Doing Justice with Watts Street
Beginning this week, our congregational advocacy emails will go only to those who have opted in by sending us your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Wednesday we send out some education and a few highlighted actions around a certain area of social justice to help us keep putting our faith into action. If you’re interested in joining your voice in collective efforts with the Watts Street community, email us or sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway and we’ll add you to this list.
August Mission Baskets
Mission Baskets in the side foyer and the Fellowship Hall collect donations to help teachers at Merrick Moore Elementary (a Durham Public School) supply their classrooms this year. From a poll of 25 teachers at the school we’ve learned which supplies are most in need: Kleenex, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, small dry erase boards, highlighters, Clorox wipes, Crayola markers, Crayola colored pencils, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, scissors (child sized), glue sticks, clear packing tape, Ziploc bags (sandwich size), and Band-aids. Contact David Heist (email@example.com) with questions.
August Minute for Mission
Our August Minute for Missions partner is Senior PharmAssist. On August 19, Jim Drennan and Mitch Heflin will share Senior PharmAssist’s mission to promote healthier living for Durham seniors by helping them obtain and better manage needed medications, and by providing health education, Medicare insurance counseling, community referral and advocacy. Learn more about the services offered and volunteer opportunities at seniorpharmassist.org. Checks may be made to WSBC with Senior PharmAssist in the memo line.
Meals on Wheels
Tuesday, September 18. Help assemble and pack meals at Meals on Wheels of Durham. Meet at WSBC at 8:00 a.m. We carpool from the Urban Avenue parking lot to the MOW facility at 2522 Ross Road. We’ll return by 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome! Please RSVP to Bob Kruhm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the church office to sign up.
Dementia and Well-Being
The WSBC Senior Adult Coordinating Council is hosting Carmelita Karhoff from “Dementia Inclusive Durham” on Tuesday, October 2 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Room 102. Following an earlier program on the medical aspects of dementia, Carmelita will help us focus on enhancing the well-being of persons living with dementia. She’ll point us to resources in Durham and ways the faith community can offer support. This event is open to the community—please spread the word!