Monthly Archives: December, 2016
The people of Tarboro, Princeville, Pine Tops, and the surrounding area are in need of a great deal of assistance following Hurricane Matthew. WPC’s first group of responders traveled down east on December 16. Cleaning out damage is underway, and soon rebuilding will start.
We need folks who are skilled with building tools, and those who are not. There are tasks for everyone to do. They estimate it will take 2-3 years to complete the recovery, and they need our help to do it. This is a good (and fun) way to spend a day helping our neighbors. Please join us.
2017 Schedule (click a date to sign up)
- Tuesday, January 24
- Saturday, January 28
- Saturday, February 4
- Tuesday, February 7
- Tuesday, March 14
- Saturday, April 1
Teams depart from WPC at 7am. Sign up above, contact Dorene Palermo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eileen McAvoy (email@example.com), or sign up in the Mission Center. Sign up deadline is two days before each trip.
Matthew begins with family.
That’s why I included verse seventeen at the beginning of today’s reading. If you’ll indulge me and flip to the beginning of Matthew’s gospel, I’ll tell you why. Family is important to Matthew. Matthew knows his readers. They are, Tom Long writes, Jewish by heritage, Christian by conviction. They are in-between synagogue and church, seeking identity.1 Where have we come from? It’s something we all want to know. This genealogy – all of these names – may seem tough to access, but imagine cleaning out a loved one’s home and finding an old family Bible. You dust it off and sit, flipping back through worn pages, an old photograph falls out. “Is that great-grandmother’s wedding dress?” You see a commendation from the war he never spoke about. You see a death notice of a baby no one ever mentioned.Read more...
Blog post written by Dorene Palermo.
A group of 11 very hearty souls traveled down east on Friday, December 16, for our first trip to help the people there recover from Hurricane Matthew. It was 22 degrees when we assembled at 7am in the WPC parking lot, so we didn’t waste much time standing around talking. Ninety minutes later we found ourselves in the hallway at St. James United Methodist Church in Tarboro awaiting our work instructions.