Dear Friends of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island:
As the minister and officers of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, we have opened the doors of the church to people who have dropped by to check in, recharge their phones, connect to the internet, warm up some mac and cheese and as of late, to take a shower. Both Alan, my spouse, and I feel that this is one way we can be of service to people still feeling the effects of Sandy.
Please call me at (347) 466-0864 before you come over. We are not planning on going far but I may visit a few people today and restock some food and drinks in case people come over and need a little nurture and sustenance.
I have also decided to hold the service this Sunday on healing and the importance of community in emergencies (“After the Hurricane”, a meditation by a Unitarian Universalist minister (Jane Ellen Mauldin) after Hurricane Andrew struck the Gulf Coast, will form the reading). It will be quite beautiful and offer you a chance to light candles of hope and concern. Perhaps, we might consider together how we might plan in the future to minister to one another during the next storm. The Service on Generosity will come later the first Sunday in December. Stay well and safe–until we see one another again!