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    Redeemer ChurchRedeemer Church
    Keymaster

    While maintaining social distance, it’s normal to feel isolated. It’s crucial to remember, however, that we are part of a greater community – within our church, our city, and our world. 1 Corinthians 13:13 states, “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” In this time, we are called upon to love our family, friends, and neighbors as well as strangers. Mutual aid is the practice of engaging with other community members through cooperation and reciprocal care. What does it mean to you?

    Consider the following questions while posting:

    • How do you define mutual aid?
    • What acts of love has a friend or neighbor performed for you recently?
    • How have your reciprocated acts of love within your community?
    #1463
    Laura
    Guest

    Hi Redeemer! I miss you all but know you are in good (virtual) hands with your current Parish Administrator!

    I think outreach efforts like this live blog count also as a form of “mutual aid” because they help us to fight isolation and build community solidarity when we can’t share a physical space. What are some other high tech or low tech ways you all have been connecting with others remotely while quarantining?

    –Laura

    #1464
    Michael Foley
    Guest

    In a conversation today, a member of Redeemer mentioned having watched a good movie. A film with meaning, humor, or other attraction may help encourage or lift the spirit during these times of isolation. If you have an activity, film, or other intervention to lift the burden of the social distancing and quarantining that we are enduring, please post it on this page.

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    Becca Stallings
    Guest

    We realized that we had a VHS copy of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney’s first full-length animated film from 1937, and the kids had never seen it! Daniel and I remembered the wonderful drama of the scene where the wicked queen casts her spell, but had forgotten how FUNNY some scenes are! This is a movie people of all ages might enjoy seeing, and for kids, it is a way of connecting with older relatives–something to talk about on the phone or Zoom chat–because most people alive today have seen it at least once.

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    Missy Criss
    Guest

    We have been offering mutual aid to those in our school district by spreading the word about fundraising to get our kids computers to do schooling from home (it was successful and Woodland Hills now has enough computers for students! YAY) and by helping with ideas of how to honor our graduating seniors (we will be delivering yard signs next week to celebrate them). We have also been sewing masks for neighbors and family, checking in on our surrounding neighbors to see if they need anything, and constantly checking in with our own students (not our kids, the ones we teach) to make sure they are OK. I think OK is a fine place to be, no one is great right now with so many worries and what-ifs, but we are surviving and we are employed and we are healthy! All great blessings!

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