Our youngest daughter, Hilary, wanted to do something to help support the ministry and she has nothing. She came up with the idea of coordinating a Party-Lite Fundraiser. This is how it works. There are eight different scents of candles to choose. There are three different types of candles: 2 dozen tea lights, 1 dozen votives with a votive glass, or 2 cup candles. All choices are $20 plus tax, for a total of $21.20. All checks should be payable to: The King’s Jubilee. The King’s Jubilee gets half of the proceeds.
Hilary will be taking orders at St. Philip’s. We are looking for others to take folders to bring them to their church and work to sell candles there. It is a quick turn-around. The party closes on July 23. It has been extended.
To get involved, contact Hilary at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at: 267-644-8133
I posted this image on Facebook with the following caption:
This is what my granddaughters call a “make-a-wish.”
It is a giant salsify puff outside my front door.
We cannot serve people clicks, likes and shares. The phone company like to be paid in US dollars. The TKJ mobile needs real gasoline and oil. The virtual world is fun, but we need to make an impact in the real world with good old fashioned greenbacks, I’m afraid.
Thank you for the few who have already given and for those who may be in the process.
May God bless this “make-a-wish” and those who respond to it to bless this ministry to the poor and homeless in Jesus’ Name.
Within two hours, we received five Paypal donations and two promises of checks. Two of these were from first time donors. One person criticized the heavy handed tactic. I told him that desperate times called for desperate measures. People have been trying to settle me down for years. Please, I put this challenge out to you. Find a steady, reliable income stream to support and grow this ministry, and I will settle down. Any takers?
Next Thursday night is going to be a picnic in the park in center city Philadelphia. We are going to have hot dogs with all the fixin’s, homemade baked beans, salads, fruit dessert. I’m going to see if we can even scare up some ice cream! “There will be music everywhere.”
We’re not here to pity poor folk. We are all just folk!
We are here to share some of God’s good blessings with some of our brothers and sisters in the City of Brotherly Love, because that’s what a park was made for.
How many precepts you ignore, since your ears are plugged with avarice! How much gratitude you ought to have shown to your Benefactor, how joyful and radiant you ought to have been that you are not one of those who crowd in at others doors, but rather others are knocking at your door. But now you lower your eyes and quicken your step, muttering hasty responses, lest anyone pry some small coin from your grasp. You know how to say only one thing: “I do not have, I cannot give, I myself am poor.” You are poor indeed and bereft of all goodness: poor in love, poor in kindness, poor in faith towards God, poor in eternal hope. Make your brothers and sisters sharers of your grain; give to the needy today what rots away tomorrow. Truly, this is the worst kind of avarice: not even to share perishable goods with those in need. (Saint Basil, “On Social Justice”, p.68-69)
The City of Philadelphia agreed that there would be no attempt to enforce the “Outdoor Feeding Ban” prior to our hearing in federal court on July 9 and 10. This applies to all groups, not just ours. If any of you are harassed or issued warnings by police for serving food in Fairmount Park, please let us know. We also ask that all groups continue to be vigilant to clean up after yourselves. Be good Girl Scouts: “Always leave a place better than how you found it.”
Please pray for this situation. Pray for our lawyers. Pray for us as we prepare. Pray that we will all have clarity of mind and unity of witness for the Gospel of Christ. Pray for Mayor Nutter, that he will come to his senses and stop this nonsense. Pray that the judge will judge righteously.
We would appreciate it if any of you could come down and witness the hearing and provide moral support. When I know the exact time and location, I will post that.
Please consider making an extra donation to The King’s Jubilee for my support in this. I usually do not draw any kind of salary or support. Usually the icon business subsidizes the ministry. Right now, I have been so distracted with this whole mess, that the business has suffered. Plus, I have been ill. (I’m sure it’s not stress related, do you think?) On top of that, summer is our busiest season for the ministry.
Please stand with us in this ministry at this vital crossroads.
The Paypal Donate button is on the right or go to the Contact page for other options. May God bless you as you bless the poor in Jesus’ Name!