Monday, March 15, 2010

Helping Haiti update--March 15-21

Donations for Haiti are piling up at St. Paul et les Martyrs d’Haiti, but there’s still plenty of space in the trailer, which is scheduled to be shipped on Mar. 22—just a week from today. Don’t forget to bring your donations this week to the church, 6744 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Items needed include: medical and hygiene supplies, towels, toys, water and non-perishable (preferably ready-to-eat) food. (NO clothing, please—they already have many boxes of clothing and shoes.)

Saturday, Mar. 20 at 5 p.m., there will be a Eucharist (celebrated in French and Creole) at St. Paul’s to pray for the people of Haiti and to bless the trailer before it is shipped. Everyone in the diocese is invited.

Sunday, Mar. 21, the Rev. Lauren Stanley, appointed missionary of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Haiti, will be at Trinity Cathedral, Miami, preaching at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services and leading the adult forum following the 10 a.m. service. Since the earthquake she has served as a liaison between the Diocese of Haiti and the Episcopal Church in this country, going back and forth between the United States and Haiti, and posting all available information to her blog, Go Into the World. She will provide an up-to-date first-hand account of the situation in Haiti.