September is national Preparedness Month and your Disaster Resource and Response Team invites you to consider the implications of emergencies and disasters on children, youth, and young adults. Rev. Rachel Bickford offers a practical resource for little ones during and following a time of evacuation here. Children, youth, and young adults all process traumatic events differently. If you could drink from the fountain of youth, but you had to begin again at age 13, would you do it? Teenage ...
Everyone of any age can expand their experiences in the Christian faith!
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these siblings of mine, you did for me. ~ Matthew 25: 35-36,40 The Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis have created a core principal in the Poor People’s Campaign ...
"Language – and the evolution of language – is a fascinating thing. It can also be a frustrating and difficult thing. Because change is never easy." —Tiffany Vail
This month is Disaster Preparedness month. You will find another great resource here: Disaster Resiliency (PDF) written by Judy O'Donnell. And we have seen that resilience unfold as the news covered the explosions and fires from an over-pressurized gas line in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence. You home is supposed to be your place of rest, escape, safety, and renewal. It is hard to describe the disruption of psyche and soul when you are forced to evacuate because your home has become ...
Children are capable of understanding way more about God than we tend to give them credit for.
"I find that face to face communication can save time and improve the clarity of a discussion." — Drew Page
Friends, It has been a year since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. And, as I write this, hurricane Florence is bearing down on the mid Atlantic coast with 2 more hurricanes on its heels. Florence is predicted to make landfall at Category 4 strength and linger with rainfall measured in feet. And Hawaii, normally hurricane exempt, is slogging out of torrential rain from hurricane Lane, even as the lava keeps flowing. Meanwhile, in California, conditions are so dry that we can't keep up with...
September is Preparedness Month and your Disaster Resource and Response Team brings you a wealth of resources. We offer you a bulletin insert prepared by team member Judie O'Donnell and other links and resources pertaining to creating an emergency 'grab and go' kit. Last year, my aunt, uncle, and adult cousin monitored weather reports about Hurricane Irma. When the mandatory evacuation order was declared in their community in Florida, they complied. They boarded up their windows and took ...
September is Preparedness Month and your Disaster Resource and Response Team brings you a wealth of resources. We offer you a bulletin insert prepared by team member Judie O'Donnell and other links and resources pertaining to creating an emergency 'grab and go' kit. Preparation is a part of our daily lives. We make lunches ahead to take to work or school. We set up our boxes of pills for the week. We decide what to wear for the day to be suitable for the weather conditions that day. In ...