Children's Sabbath, a program of the Children's Defense Fund, is a
multi-faith national observance that seeks to unite congregations of all
faiths in shared concern for children and common commitment to
improving their lives by working on their behalf.
Why should America's or Rochester's children be our concern?
America the child poverty rate is one out of every five children and
children are the poorest age group in the country. In the City of
Rochester, 47 percent of its residents live in poverty - the third
highest among the nation's largest cities. The Census Bureau rates our
metro area, which includes the surrounding counties, 13th nationally for
poverty. St. Thomas' is located in the City of Rochester.
Should we as individuals or as a parish consider taking steps to improve the lives of our city's children?
Giess and Susie Jones will be available during coffee hour after the 10
o'clock service to discuss this very question. Please stop by with your
concerns and to let us know of your interest in further discussion on
how we might help Rochester's youngsters.
Thu, November 10, 2011
by Kathleen Merritt filed under