Mission and Outreach Events
Salvation Army Meal Volunteers
The next Framingham Salvation Army meal preparation and serving date is Monday, March 13 from 4:30 PM to 7PM. There a couple of components: buying the food, baking cakes, cooking/prepping the dinner (4:30 – 6:00) and serving/clean up (6:00 – 7:00). So you can do a piece or a couple of pieces. It’s up to you. Please contact Eliza Blay at Eliza_Blay@comcast.net for more information.
Mission Day – Habitat for Humanity
An application has been filed with Habitat for Humanity for a parish Mission Day on either Saturday June 3, or Saturday June 10. In addition to a $750 donation, the group size must be 8-10 people. The minimum age at the construction site is 16, and those between 16 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Please consider joining the Parish of St. Paul team. If you are interested in lending a hand, you can sign up in the Parish Hall, email Jon Swalboski at firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to Gretchen or Carolyn.
Due to a number of factors, including the ride being on Easter night, and the start of school vacation, we will not be sponsoring the midnight ride this year. We do plan to participate next year when Easter is not in conflict with this event.
April First-Plate Recipient:
Episcopal Church Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
“Good Friday Offering”
On Good Friday, offerings are invited from across The Episcopal Church to support the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Funds are used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care and educational programs throughout the region.
“Christian Education” in many churches in the United States often refers to a variety of programs for youth and adults as part of Sunday morning. Throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East “Christian Education” takes on a different meaning. “Christian Education” is the term used to describe the schools and educational programs which are owned and operated by the Christian churches. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is a leader in providing educational opportunities, especially for the most vulnerable children. The diocese operates residential programs for developmentally disabled children and adults near Beirut; residential education for at-risk boys in Amman; schools for blind and deaf children in Jordan; highly respected K-12 programs for girls and boys in Amman, Jordan and in Haifa and Nazareth in Israel; vocational training in electronics and hospitality in Ramallah in the Occupied Territories, among other programs. “Christian Education” through these programs are open to all. Most of the students are Muslim and it is common to have waiting lists of Muslim families who are looking for the rigorous and compassionate quality education provided through the schools sponsored by the Diocese.
An essential component of the schools and programs of the diocese is that there is no effort to change anyone’s beliefs, but there is ample opportunity to share religious traditions. Your support of the Good Friday Offering helps make scholarships available and supports these schools which are educating the next generation of leaders.
Please make checks payable to: The Foreign and Domestic Missionary Society.
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