshen, IN 46526.
Retreats and Conferences
- We are now interviewing for a unique four-month seminar on
life direction starting January 1997 in the Washington, D.C.
area. Identify your gifts, expand your creativity, explore vocational
options, and gain support for finding work you love. Contact Working
From the Heart, 1309 Merchant Lane, McLean, VA 22101; (703) 827-2742;
fax: (703) 827-2289.
Preparing for cross-cultural ministry? If so, Maryknoll
can help you. Our month-long residential program will assist you
in addressing the challenges of cross-cultural mission here in
the States or overseas. The next program will be held in San Antonio,
Texas, January 7-February 5, 1997; another is in Moraga, Calif.,
June 24-July 23, 1997. Contact Cross-Cultural Training Services
at (914) 941-7590, ext. 2394; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Responding to the call of the Nicaraguan people, "Economic
Violence in the Globalizing Economy" will be the subject
of a Witness for Peace delegation to Nicaragua July 9-25,
1997. Time will be spent in Washington, D.C., with representatives
from the World Bank, State Department, and leading NGOs; in Nicaragua
meeting with independent researchers and church, business, labor,
women's, and human-rights leaders; and several days will be spent
living with a Nicaraguan family. The cost is $895 plus air fare.
For more information, contact John Mateyko, Box 192, Lewes, DE
19958; (302) 645-2657.
The annual Stoody-West Fellowship, for graduate study in religious
journalism, and the Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship
for Ethnic Minority Students, for undergraduate study in religious
journalism or mass communication, are being offered by United
Methodist Communications. Application forms for the 1997-98 academic
year may be obtained by writing to United Methodist Communications,
Public Media Division, Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202-0320.
Denver Urban Ministries provides mission experiences of
one to seven days for groups. Projects might include working with
children, painting homes or churches, or preparing meals in a
soup kitchen. Education on poverty and homelessness is included
during orientation and a walking tour of parts of Denver. Contact
Jackie Hibbard, DenUM, 216 S. Grant, Denver, CO 80209; (303) 777-4896.
Have sermon, will travel. A clergy couple (United Church and Episcopalian)
from Nova Scotia, Canada, are planning to drive through New England
during the summer of 1997. He is willing to preach for lodging-morning,
noon, or evening. Contact Rev. Kevin C. Little, Fairview United
Church, 3524 Dutch Village Road, Halifax, NS B3N 2S1, Canada;
The following individuals
in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison:
Rich Vowles, #119312, Arizona State Prison/Rynning, Florence,
AZ 85232-3100; Terry O'Connor, #115998, Arizona State Prison/T,
Box 24403, Tucson, AZ 85734-4403; Daniel Robinson, #127348 Ash
2, Louisiana State Prison, Angola, LA 70712; Sherman Johnson,
#101571, Arizona State Prison/Eyman, SMU 2, Box 3400, Florence,
AZ 85232; Mirodello M. Ashford, #93489, Louisiana State Penitentiary,
Camp C, Jaguar 3-R-7, Angola, LA 70712; Edward Ellsworth, #910878,
Location D, Indiana State Prison, Box 41, Michigan City, IN 46361-0041.