DRE’s September message

This year, we explore how to live in a time of precarity. We begin by thinking about how we approach it willingly. To me, this means showing up for each other as a community. We show up by saying yes to helping one another. But also it is recognizing our own need for people to show up for us and being willing to ask for help.

I have been blown away by how many people have said yes to showing up for our children as R.E. volunteers. However, if your circumstances make volunteering too much right now, please let us say yes to you and your need for support. We are in these times together!

Some simple ways we can show up for each other and our community:

  • Bring a meal to a family welcoming a new baby
  • Send a card to someone experiencing a loss
  • Check in on someone who shares a sorrow during service
  • Cook a meal for Loaves and Fishes or Como Mobile Aid Collective to share with our unhoused neighbors

– Jamila Batchelder
Director of Religious Education