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Dear Friends,

First United Methodist Church in Salinas hosts a Neighborhood Services Center for those who are homeless or struggling to stay in their housing. The building is open six days a week from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM for breakfast and lunch, mail service, restrooms, clothes room, art room, computer room, telephone, and hygiene items. There are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings on the church grounds every single day as well as once a week veterans …


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Blessings Overflow

Dear Church,

I learned a long time ago and hold steadfast to the belief that the God of Love and Grace wants nothing more than to pour out love on us and through us, onto the world. So often we do that here at the NSC, one breath at a time, one person at a time, certainly, one day at a time.

On Saturday, the 21st we will be blessed in a special way by the members of two local churches: Salinas Valley Community Church and Compass Church. They will be spending a large portion of their day here at our facility, tackling some projects that need doing, but keep falling to the bottom of the “things to do” list when we run out of time and energy. They will be …


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Welcome Will

Dear Church,

Although you are not likely to cross paths with him (unless you are here during the week), we are delighted to welcome Will Smith to the ministry and work that we do here. Will is the Social Worker who has been hired by Interim, Inc. to work with us here and with the library staff. The position has both research and information gathering and outreach components to it. Will’s office will be in the resource room (room 2 where my office also is) and he will spend his time with our guests and with the folks who use the library and  …


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         Cindy Storrs    NSC Administrator