March 27, 2020
by Pastor Don Willeman
Hello, this is Pastor Don Willeman of Christ Redeemer Church. Welcome to a special-edition series of The Kingdom Perspective.
The past few weeks have presented our community with unprecedented challenges. Yet, in times of darkness the light shines all the more brightly. Therefore, I’d like to take today’s program to express thanks and to celebrate the many ways that all of you are serving our community at this critical hour.
So many of you have stepped up to volunteer by bringing a bit of relief to those whose life and work has been significantly disrupted and especially burdened. Here is a sampling of the things Christ Redeemer volunteers have been doing over the past two weeks:
• Daily calls to read scripture and pray with many that are isolated.
• Coffee and donuts taken to all our area schools for teachers that were mandated back to the classrooms in order to prepare for remote learning.
• Notes of encouragement and prayers for our many medical professionals that are battling this outbreak on the frontlines.
• Meals taken to two DHMC units that are working directly to respond to the COVID outbreak, including a 6:00am breakfast delivery for the night shift.
• Many donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requested by DHMC.
Special thanks to Lauren Groves for helping to organize many of these service opportunities. If you would like to help or have some skill to offer, please contact Lauren at the email posted on this podcast transcript.
Finally, I want to thank our many medical professionals and health care leaders that have been working around the clock. Thanks to and to your families for your selfless service to our community! Together, by the grace of God, we will come through this trial strengthened in our ability to serve God and our neighbor.
Something to think about from The Kingdom Perspective.
NOTE: If you wish to volunteer or know of needs in the community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be directed to a CRC point person. We also encourage you to continue to give regularly to support the work of the church. All the more in the face of growing needs in our community, we encourage you to give above and beyond your regular giving, by contributing to the church’s Benevolence Fund. The Benevolence Fund is used in two main ways – 1) to help those with material needs within our church, and 2) to help those with need in the broader Upper Valley Community.
For your convenience here are the links to giving online:
Regular Giving to CRC
The Benevolence Fund at CRC
You may also give by mailing your gifts to Christ Redeemer Church, PO Box 5523, Hanover, NH 03755.
To learn more about CRC’s charitable work and financial giving policy, please visit us at: http://christredeemerchurch.org/home/resources/financial-contribution/