Church Under the Bridge is San Antonio’s Church for the Homeless Community.
We reach out with the love of Jesus, giving Hope through preaching, singing, teaching the Word of God, training, and services to satisfy both the Spiritual and physical needs of the congregation, including free meals, clothing, and overnight emergency shelter during extreme weather.
We now serve dinner every day of the week to our neighbors living on the street.
Dinner is still at 6:00 pm but is now served outside on a strict grab-and-go basis. No lingering, please. Worship services are suspended until further notice.
We also provide pet food and hygiene items, including face masks. Clothing assistance has been discontinued until further notice.
A nutritious dinner is served three days a week, followed by a worship service that includes a gospel message and contemporary Christian music.
After a balanced meal, individuals can receive a change of clothes, hygiene products, or special items we may have in stock (like blankets, hats, and gloves in winter months).
Most of our dinner guests, as well as most of our church members, are chronically homeless individuals, but all are welcome.
Four times each year, in partnership with the Christian Medical and Dental Association, we host an 8-hour Health and Wellness Day where individuals can receive free dental and medical care.
Most dental procedures are offered, from X-rays and exams to restorative procedures and oral surgery.
Medical care normally includes pain management, HIV/AIDS testing, immunizations, women's health, and health education.
Our primary target is the chronically homeless individual without care, but we also serve the situationally homeless and under-served populations as space allows.
Musicians and singers from both CUB members and our partner churches bring contemporary Christian music on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. If you have been blessed with a gift to sing or play an instrument, consider offering it back to God through us.
Churches and community groups purchase, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal three days a week. Smaller groups and individuals partner with them to help serve these meals after evening service.
Our Hospitality Ministry consists of many “helping” positions in which members from our partner churches and the homeless community can serve.
Ushers help to guide attendees through our church services and into our feeding/clothing ministries after dinner. They assist the staff by providing information about our program and oversight for the facilities, parking, and peaceful evening operations.
Greeters help to minister the love of God by welcoming attendees at the front door, offering them water to hydrate, and directing them to the bag checking area and sanctuary. Many days, the smile or word of kindness given by our Greeters may be the first act of love they’ve seen.
After a balanced meal, individuals can receive a change of clothes, hygiene products, or special items we may have in stock (like blankets, hats, and gloves in winter months). This ministry depends on community donations year-round to operate.
Developing and providing Christ-centered education is one of our current goals. If you are interested in helping with Christian education, contact us.
For more information or to sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities, please connect with us via our website using this link: http://cub-sa.org/contact-us/