Friday, January 14, 2022

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

In this new year as the Christmas season ends, we still face many challenges; homelessness, hunger, and pandemic to name a few.

A poem called “The Work of Christmas” by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader reminds of what we are called to do now.

When the song of the angels is stilled,

when the star in the sky is gone,

when the kings and princes are home,

when the shepherds are back with their flocks,

the work of Christmas begins:

to find the lost,

to heal the broken,

to feed the hungry,

to release the prisoner,

to rebuild the nations,

to bring peace among the people,

to make music in the heart.

You are invited to help by using the button below to give online or by sending your check to Episcopal Charities, 275 North Main Street, Providence 02903. Please indicate in the memo section of your check if you are giving to the Charities Annual Fund or Charities NOW.  And remember, Episcopal Charities does not apply any administrative fees. 

We thank you for your amazing support last year and in years past.

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed New Year. 


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