A View From the Porch (October 1, 2014)

Recently, St. Agnes’ House received a beautiful certificate designating us as a Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church.  

Our Jubilee Ministry Certificate!
Our Jubilee Ministry Certificate!

A Jubilee Ministry is a “ministry of joint discipleship in Christ with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human needs and to build a just society.”

The year of Jubilee is mentioned in Leviticus as occurring every 50 years.  At that time all slaves and prisoners were to be set free, debts were forgiven and the special mercies of God were thought to be especially given.  January 1, is known as a Day of Jubilee in African-American history, because the Emanicipation Proclamation was effective on that day.

Freedom, especially for people who are poor and oppressed.  That’s at the heart of St. Agnes’ House.  Because the truth is, when you can’t afford the health care you need or don’t have access to the health care you need, your freedom is curtailed.

We are proud to be a Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church, working for freedom from poverty and freedom from oppression!

Enjoy our view from the porch!

Rebecca+

An Abundance of Jubilee!

Over the past couple of days, I’ve felt an abundance of Jubilee!

  • Nineteen people responded to our fundraising mailing within a week, raising nearly $3,500 or enough money to operate St. Agnes’ House for 12 days! Thanks for your rapid and generous response.  By December 31, we must raise close to $45,000 to meet our 2014 budget.  The $3,500 is a great start!  It’s not too late to donate.
  • The ECW of Trinity Church, Georgetown stopped by to donate numerous sets of sheets!  Resurrection also collected plenty of supplies for the House.
  • Emanuel, Winchester, and the ECW of the Church of the Nativity made generous donations.  St. Patrick’s, Somerset and the ECW of St. Raphael’s continued their monthly generous donations.
  • Good Shepherd quilters dropped off some lovely quilts for our guests to take home!
  • Donnie and Reynold continued the renovation of the back entrance, especially in our traditional “welcome” red.
  • Students started painting Room 2.
  • Student volunteers are coming regularly, enjoying their time at the House.

Freedom, love and joy abound in the midst of very difficult times for families.  Thank you!

Thanks to Good Shepherd Quilters for these lovely lap robes
Thanks to Good Shepherd Quilters for these lovely lap robes
Doesn't our back porch look fabulous!  Donnie and Reynold were at it again, painting the door and railing Episcopal red.
Doesn’t our back porch look fabulous! Donnie and Reynold were at it again, painting the door and railing Episcopal red.

Link your Kroger Rewards Card to St. Agnes’ House!  Do you have a Kroger PLUS Card?  Link your card to St. Agnes’ House and every purchase provides a donation to St. Agnes’ House!  St. Agnes’ House Kroger number is 10910.  Go to our Get Involved Page for detailed instructions.

A Kentucky fog morning.
A Kentucky fog morning.
The tree across the street heralds fall.
The tree across the street heralds fall.
Foggy morning.  Leaves just starting to change.
Foggy morning. Leaves just starting to change.
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