Happy New Year, dear friends!
Most of us in the Diocese of Michigan are digging out from our “polar vortex” today and trying desperately to stay warm with dropping temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Even sitting at my computer in a well-heated home is leaving me chilly so I am concerned about those less fortunate, especially those with no home to call their own. First and foremost, we each should be checking on neighbors and friends who may need our attention during these challenging weather events!
Here’s another reminder for this week – this Sunday marks the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake which occurred in Haiti destroying much of the Episcopal Cathedral and its surrounding campus. For this reason, this is the Sunday proposed by our Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (right) as a time for a special offering in our churches to aid the rebuilding of Trinity Cathedral.
Here are some links that you may find helpful as you encourage your congregation to participate:
General information from The Episcopal Church office
An illustrated article, “The Heart of the Church in Haiti” with details about the rebuilding work
Please share this information with your clergy and your congregation!
We have a Diocesan Council meeting this Saturday and should get back to new resolutions to share in our blog next week. I would love to hear how you are engaging with our work together. You are invited to share comments here or on our Facebook page. Shared work always makes the task much lighter!
~ Judith Schellhammer, chair, Resolution Review Committee, Diocesan Council