In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa
As we continue to wade through these days of COVID-19 , here are some ways we can care for our neighbors who are most vulnerable:
February Missions Baskets for the Diaper Bank of NC
There is an immediate need for preemie, newborn and size 1 diapers, 2T/3T, 4T-5T pull-ups and adult incontinence pull-ups in size L and 2XL. Please be on the look-out for these items when you go grocery shopping. Donations can be left at the front desk of the church office or visit their Amazon Wishlist to shop online and ship directly to the Diaper Bank.
Important Update: The Winston-Salem branch of the Diaper Bank was within feet of the Weaver Fertilizer plant fire. It is likely that much of their inventory will not be salvageable. Diaper donations and financial support are much appreciated at this time.
Urban Ministries of Durham
A team of Watts Streeters provides the evening meal for 200+ guests at Urban Ministries on the third Thursday of each month. To help with grocery shopping, food prep, cake or brownie baking, food packing/delivery, please contact Greg Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for Families in Walltown
Many of us have offered prayers and financial support for the families facing eviction from the Braswell Properties on Buchannan Blvd. At this time, at least 6 households have relocated and 4 are still looking for new places. The community fund distributed $2,000 checks to each household to help them through this transition. Legal support has also been offered as well as volunteers to help them move if/when they need it.
El Salvador Connection Opportunity
Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel, our sister church in El Salvador, has asked us for a team of volunteers to teach English via Zoom for a class of students in their high school. The one hour class would meet twice a week and we’d like to identify a team of 4-8 volunteers to share the load. Speaking Spanish is helpful but not required. If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Paula Januzzi-Godfrey at email@example.com by March 1.
The ABC Rochester Genesee Region’s Creation Care Collaborative is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, February 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, “Climate Change, Creation Care, and Environmental Justice,” with guest speakers from Green the Church, an organization standing at the intersection of the Black Church and Environmentalism. Information, speaker bios, and online registration is at this link.