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Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Texas church sees ‘the kingdom at work’ in longtime wheelchair ramp outreach Rector Albany, NY St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, has built 218 wheelchair ramps since 2001 through its outreach ministry Access Plus, now led by Doug Wayland, center with sunglasses on his hat. This ramp was completed in April 2017 for Vicenta Merida, standing right of Wayland. Photo: Doug Wayland[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal congregations have plenty of tools they can add to their outreach toolboxes: canned goods, used clothes, a warm meal, a place to sleep, coins for the laundromat, backpacks for students and sometimes just the patience to listen.At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, the tools of outreach include actual tools. But no carpentry experience is necessary.“Anybody who can operate a battery-power screwdriver can help us,” said Doug Wayland, who leads the congregation’s Access Plus outreach ministry.For 17 years, Access Plus volunteers have gathered at least once a month to build wheelchair ramps for residents in need, and the ministry is still going strong. With 218 ramps completed, Access Plus is increasing the number of projects it takes on this year after receiving $12,000 from a local foundation.Access Plus assembles its wheelchair ramps in 8-foot sections, with a steel end piece bringing the ramp to ground level. This ramp was completed in September 2014. Photo: Doug WaylandThat money will pay for a lot of ramps, with the typical ramp only costing $150 to $600 in materials. As for who is served, there is no typical ramp recipient. A boy suffering from bone disease and an elderly woman with a walker will both benefit from the improved access and mobility that the ramps provide.The work reminds Wayland of the passage from Matthew 25 in which Jesus says serving “the least of these who are members of my family” is service to God.“When we’re doing this, we’re doing this for the Lord,” he said.St. Mark’s is one of five Episcopal churches in and around Corpus Christi, a city of more than 300,000 people, and each congregation has supplied volunteers for Wayland’s Access Plus team, as have congregations from other Christian denominations. The Rev. John Hardie, rector at St. Mark’s, makes a point to describe the builds as ecumenical events.Access Plus volunteers work on a wheelchair ramp project in 2013. Photo: Doug Wayland“There’s just a lot of joy in working together. We take so much pride in having people from other congregations come and work with us,” Hardie said. “It feels like the kingdom at work, in simple, basic ways.”Outreach has been a major part of St. Mark’s identity since the congregation formed in 1986 as a church plant. One of its founding principles was that 10 percent of annual income would be devoted to outreach. Thirty years later, that now adds up to $35,000 to $45,000 a year invested in Access Plus and the church’s various other ministries.Hardie became rector in 1999, and the idea for Access Plus developed during a trip to Diocese of West Texas offices in San Antonio with parishioner Dik Johnson, a Navy veteran who had lost the use of his legs due to a spinal defect.As adept as Johnson was at navigating in his wheelchair, the restaurant where they stopped for lunch and the diocesan offices still were not as accessible as they could have been, Hardie said. Later that day, on the road back to Corpus Christi, they began to talk about Johnson’s experiences.“I asked Dik, do people here in town need a lot of help with accessibility into their homes?” Hardie said. “Do you think there’s a lot of impoverished people that struggle with that? He looked at me like I had two heads and said, ‘Of course.’”Out of that conversation, Access Plus was born in 2001.“It was just a Holy Spirit moment, when both of us felt that God’s asking us to do this,” Hardie said.They enlisted another parishioner, Jerry Pierce, who was an engineer by trade. He and others at the church had been involved with Habitat for Humanity projects, but they were looking for a new ministry to call their own. Pierce led the design and construction of the wheelchair ramps. Wayland joined the team later that first year.The “Plus” in the ministry’s name initially was meant to encompass other handyman services, such as painting homes and mowing lawns, but the work of Access Plus never broadened beyond the wheelchair ramps.“What the ‘Plus’ became, and has become more recently, is just the way we involve more people,” Hardie said.A Roman Catholic church group, for example, asked to help build one of the ramps to broaden its own outreach ministries. And St. Mark’s team taught a Rotary Club how to make the ramps, and the club now makes about 10 ramps a year, Wayland said.From the start, the goal for Access Plus has been to construct at least 12 ramps a year, with a team of a half dozen or more volunteers gathering on third Saturdays for their monthly projects. Johnson was a constant presence at the worksites until his death in 2011. He was known for bringing doughnuts around for the volunteers.“Dik never met a stranger,” Hardie said. “And he had a way of turning people toward service and love. He was a remarkable man.”Pierce moved to the Houston area after he retired a few years ago, and since then, Wayland has taken the lead. Wayland maintains a list of at least 30 people who are waiting for one of Access Plus’ ramps. As he makes his way through the list, he visits each home to determine what size ramp his team will build.The rule of thumb is a foot of ramp for every inch of vertical drop. If a resident’s steps are 24 inches high, that will require a 24-foot ramp. An 8-foot section costs about $150, and Wayland’s design also includes a flat section at door level, as well as in the middle of the ramp if the ramp includes turns.Each inch of vertical drop requires a foot of ramp so the decline isn’t too steep. This ramp was completed in February. Photo: Doug WaylandWayland, also retired now at 62, fills up the church’s enclosed trailer with the necessary boards, plywood, screws and galvanized steel (for the ends of the ramps) that he picks up from MG Lumber in Corpus Christi. All of the cutting and assembly happens at the worksite, and even with that labor, most of the projects are completed in a matter of hours.“We start at 8 o’clock in the morning, and we’re usually always gone at 1 o’clock in the afternoon,” Wayland said.Smaller ramps take even less time. Access Plus’ project No. 218 was a three-foot ramp that Wayland made by himself Feb. 28 in his garage and installed at the house of a local woman.“Doug is an energetic servant of the lord,” Hardie said. “If he finds a project that’s not too big, he tries to shoehorn a second one in.”Access Plus crew members joke around at a worksite in May 2014. Photo: Doug WaylandThe 2017 budget for Access Plus was about $8,000 from the church’s pool of outreach money. This year, Wayland’s team hopes to take on 20 projects with the money it received from the Ed Rachal Foundation.Every project concludes with a blessing. Hardie said the people receiving the ramps are asked if they belong to a local congregation and have a pastor they wish to invite to say the blessing. It need not be an Episcopal priest, but if no one else is available, the blessing is led by the Rev. Bruce Wilson, who serves as the Access Plus chaplain.The need for these wheelchair ramps is “enormous,” Hardie said, and since a local TV station aired a news report on the ministry in February, Wayland has added two dozen additional names to his waiting list. “There’s no shortage of people asking for help,” Wayland said.Among the people Access Plus has helped are a man who lost both legs above the knees, a couple who both use walkers, a Vietnam War veteran who suffered a stroke, a girl struggling with the effects of multiple sclerosis and a child suffering from brain cancer.He has been amazed by some of the obstacles people in wheelchairs have to clear just to get into their homes. One woman who had lost one of her legs showed him her elaborate routine, which involved pushing her body out of the wheelchair and positioning herself backward and halfway inside the doorway, so she could pull the chair in with her over the step.A mere 4-inch step may not seem like a challenge to an able-bodied person, Wayland said, but “to some people it is.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Comments (3) Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm What an amazing ministry. 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My husband and I are fortunate to live in a ground floor apartment (we both have MS), but I would hope my parish would do something similar if we needed it. Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 12, 2018 at 12:37 pm I worked with these guys as an unskilled volunteer on one project. These guys have ramp building down to an organized, highly efficient skilled/science/art form. A well oiled machine. They have a support trailer that is extremely well organized; required project materials and tools, pre-buiIt jigs are all in organized sections of the trailer. Every item has its own place. They know exactly what order tools are to be taken out and put back in. The basic construction steps and material dimensions involved in building the ramps are highly repeatable, ergo lending the construction to achieving great efficiencies. I was amazed at what they are able to accomplish in such short period of time. This is a ministry that could easily be cloned/franchised by other churches anywhere. All it would take is a grant/donations to get started with the appropriate materials, tools, a core skilled leader/organizer, a couple of skilled to semi skilled helpers, and willing volunteers. A very gratifying experience for someone wishing to volunteer on a worth while project. Any church/organization wanting to start new group like this could work with these guys on a couple projects to get the swing of things and lessons learned, and be off and running. As St. Marks has found, there is a real fundamental need, they have no lack of projects. Will gladly volunteer on this ministry again. God bless them. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Mar 2, 2018 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC
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Print Previous articleWATCH: Niall O’Carroll to join SL team with sports psychology insightsNext articleLimerick Soviet highlighted role of workers in War of Independence Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp NewsHealthUniversity Hospital Limerick worst-affected for overcrowding in AprilBy Cian Reinhardt – May 1, 2019 833 Email Twitter Facebook Linkedin Advertisement INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha said, “This is the second month in 2019 where over 10,000 patients have been forced to wait without a bed. The crisis is without question worsening. Overcrowding hits two main groups directly: those who depend on public health services and those who work in them, providing the safest care they can in these conditions.“We started the trolley count over a decade ago because of unacceptable overcrowding. The problem has more than doubled since then.” University Hospital LimerickUNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick was the worst affected hospital for overcrowding in what was worst April on record.Of the 10,229 admitted patients nationally that were forced to wait without hospital beds in April 2019, 1,206 were recorded in University Hospital Limerick according to a new monthly analysis by the INMO.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This is the highest ever number of patients on trolleys in April, an 8 per cent increase on April last year and a 125 per cent increase on April 2006, when figures began.Among the 10,229 patients were 106 children.The worst-affected hospitals last month were:University Hospital Limerick: 1,206 patientsCork University Hospital: 826 patientsUniversity Hospital Galway: 683 patientsSouth Tipperary General Hospital: 623 patientsTallaght University Hospital: 566 patients
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Twitter Facebook Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation The Odessa City Council may reform its meetings to discuss city business in front of more Odessans, potentially scrapping public sessions where they debate issues before they come to a vote.On the face of it, the discussed changes relate to what room the City Council meets in and when. But council members also pointed to a need to improve transparency, an acknowledgement following the turmoil on the board in 2017, including controversies relating to individual council members and contentious decisions such as the removal of the city manager in September.The meetings the City Council discussed doing away with are already public but are more sparsely attended than the regular meetings inside City Hall chambers where council members vote on public business, which usually fall twice a month.“You’ve got some people out there that say we are not doing a very good job,” District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff said, during one of those meetings on Tuesday. “If I came to our council meetings I would leave here not knowing very much about what’s going on with the city.”The other public meetings often involve greater discussion, but a smaller audience that includes presenters or media.One of these meetings is a “briefing” session, generally lasting an hour immediately before the regular council meetings, where council members meet in a smaller room and discuss issues they are about to vote on or broader issues with city staff.On Tuesday, the briefing included a discussion about buying additional property along University Boulevard. A project to widen the thoroughfare is already underway. But the purpose of the additional properties, as they become for sale, would be to make way for further widening of the roadway if needed decades from now.The council discussed options with city staff and did not vote.In weeks where the council does not have a regular meeting, they usually meet for a finance committee. At one such meeting, on Jan. 16, for example, council members discussed creating an economic development zone for downtown Odessa in order to pay for downtown improvement projects. Interim City Manager Michael Marrero said an internal study suggested such a strategy would produce modest returns and asked the council to hire a consultant to study it further.The recent proposals to scrap the finance meeting and the briefing sessions came from Graff and Mayor David Turner.“If you are going to educate the public, we need to do away with the briefing,” Turner said.Anyone can attend the briefings but often do not. District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton said he would not oppose doing away with them and that Odessans “deserve at least that opportunity to hear more of the process.”The officials made their suggestions during a debate sought by Graff about the way the city bundles into a single vote decisions on routine matters like approving meeting minutes, accepting grants and funding scheduled equipment replacements — something called a “consent agenda” that she wanted to pare down or do away with.Top city administrators say the interim city manager and city attorney compiling the consent agenda is an efficient tool common in local government that keeps meetings from running long.Graff stopped short of agreeing with Turner’s proposal to scrap the briefing sessions, saying she wanted to hear presentations such as the one about University Boulevard again if they come before the board for a vote.Issues discussed at the finance meetings often precede a vote the next week.“I like coming to the finance committee because it educates me on probably over half of what were going to discuss in the City Council meeting,” District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales said.Council members did not decide or vote on reforming their meetings Tuesday. And some council members including District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant and Gonzales said they thought the existing system works.The discussion about reforming meetings did not include the sort of closed meetings that are the subject of an ongoing lawsuit by the Odessa American. The lawsuit, alleging violations of open meetings law that requires most public business to be conducted in public, followed a May 9 meeting where council members met behind closed doors for more than 50 minutes before removing the head of the Odessa Development Corporation without public explanation.But Graff acknowledged the lack of transparency that accompanies such closed sessions, which the public is barred from observing.“Just have a closed session, close the door and don’t let anybody know,” Graff said. “That’s kind of what we are doing.” WhatsApp Twitter
News UpdatesFiling Of Writ Petition Only For Directions To Create Awareness Regarding Certain Laws Is Not Proper: Allahabad High Court Sparsh Upadhyay12 Nov 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday (05th November) observed that the filing of Writ Petition, praying for directions to create awareness regarding certain laws is not proper and that “it appears that such petitions are filed only for the sake of popularity.”The Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Saurabh Lavania was hearing a Writ petition, filed by one Dr. Syed Rizwan Ahmed, seeking…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday (05th November) observed that the filing of Writ Petition, praying for directions to create awareness regarding certain laws is not proper and that “it appears that such petitions are filed only for the sake of popularity.”The Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Saurabh Lavania was hearing a Writ petition, filed by one Dr. Syed Rizwan Ahmed, seeking a direction upon the respondent Nos.1 (Union Of India Thru Secy. Ministry Of Home Affairs) and 2 to organize public awareness campaigns by way of hoardings and releasing informatory audio and visual programmes to educate the public regarding sexual violence and the laws on the issue related to crimes against women and laws of 13th Criminal Law Amendment Act.The petitioner had approached the Court after preferring the representation, on which the letter dated 04.09.2018 was issued to Joint Secretary (Judicial) C S Division, Ministry of Home Affairs thereby requesting to take appropriate steps in the matter in issue.Court’s ViewThe Court was of the view that every citizen of the country is presumed to be aware of the laws of the land. But even then, it may be necessary at times to create awareness.The Court further observed that Courts, in a given case, if necessary, may issue directions for taking steps for creating awareness regarding certain laws, but filing of writ petition only for the above purpose is not proper.Moreover, the Court did not find from the averments made in the petition that the Government has not taken any steps for creating awareness on the aforesaid law. The Court also noted,”In the absence of specific allegations that the Government has not taken any concrete steps regarding awareness of the said laws, we do not find it to be a fit case for issuing any direction in exercise of our extraordinary jurisdiction.”Further, it was informed by learned Addl. C.S.C. to the Court that the State of U.P. had already launched the Mission “Shakti” for the protection and security of the women in the State. Accordingly, the writ petition was dismissed.Lastly, the Court said,”It may, however, be open for the appropriate Government to take appropriate steps in the light of the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Vishaka & Ors. Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. (1997) 6 SCC 241.”About Mission ShaktiIt may be noted that on 17th October, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath had launched “Mission Shakti”, a six-month drive to ensure safety and security of women and children, on October 17, coinciding with the beginning of Navratri.”In the first phase of the Mission Shakti programme, we are going to spread awareness on women safety. In the second phase, legal action will be taken, and in the third phase, we will launch massive action against two kinds of people — one who are a threat to the security of women and those who are promoting wide scale corruption in schemes meant for the welfare of women,” the Chief Minister had said.Case title – Dr. Syed Rizwan Ahmed v. Union Of India Thru Secy. Ministry Of Home Affairs & Anr. [P.I.L. CIVIL No. – 19502 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Police in Strabane are appealing to the public to report all incidents to police to allow for investigations to be carried out and those responsible for criminal acts brought before the courts.Its after they became aware of an article in a local newspaper reporting details of a serious assault on a local man in recent days.Inspector Martin Mullan says the incident was not reported to Police however, through enquiries conducted, the victim has been identified and police are following definite lines of enquiry.Police have also viewed a video of the incident that shows a number of people assaulting an older man in the Eden Terrace area of the town on the evening of Friday July 12th.They say the victim was not seriously injured but stressed that it could have been much more serious.Inspector Mullan says the fact the incident was not reported to police is a worrying concern and he has appealed to the local people of Strabane to report all incidents in order for them to be investigated thoroughly.Anyone who has any information relating to the incident on Friday July 12th is asked to contact officers in Strabane. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Serious assault in Strabane prompts appeal from police News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – July 22, 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articleTickets on sale for Donegal v Mayo in CastlebarNext articleTánaiste believes Boris Johnson understands complexities of NI News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — The young man who told police that he was a missing child has a history of lying to police about his identity, officials revealed on Friday. Police reported Thursday that the person who identified himself as Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared when he was 6 years old in 2011 and would be 14 years old now, was in fact a 23-year-old from Ohio.A DNA test proved the young man was not Pitzen. Rather, he is Brian Michael Rini, and this wasn’t his first run-in with law enforcement.Ben Glassman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, said Rini “had actually on two prior occasions claimed to be a victim of juvenile sex trafficking.” In those cases, which took place in northern Ohio but the dates of which were not publicly released, Rini’s identity was determined when his fingerprints were tested by authorities, Glassman said. In this case, Rini refused to give his fingerprints to law enforcement officials, but he did allow them to swab him, which was then used to run a DNA test. “I think there were suspicions relatively quickly if for no other reason than he declined to be fingerprinted,” Glassman said.Glassman said that on multiple occasions Rini had identified himself as Pitzen to FBI agents, after the agents had identified themselves. After the DNA test was completed and the results confirmed his true identity, a FBI agent reminded him that it was a crime to lie to a federal agent, and they read him his Miranda rights. “Nevertheless, he again said that he was Timmothy Pitzen,” Glassman said, noting that agents “confronted him with the DNA results and at that point, the person stated immediately that he was not Timmothy Pitzen.”Rini now faces a federal criminal charge for lying to a federal agent, which is punishable with up to eight years in federal prison. Glassman noted the possible sentence is a reflection of the fact that Rini is accused of “lying about a material matter that involves the sex trafficking of children.” “My heart goes out to the family of Timmothy Pitzen. I can only imagine the kind of pain that they have been through and that this episode has caused for them,” Glassman said.Glassman did not go into any further details about Rini’s criminal history except to confirm he was “recently released from custody in March.” According to Medina, Ohio, police chief Ed Kinney, Rini “has an extensive criminal history with Medina police and documented mental issues,” he told ABC station WLS-TV.“He has between 50 and 60 interactions with Medina police, more than nine pages,” Kinney told WLS. The suspect’s family echoed that sentiment and noted he had been receiving unspecified treatment for undisclosed issues.“He was receiving treatment but then he stopped and started getting in more trouble,” his brother Jonathan Rini told ABC station WEWS-TV. “I told the family that I’m sorry for what he’s done,” Jonathan Rini said. Police are expected to give an update on the case Friday morning. There have been no statements about any possible charges involved in the case.For their part, relatives of Pitzen gave a statement after the DNA test made it clear he was not a match, expressing their disappointment and their empathy for Rini. “We hope that everyone will join us in praying for the young man,” Timmothy Pitzen’s aunt Kara Jacobs said of Brian Rini. “I don’t think that anything involving a child is a hoax and I will reserve all judgement and pray for the young man,” she said Thursday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.