ATTENTION: It’s that time of year: Samaritan’s PurseOperation Christmas Child, ‘Shoebox Ministry.’ If you are interested in filling a shoebox, please stop by the church office and pick one up. A ‘Need Ideas’ list is available when you pick up your shoebox. Your gift of a shoebox goes to children around the world. Shoeboxes must be filled and returned for drop-off week, November 16-22, 2020. St. Andrew’s is once again partnering with Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church and Tuskegee University.
Alabama Attorney General, Steve Marshall has instituted a ‘price gouging law’ in response to customer complaints during COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of businesses taking advantage of this pandemic by suddenly raising their prices, contact the Attorney General’s Office. This is an election year locally, state-wide and nationally. Please take the time to log onto Virtual Forums (and channel 181-Charter) and get to know those vying for your vote in the fall. VOTING is a right earned on the backs of many who risked life and limb so that people of color could vote, especially those in the south. See www.justice.gov, History ofFederal Voting Rights Law 1965
If you need medical attention call to see if your healthcare provider offers TELEHEALTH. All you need is a computer. For questions concerning COVID-19 in Macon County, contact Frank Lee, EMA Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 334-724-2626 or 800-270-7268 or visit online, coronavirus.gov
The Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial are both open to the public. The Museum is located at 115 Coosa St. and the Memorial is located at 417 Caroline St., Montgomery. Tickets are available for purchase at the gift shop, in the ‘Alley’ or online at https://eji.org .
The Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc. located at 201 South Main Street, Tuskegee. The Theatre is seeking financial support from ‘YOU’ to continue to be able to offer theatrical productions. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, go to www.tuskegeerep.com or check the bulletin board in the Education Building for a paper form. Please help support the arts in Tuskegee.
DIOCESAN NEWS NEAR AND FAR
In response to the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota leaders from across the Anglican Communion have spoken out, condemning racism, supporting the protests and urging a renewed commitment to racial justice. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion has joined with Archbishop of York, John Sentamu and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in criticizing President Donald Trump’s photo op holding a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, across from the White House. They have called for a renewed commitment to racial justice and called racism “an affront to God” and saying it must be eradicated.” For more news, see Episcopal News Service at episcopalnewsservice.org
The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama presents the 190th Convention of the Diocese of Alabama, February 12-13, 2021 at St. Stephen’s, Birmingham. See www.dioala.org for more information.
The Third season of The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry podcast continues with guest Ruby Sales. Sales is a human rights activist, public theologian and social critic. She is the founder of The Spirithouse Project, a former member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and a former student freedom fighter while attending Tuskegee Institute. Spirithouse houses The Jonathan Daniels and Samuel Younge Institute for Racial Justice. For the podcast visit: episcopalchurch.org Way of Love podcast webpage. For more on Ruby Sales visit spirithouseproject.org
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welbywelcomes TheEpiscopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria as the41st Provinceof the Anglican Communion. This Province will serve 10 countries as the official Anglican Communion presence: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Chad, Mauritania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia. It is named after the north Egyptian city which was home to one of the earliest branches of the Christian Church. .
Union of Black Episcopalians, the Episcopal Church’s Department of Ethnic Ministries is hosting, 'The New Community Virtual Conference, ‘Weaving Our Diversity and Forming Life-Giving Relationships for the New Reality', from October 30-31. See www.ube.org for more details. The Union of Black Episcopalians stands in the continuing tradition of more than 200 years of Black leadership fighting racism in the Episcopal Church. For more information and an application for membership, please complete the form locatedhere.