Loading...

Media is loading
 

Start Date

3-5-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2022 9:45 AM

Description

Drive down the street in any city and you’re sure to spot them — third places. Aptly named, these are the locations people spend the most time at after their home and workplace. You know them well: churches, libraries, cafes, parks, barber shops and laundromats. Otherwise known as a coin wash, or washeteria, this often overlooked third place will serve as the focus of this presentation. Several years ago, the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas, walked into the laundromat down the street from their sanctuary. What they found inside was a community to embrace and an encounter with issues — poverty, immigration, gentrification, addiction, race — that have helped to shape their mission. This is the story of how one church showed up to serve their community and ended up receiving far more than its members gave.

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep

Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

Submission Cost

Free

Share

COinS
 
May 3rd, 9:30 AM May 3rd, 9:45 AM

Laundry Love: Finding Community and Kinship in a Laundromat

Drive down the street in any city and you’re sure to spot them — third places. Aptly named, these are the locations people spend the most time at after their home and workplace. You know them well: churches, libraries, cafes, parks, barber shops and laundromats. Otherwise known as a coin wash, or washeteria, this often overlooked third place will serve as the focus of this presentation. Several years ago, the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas, walked into the laundromat down the street from their sanctuary. What they found inside was a community to embrace and an encounter with issues — poverty, immigration, gentrification, addiction, race — that have helped to shape their mission. This is the story of how one church showed up to serve their community and ended up receiving far more than its members gave.