If we are the body of Christ — and Christ came not for the healthy but the sick — we need to be fully present in the places where people are most broken.

— Mike Yankoski, Under the Overpass. A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America (Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Publishers, 2005), page 46

Fernando and baby Jesus




Christmas Card 2014

Easter Letter 2014

Thanksgiving Letter, 2014



Board Hero

Several members of the Board attended the Heroes Breakfast sponsored by the American Red Cross on March 25, 2011.  Ken and Mary Lynn Mitchell were recognized at the breakfast as workplace heroes for their service at Washington Street Mission in helping to meet the needs of the growing number of homeless people in Springfield.  Here Board president Bob Paoni holds the poster of the Mitchells that was displayed at the breakfast.  He is flanked by Gordon Fidler who serves as secretary of the Board and by Laura Catherwood who serves as vice-president of the Board.  The recognition was deeply appreciated by the Mitchells and accepted on behalf of all the people who contribute in so many ways to the heroic ministry of Washington Street Mission.





Washington Street Mission

Offering comfort and the Gospel since 1910