Happy 70th Birthday
Dear Bethany Family,
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A Message from James Island Outreach:
Please be informed that James Island Outreach is now accepting applications for assistance with Rent, Mortgage and Utilities.
Applicants must have income loss due to Covid-19 and be able to document their income levels. This application is open to Charleston County residents (not City of Charleston). Contact the JIO via e-mail or phone to request an application. 843-762-3653 or email@example.com
Funds are available on a "first come, first served" model.
For more information please contact JIO directly.
Mike Hill's Memorial Service has been set for Saturday, July 18th.
If you would be willing to "adopt" a church buddy to call and keep up with, please respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text Cindy Muncie, 423-202-2585. There are many members that won't be able to come to church for some time due to the pandemic restrictions. Many members sit for hours and days with little to no contact. Everyone needs a prayer partner and caring listener in their lives. If you are willing to care for another, please volunteer by email or text.
Stay connected to God and each other. Keep Bethany alive and healthy by making your tithe by mail, 1853 Maybank Highway, Charleston, 29412, or online at www.bethanyji.org. Let's everyone do their part to continue Bethany's representation of God on James Island.
James Glover is hosting the Publix bread giveaway at his home on Tuesdays and possibly later in the week as well. If you would like to be on the One Call list for bread and pastries, please contact James or Joey Weed.
A Poem entitled, "Pandemic":
"What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath --
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love --
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live."
Lynn Ungar is a minister for the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
Peace of Christ,
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