After our September 16 service, we’ll be hosting a potluck lunch. We’ll be celebrating the confirmation of a few folks on that day and think it would be nice to top it off with a fellowship event. Hopefully, Bishop Jane will stay on with us after her confirming duties are done for some fellowship in the church where her career began a few years ago!
We’ll also be accepting donations at the lunch for the Senior Ladies of Burundi and their amazing medical initiative in Buyé. Our partners there in the Buyé Mother’s Union are working to provide seniors with a card that gives them 80% coverage of medical expenses for a year. These cards only cost $5 each, but that cost is beyond the financial abilities of most seniors in Burundi. These folks have worked hard all of their lives – often at hard physical labour – and have no pension or other late-life income to support them.
Note: This was originally scheduled for September 9.