Archive for March 31st, 2020

Slice of Life: Still Serving

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Tuesday morning has changed somewhat. Each week I go to Solomon House before going to school. Now that school is closed and safe distancing orders are a must, the scene at Solomon House has changed.

Safe distancing pose in homemade face masks

We are still giving out groceries weekly, but the staff and volunteers are wearing masks and gloves. Our clients pull up with their cars or bikes and wait for a volunteer to carry the groceries out and place them on the curb for pick up.

Glen happily hops down the driveway with a cart load.

I’m happy we are able to continue this service to our community, but I miss greeting people with a smile and calling them by name.

Our hearts are still there,
still reaching out,
still caring.

A volunteer made some attractive cloth masks for us to wear. These beauties cheered us all!

Solomon House director Ellen hasn’t lost her sass behind her mask.

Fran Haley wrote a blog post about a friend making masks for their family. I wrote this cinquain poem found from her post.


Love-gifts, blanket
of self-care and service.
We will survive this trouble time.
Thank you!

found cinquain by Margaret Simon

Our mission is still serving,
still strong,
still important.

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Mission Statement:

Solomon House, an outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, in keeping with the teachings of Jesus Christ, strives to meet the needs of the community by providing spiritual enrichment, support, and guidance through the challenges of daily life.

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