Here is Bulletin_2015-04-26
Recently, many work, family, and spiritual obligations have come into my life. Even though the drumbeat of social justicism continues at St. Peter’s, I have little or no time to discuss items that need to be addressed. The best my wife and I can do is to provide a few references and hope that you have the time to do the required homework.
Whether we like it or not, we are all along for the ride: First, look at Bulletin 2015-04-26. There it is. The siren song of The Village Model:
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.
Everywhere you look in Rappahannock County these days, it’s the same song – The Village Model. Did you see the front page of the Rappahannock News? The article Rappahannock at Home: new county-wide senior support program lets you know:
You can learn all about Rapp at Home at a public meeting — hosted by Hunter — from 2 to 4 p.m. next Thursday, April 30 at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church (3948 Sperryville Pike) in Sperryville. (Transportation to the meeting will be provided for those requiring it. Call 540937 4663 if you need a ride or can offer one for someone else.)
Who’s bringing you this program?
Rapp at Home has the assistance of many local community groups, including the newly formed Rappahannock Clergy Association, Aging Together, Rappahannock Senior Center, 4-H, Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, Rappahannock Social Services, Rappahannock Food Pantry, the Benevolent fund and others.
Yes, it was the Rappahannock Clergy Association, which, if you have been reading this blog and the minutes from our Parish Pastoral Council, was founded by our Pastor.
We’ve been traveling down this path since at least October of last year, when our Pastor declared to us, based on statistics provided by People Incorporated, that Rappahannock is an aging county. (See Can We Trust the Pastoral Council?) He determined that there was a “need” and he and the local social justicism cabal have led the entire county to the Village to Village Network.
Have you enjoyed the ride so far? My wife and I are sure there is much more to come.
Question for the astute Sheep in Exile – How many souls will gain eternal salvation through the Rapp at Home initiative? Perhaps your answer will help to explain why we are in exile.