Sozo Health Ministry

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How do you do a health ministry in a pandemic? For a little while, we didn’t. We are not a clinic. We don’t have special access to extra Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We don’t have a specialized cleaning staff to disinfect at a medical level. We can’t do testing. It took a little while before […]

Creating Community

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When we talk about “creating community” at Patchwork, one of the things that we do is to create a place where a variety of people can come together, meet each other, and learn from one another. For example, for the past couple months we have hosted nutrition students from the University of Southern Indiana. They have done a […]

Neighborhood Presence

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Quietly day after day, Patchwork is present in our neighborhood. We’re here and our doors are open. Anyone can come through them. People visit us for many reasons: a loaf of bread or some vegetables off the bread cart; a cup of coffee; a shower; the name of somewhere they can get help with utilities […]