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Praying Online: Yes, it is Possible

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Do you think of your smartphone when you think of prayer practices? It’s easy to see that our society is addicted to our phones. We can barely go ten minutes without checking to see if we’ve gotten a text. And standing in line at the grocery store now means scrolling through our...

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Haiti Day 5: Medical Clinic Finale

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  “Rise and shine and give God the Glory!” was the song the counselors always used to wake us at summer camp. I have to admit, on our final morning in Lorenette, I was not feeling very “shiny” this morning. And after several days of difficult medical work, I...

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Haiti Day 4: Full-Day Medical Clinic (Monday, January 8) 

Posted by Kelli Richardson on

  What a wonderful day it was today!  We saw over 100 patients. The queue was already out the door by the time we opened  at 8:15am there was a wide range of ages, including one woman who was 106 years old!  In a country where the average life expectancy is about 55-60 years...

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Haiti Day 3: Sunday, January 7

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Today we woke up to a light fog and the sun slowly burning through. 9am worship actually began at 10am. Fr Noe asked me to lead worship - all i can offer is English. Anxious I was:  I was then reminded by an elder that “in the country - no need to worry about not speaking French -...

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A Resolution Request

Posted by Alex Howard on

Just a few weeks ago, we heard Mtr. Mary Lynn speak frankly about New Year’s resolutions. How many of us start out with specific goals and the resolve to make these goals a reality? Often around things like food and exercise. For me, I usually make it to January 9. It is my birthday and...

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Haiti Day 2: Feast Day of the Epiphany (January 6, 2018). 

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

  What a great day it has been. After a good night sleep we packed up the two trucks and drove to Lorenette. It took a bit longer thanks to some wet roads and the decay of parts of the roads since my last visit.  When we arrived at the Epiphany School, we greeted by a large crowd...

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Haiti Day 1: The Twelfth Day of Christmas (Friday, January 5)

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

The good news is we all arrived safely in Hinche, Haiti yesterday. The truth is that the saga began Thursday with the super storm canceling two flights for Mike and David. Kelli, Allen, Mary Ann, Wayne and Fr Mark all arrived in Miami at 5:30am to catch our flight to Haiti. After a full day - we...

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Artfully Giving to St. Bart's

Posted by Kristeen Evans on

Earlier this year, I was introduced to two retired church members who, like so many others, give their time and talent to St. Bart’s. What’s extraordinary isn’t that these retired church members volunteer at St. Bart’s, but rather how June Scopinich and Lindy Emery...

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Reflections on Developing Empathy: What is the Role of the Church in Serving People who are Homeless?

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St. Bart’s member Rita Moufarrenge offers her reflections on the recent 9am Forum with Matthew Works, a homeless person who shared with us his (so far unsuccessful) efforts to end homelessness in the United States by opening up churches to homeless people like himself.   Matthew...

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Our Wagon Wheel Advent Wreath

Posted by Nathan Costa on

The Advent wreath is a domestic symbol: its simple circle and four candles mark the four Sundays of Advent for families waiting to remember the coming of Christ at Christmas. The tradition of making Advent wreaths from wagon wheels comes from ancient Nordic and Celtic sun-worshipping...

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