Here is Bulletin_2015-04-12
Our time is limited today, but allow us to draw your attention to this item in the Pastor’s Piece:
RAPPAHANNOCK AT HOME
NEIGHBORS HELPING SENIORS AGE AT HOME
You are invited to a Community Forum on Thursday, April 30th (2 pm-4 pm) at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. The forum will talk about the “village mode” for neighbors helping seniors age at home. Come talk about starting a “village” model for Rappahannock County.
What is a “Village”? Villages are membership-driven, grass-roots organizations with a mission of helping people grow older without having to leave their homes. Through volunteers and/or paid staff, Village members have access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs enabling individuals to remain connected to their community throughout the aging process.
We hear the drum of Social Justicism beating again. – The item does not mention that the description of a “Village” comes from the Village to Village Network Website. Here is the wording at the Website:
What exactly is a Village?
Villages are membership-driven, grass-roots organizations that, through both volunteers and paid staff, coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs enabling individuals to remain connected to their community throughout the aging process.
Question: If it is grass-roots driven, why do they state that “The annual membership fee per groups is $375”? Apparently, grass seed costs money. Is it time for a special collection at St. Peter’s? Are we dealing with an attempt to establish a Social Justicism group in Rappahannock County that will be affiliated with an existing national organization? It looks like it. Of course, the local churches are being drawn into it even though it appears that there is little or no religious component to Village to Village Network.
As usual, there is more here than meets the eye. We will comment in greater detail in a separate post.