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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Doing Great Work in San Antonio

We are proud the 2017 Festival of Homiletics is taking place in San Antonio, a community with so many people doing incredible work to love and serve their neighbors. Featured in this blog post are just a few of the Charity Navigator Four Star Organizations in the area. 

The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 530 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. In FY2015, the San Antonio Food Bank provided nearly 62 million pounds of food. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.


Christian Senior Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving senior residents of Bexar County for over 30 years. Founded in 1977 as a joint venture between St. John's and Grace Lutheran Church, the agency began delivering a total of eight meals daily to homebound seniors and established an adult day care center for five of their senior clients. Today, the agency is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Bexar County providing services to adults over the age of 55.


Operation Homefront works to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect by providing short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families.


The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) was founded on May 20, 1997, as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Recognizing the permanent impact loss can have on young people, the CBCST was established to help children and families grieving the death of a loved one. In a culture that does not talk about grief and bereavement, and in a world that doesn’t “get it,” we do.


The Good Samaritan Center was established in 1951 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, under the leadership of Bishop Everett Jones. It began as a downtown mission of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Since then, GSCS has grown to become a private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization and United Way agency that provides comprehensive services to more than 5,000 individuals and 1,800 families in eight(8) locations around South Texas. GSCS actively serves as a place of change, reaching out to support thousands of people working to improve their lives and to overcome the challenges of poverty.


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