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Ways to Serve & Give

Community Amidst the Coronavirus
1. All Parish Gatherings Canceled Until Further Notice
2. The Parish Gathering – March 15, 2020
3. Christ as a Shield Overshadow (St. Patrick’s Breastplate)
4. Ways to Serve & Give
5. Engaging this Season Through Heart, Mind, and Body
6. A Liturgy For Those Flooded By Too Much Information
7. The Parish Gathering – March 22, 2020
8. “Fear is a Liar”… is a lie?
9. My Uncle’s Heart: On Love, Grief, and Hope
10. The Parish Gathering – March 29, 2020
11. Imaginative Reading: Jesus & Lazarus (from John 11)
12. The Upper Room Anchor
13. Daily Office Readings for Holy Week (April 5, 2020)
14. Palm Sunday, 2020 (Gardens: A Journey Through Holy Week)
15. Maundy Thursday, 2020: The Garden of Grief
16. Maundy Thursday: Peace I Give You Meditation
17. Good Friday, 2020: The Garden of Loss
18. Good Friday: Learning to Lament
19. Holy Saturday: A Guided Meditation
20. Easter Sunday, 2020: The Garden of Life
21. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 12, 2020
22. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 19, 2020
23. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 26, 2020
24. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 3, 2020
25. The Parish Gathering | May 3, 2020 (Fourth Week of Eastertide)
26. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 10, 2020
27. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 17, 2020
28. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 24, 2020
29. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 31, 2020
30. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 7, 2020
31. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 14, 2020
32. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 21, 2020
33. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 28, 2020
34. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 5, 2020
35. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 12, 2020
36. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 19, 2020
37. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 26, 2020
38. Current Issues Facing Christians (July 26, 2020)
39. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 2, 2020
40. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 9, 2020
41. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 23, 2020
42. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 30, 2020
43. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 6, 2020
44. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 13, 2020
45. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 20, 2020
46. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 27, 2020
47. Daily Office Readings for the week of October 11, 2020
48. Daily Office Readings for the week of October 18, 2020
49. Daily Office Readings for the week of October 25, 2020
50. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 1, 2020
51. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 8, 2020
52. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 15, 2020
53. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 22, 2020
54. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 29, 2020
55. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 6, 2020
56. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 13, 2020
57. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 20, 2020
58. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 27, 2020
59. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 3, 2021
60. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 10, 2021
61. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 17, 2021
62. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 24, 2021
63. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 31, 2021
64. Daily Office Readings for the week of February 7, 2021
65. Daily Office Readings for the week of February 14, 2021
66. Daily Office Readings for the week of February 21, 2021
67. Daily Office Readings for the week of February 28, 2021
68. Daily Office Readings for the week of March 7, 2021
69. Daily Office Readings for the week of March 14, 2021
70. Daily Office Readings for the week of March 21, 2021
71. Daily Office Readings for the week of March 28, 2021
72. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 4, 2021

With the Covid-19 disease dominating all our hearts and headlines, many in our community find themselves asking how they can love, help, serve, and give. To guide our community’s response of Christlike servant-heartedness and cruciform love, we are compiling resources below. This page will continue to evolve as this situation does the same.


When Loving Your Neighbor Means Keeping Your Distance

We anchor our approach with words from one of our diocese’s canon theologians, Esau McCaulley. In this New York Times piece, McCaulley argues that the Christian response to coronavirus, by and large, means staying home. Some of us will, by vocation, circumstance or calling, be on the frontlines of caring for the vulnerable in this moment. For most of us, however, our contribution will be best made by supporting, resourcing, and refreshing those who are on the frontlines. Here are a few ways to go about that.


Support a group on the frontlines

In North Fulton

In Forsyth

  • The Place Forsyth is collecting kid-friendly food (no peanut butter or mac & cheese) as part of their efforts to care for those in Cumming and beyond.

In Atlanta

  • Our friends at Peace Prep Academy are accepting donations for food that will be distributed to surrounding neighborhoods. Peace Prep is a school for under-resourced children in English Avenue/Vine City. These students face the same challenges as many under-resourced APS students – but they fall outside the meal program and are not receiving tablets or computers to shift to online learning.  We can help by providing & delivering meals and purchasing Chromebooks for the school to distribute to the students. (updated 3/29/20).
  • Giving Grace, by Remerge, is highlighting needs of individuals on their Facebook page.

Around the World

In this time of truly global need, we encourage you to continue supporting global relief and missions around the world.

  • Canopy Life is an organization closely tied to our community educating future leaders in Kenya.
  • TMS Global is working to distribute food in their communities to people who have none.
  • Preemptive Love is providing life-saving food and aid to refugees in Iraq and elsewhere.

The Parish Community

  • For those who would like to support those who are directly impacted by Covid in our community, we have started a benevolence fund. All contributions to this fund go directly to benevolence and relief efforts. You can make a contribution by giving online, and selecting the “benevolence fund” while completing your donation.

Lean in to Community

We encourage the entire Parish community to lean in to relationships in this time. Social distancing shouldn’t mean relational isolation, so let’s be creative in finding new rhythms to connect. Here are a few ideas to get started:

  • Join a Neighborhood Group to stay connected with others!
  • Make a list of 4-5 individuals or families in our church including some you know well and others you don’t. Build in to your weekly rhythm to connect with a handful of them digitally to care for each other’s needs.
  • Host a virtual game night, supper club, or happy hour with some friends or neighbors.
  • Continue giving to worship and support The Parish mission.

CONTRIBUTE & CURATE
  • Contribute content to our blog, podcast, or resources. We welcome reflections, art, poetry, music, or practical wisdom as part of a collaborative attempt to care for our church. Shoot us an email if you have something to contribute.

We are updating this page as needed. We’d love to hear from you on how you’re engaging this time so the entire community may benefit. If you are aware of resources or organizations that should be considered for this page, please let us know.

 

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