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Stimulus check idea: Spreading light in the darkness

Dear Friends,

John and I received our $1200 stimulus check as a deposit into our checking account on January 4, which makes me think you may have already received your stimulus check money, too.  As I’m guessing is true for some of you, John and I don’t need that money.  A wise parishioner suggested to me last time around that those of us who are blessed not to need the checks could easily donate that money to people in need.  That’s what John and I did with our original stimulus money and what we are doing this time around, too.  As you are able, I invite you to join us in that action.  Perhaps you have a friend or family member whose income has plummeted because of the pandemic, and you could pass along this bonus to that person.  Or you could contribute it to THRIVE, LINK, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank or some other charity serving those in need.

Despite the darkness of the world in so many ways at this moment, we are in the season of Epiphany:  celebrating the light, Jesus at work in the world around us.  Choosing to pass along this stimulus money to those most in need of help is one way for us to light a candle in this present darkness.  I hope you’ll consider doing so.


Donate Books to the Sheriff’s Office
During this season of giving, the Newport News Sheriff’s Office (NNSO) asks you to please consider donating new or used books to the inmate library. The NNSO library is running low and the existing collection is becoming old and worn due to heavy use.  Books give incarcerated residents educational opportunities while offering inspiration and helping them prepare for re-entry.  Paperback books and magazines (self-help, business, religion, biographies, how-to, yoga and fitness, mystery and science fiction) are needed. The NNSO cannot accept hardcover books or any magazine containing nudity or that are of a sexually-explicit nature. To donate, please drop off the books at the City Jail Lobby, 224 26th Street. Donations are accepted from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. While there is a critical need now, books can be donated year-round.




Last Published: January 11, 2021 9:55 AM