We welcome new Episcopal Refugee Network (ERN) executive director, Jake Young. Mr. Young is taking over for Mr. Majur Malou who has moved back to Sudan to pursue a career as a pilot. ERN serves 1,500 families with only six staff members, so volunteers are always needed. If you live in close enough to volunteer in the North Park/City Heights area, please consider volunteering by driving kids to tutoring, serving as a tutor, helping with food distribution, and other jobs. There are great opportunities for churches to get involved by collecting home items, food, rice, furniture, etc. A fantastic way to learn about all the amazing work of the ERN is to attend the annual gala next Saturday, May 3, aboard the USS Berkeley. Find out more at their website: http://www.refugee-net.org/. Please contact Mr. Young to talk about ways your church can support the vital work of ERN: email@example.com.
As I write, 18 children and one teacher have been reported dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after yet another school shooting. The anguish, trauma, and fear of students, parents, and teachers touched by this violence is unimaginable. Today’s shooting affects young children, who have the right to grow up safe and protected […]
This year, May 30th is our nation’s Memorial Day, it is observed on the last Monday of May, and it honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Going back to the Civil War, where nearly 500,000 people died, women in the South tended the graves of fallen soldiers, not […]
This past Sunday, the EDSD Youth Leadership Council gathered at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Temecula. After worship that morning, the council spent time reflecting on their work this year and talking about goals for next year’s council. Elizabeth Sipra, a member of this year’s YLC from St. Thomas, said, “I think that Youth Leadership […]