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PARISH PICNIC BARBECUE/ ON HOLD / DATE TBD
ICE CREAM SOCIAL ;
SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH
AFTER LITURGY DOWNSTAIRS
Their Mission Statement:
"To build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better."[
The link below will take you to five inspirational stories of organizers in the past 50 years who have been involved with Community Change
Community Change generally works in low-income areas, especially within communities of color, and attempts to create resident-based groups to work on local issues of concern. The organization sponsors internships and training programs in several areas, including community organizing, service learning, union organizing, electoral engagement, and youth/student organizing. The organization provides resources for grassroots groups including campaign strategy, funding and social media strategy. In 2004, through the collaboration with immigrant groups,
Community Change organized the Fair Immigration Reform Movement that "empowered immigrants to speak out".
The organization seeks to create workplace environments that value family, to guarantee minimum wage, "unlock opportunities in the poorest communities, and increase income taxes for the wealthy.
The Center for Community Change launched the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), an immigration reform movement working for comprehensive immigration reform.
Today at Kiva we celebrate YOU!
Your commitment to KIVA’s mission is a cause for celebration
SOME NUMBER CRUNCHING BY JACKIE RYAN: THANK YOU JACKIE !
First donation made on August 22, 2017 which means we have been doing this for 1808 days or 59.44 months or 4.95 years.
Our original investment Amount to open account - $ 1580.21
Averages by month and year:
Donation to support the Kiva organization is $26.25 total or 0.44 per month or $ 5.29 annually.
We have donated a total of $6500.00 in loans or $109.35 monthly or $1312.22 annually.
We have been paid back a total of $5431.57. Monthly it is $91.37 and $1096.53 annually.
We have a total loss of $199.30. (that is 3 % default rate) Monthly it is $3.35 and $40.23 annually.
Some comparisons to consider: Current Student Loan default rate is 15% . Current default rate on First Mortgages in US is 36%
The KIVA loan team (Thank you Jackie, Sharon, Charlie) loaned a total of $ 300.00 to five people from five different countries. Their pictures and stories are told here. The Team is scheduled to meet again in October. We are starting with a balance of $57.00, they are hoping our repayments will allow us to loan another $ 300.00 or more the next time we meet in October.
Spiritual Direction (or Spiritual Companionship) is the practice of being with people who wish for a deeper spirituality and personal relationship with God.
The Adult Spirituality Team is extending an invitation to anyone interested in exploring this valuable process. St. Charles of Brazil is fortunate to have two Spiritual Directors who are members of our community, they are experienced and possess a high level of expertise in this special and unique ministry. Both Mother Monica Kennedy and Alice Jo Weaver would welcome the opportunity to accompany you on your journey.
Contact either of them with any questions or concerns: Mother Monica Kennedy (443-895-6322) Alice Jo Weaver (443-848-7439)
Announcing the Retirement of Bishop Ron Stephens
The CACINA College of Bishops
gives thanks to Bishop Anthony Santore for his many years of service in the
role of Presiding Bishop. Bishop Santore announced his plan to retire
last month and the College of Bishops has elected Bishop Michael Theogene as
the CACINA's next Presiding Bishop.
My dear sisters and brothers in Christ it is with deep humility that I amsharing with you that the College of Bishops has elected me to be the next Presiding Bishop of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America. This is a great responsibility and I hope that I may truly be a faithful servant to our God and to our people. CACINA is a family, and this family is a team, and I cannot do it alone but together by the grace of God we will be guided by the Holy Spirit, witnessing the unconditional love of God for all people As your shepherd I intend to follow Jesus’ example of courage,openness, risk, dedication, trust, and sacrifice going forward into the future as a community, drawing others to CACINA spreading the Good News of love and inclusiveness. My dream is to continue the quality and stability we have had over the years. This stability will give us all we need to work toward growth and positive change. I ask for your prayers and guidance as we embark this challenge together on challenge together +Michael
Announcing CACINA'S New Chancellor
election of Bishop Michael Theogene as CACINA's new Presiding Bishop, the
position of Chancellor was opened.
Tickets are now on sale for HOPE For All's 2nd Annual Bowling for HOPE event that takes place on Sept. 30. Last year we had several church group teams come out for a night of fun, and we hope you'll be able to join us this year.
It's an all-inclusive event with food, drinks, snacks, and dessert, as well as bowling prizes. In addition, we'll have raffles, a 50-50, and our online auction, with all of the prizes on display at Greenway Bowl. It's a big event for us, and will go a long way in supporting our work in the community.
Here's the link for bowling tickets: https://hopeforall.givesmart.com
People can also go to our website https://hopeforall.us/2nd-annual-bowling-for-hope/