Church of Mary Magdalene Programs
Ministry of Presence trains volunteers, including current and former program participants, to visit homeless women who are in jail or in the hospital and who often have no other visitors. We offer what assistance and resources we can and encourage them to utilize the help and resources available at Mary's Place on their release. This connection can provide these women a destination and welcome reception when they are released back into the community. While incarcerated, women can request a pen pal who will write to them once a week until their release. Hour of Living Power is a group study session hosted by the Church of Mary Magdalene at Mary’s Place on Tuesday mornings 9:30am. Lead by the Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, this group is a chance for women to deepen their connection to one another and themselves from within their respective situations and find ways to live in to hope.
Becoming the Best You is another group study session hosted by the Church of Mary Magdalene at Mary’s place on Wednesday mornings 9:30am. Also lead by the Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, this group is a Bible study that accompanies women on their journey to become the best version of their God created self.
Spiritual Companion Program offers a person who can walk alongside women when they are experiencing grief, trauma, loss, or transition. The Church of Mary Magdalene offers multiple opportunities for women to meet with a Spiritual Companion to discuss what they might be experiencing in their lives and have an intentional listener hear their story, and pray with and for them. Occasionally, a Spiritual Companion will be able to assist the woman by providing outside resources to aid her in transition.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Church of Mary Magdalene celebrated 20 years of community service. We have nurtured the growth and development of Mary's Place and celebrate their evolution into an independent non-profit.
Operating funds are always needed to support our work with homeless and formerly homeless women. On behalf of homeless women, we appreciate your consideration of supporting The Church of Mary Magdalene. Thank you and Blessings to You!