CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA: Deacons respond to Hurricane Sandy

first_img Rector Albany, NY Featured Events By Linda Arguedas Posted Dec 17, 2012 Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Hurricane Sandy Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ December 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm We are an amazing diocese – aren’t we? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska December 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm Thanks to the generous people of our congregations who graciously responded to this appeal orgainzed by the deacons. Once again we are reminded how giving the people of our Diocese can be when asked to respond to our neighbors in need. 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Baxter to reach out to their fellow deacons in the diocese of New Jersey in response to Hurricane Sandy.“When our bishop wished for the diocese to make a response to the victims of Superstorm Sandy, the deacons were eager to meet the challenge,” said Archdeacon Molly Solbak, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lancaster, and archdeacon for deacons for the diocese. “I recruited a deacon to set the program in motion in each of our seven convocations,” said Solbak. The bishop asked for personal hygiene items and small stuffed animals.The deacons quickly rose to the occasion by phoning every parish in their respective convocation, asking for each parish to collect and bag personal hygiene items and new stuffed toys.  Many of the parishes participated even though some already had other emergency storm responses in the works. Solbak made contact with the Diocese of New Jersey’s Deacon Carmen Viola who helped her make connections for help in receiving the items that were gathered.In less than two weeks, the seven deacons collected more than 500 stuffed toys and almost 70 boxes of personal hygiene items. On Dec. 15 Deacon Jack Hoffer of Trinity Church in Tyrone and volunteer Bob Jones, of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College, delivered the items to a warehouse in New Jersey for future distribution to those in need with hopes that the children who have lost much may have a teddy bear or toy this Christmas season.— Linda Arguedas is canon for communications and events in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.  Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (3) Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Moputo Jones says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA: Deacons respond to Hurricane Sandy Rector Shreveport, LA last_img read more