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September 17, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Joy Duke was suprised when she and her daughter stepped into the Harford Family House, a Jubilee Ministry of the Episcopal Church. Not only was the house providing basic shelter, but also, furniture and everything needed for daily living-- from dishes to dressers. According to Joy, she was so...

September 17, 2014

According to Denise Buchard, even when she was living in a car with her then 16- and 7- year old sons, she struggled to ask for help. Harford Family House, a Jubilee Ministry in Aberdeen, Diocese of Maryland, was there for her, even as she confronted domestic violence and a fear of failing her...

September 17, 2014

According to Denise Buchard, even when she was living in a car with her then 16- and 7- year old sons, she struggled to ask for help. Harford Family House, a Jubilee Ministry in Aberdeen, Diocese of Maryland, was there for her, even as she confronted domestic violence and a fear of failing her...

September 15, 2014

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania]  “We gathered here today to celebrate the life of a child we never knew, a child whose face we cannot even see. Jarrod Tutko, Jr. came into our lives too late for him, but not too late for us, not too late for his life to have an impact, I hope, on our lives...

September 15, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Cornerstone Kids, Inc., is a ministry of St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church, in the Tampa Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. According to census data, 48.2% of St. James’ neighbors live at or below the poverty line. Families are generally headed by single parents, which, when...

September 15, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Cornerstone Kids, Inc., is a ministry of St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church, in the Tampa Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. According to census data, 48.2% of St. James’ neighbors live at or below the poverty line. Families are generally headed by single parents, which, when...

September 12, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Imagine for just a minute that you are in the 3rd grade again.

When school is out, you ride the bus home to an empty house. Mom is at work and will not arrive home until 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. You have a little sister who is five years old that you have to look out for until Mom gets home....

September 12, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Imagine for just a minute that you are in the 3rd grade again.

When school is out, you ride the bus home to an empty house. Mom is at work and will not arrive home until 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. You have a little sister who is five years old that you have to look out for until Mom gets home....

September 12, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church had a problem. Their property, located adjacent to an apartment complex, was consistently being vandalized—as it turns out, by children from the neighborhood. Rather than repairing the damage repeatedly and simply moving on, parishioners decided to...

September 12, 2014

By: Christopher Sikkema

Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church had a problem. Their property, located adjacent to an apartment complex, was consistently being vandalized—as it turns out, by children from the neighborhood. Rather than repairing the damage repeatedly and simply moving on, parishioners decided to...

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