Tuesday
Jun252013

CARE and LEARN

As told by Shirley Collins to Gail A Acton

For seven years Aggie fought for life experiencing three near deaths and three strokes. She fights to maintain her life in an alcoholic home without CARE. Being able to visit her gives us both hope that life can be better. Recently, she was able to secure better medical care and this led to the discovery of her condition called Vasculitis. What is Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of blood vessels. When blood vessels become inflamed, they may become weakened, stretch, and either increase in size or become narrow -- even to the point of closing entirely. Vasculitis can affect people of all ages, but there are types of vasculitis that occur in certain age groups more often than others.

Tuesday
Jun252013

CARE and SHARE

As told by Reha Cameron to Gail A Acton

I visited a blind lady today who was facing the end of life issues.  It was a God Moment and an opportunity for me to sing a hymn, " Deep and Wide," a classic action hymn I learned at summer camp.  We sang a couple of verses together and then she shared with me that an Angel had visited her in her room. She was thoughtful, and with an expression of regret about her last few years expressing that she did not know where she was going after death.  She understood as a child but then had left a path of faith and now was at a crossroad.  I was able to assure her that God never leaves you. I was blessed in that moment, as I was able to be present while she rediscovered God in that small room in a nursing home sitting alone and making decisions about where she would go after death. God never left her and I was blessed in that shared care moment.

Sunday
May262013

Pay It Forward CARE Services - Stories of Influence

As  told by Pastor Danny of the First Baptist Church of Orlando, May 26, 2013, Memorial Sunday.

A gentleman, travelling on same flight as Danny,and everyone wanting to arrive at their own destination, and on time, to be with family friends, and to attend social and business engagements, had a young stewardess who was overwhelmed with demands from all passengers on the flight she was serving. It was clear that she was in distress trying to meet the needs of all the people on that flight. Some were chronic complainers looking out only for self, some with genuine needs, and some paying their way and deserving of and demanding service.

Towards the end of the flight, a man sitting beside Danny called this same attendant over and, with hand gestures, asked her to come close to him as though he also wanted to present a need. INSTEAD he pressed a twenty dollar bill into her hand. She exclaimed, "NO SIR", we cannot accept gratuities and he insisted, this is just a gift not a tip. He pressed the twenty dollar bill into her hand.

When the flight landed the stewardess came to him to ask why he picked her to give $20.00 that day and that time.  The quiet gentleman responded that  God impressed on him that he needed to find someone to pass on PEACE AND CARE. You were the one.

The stewardess on her knees stated to this gentleman that he surely did not know how much this act of kindness and care meant to her. "I had domestic problems and arrived at work late, my boss was angry with me for my lateness, and then everyone was angry with me at preloading, so I cannot believe you could do this for me.

YOU CHANGED MY DAY.

MAKING DEPOSITS OF CARE INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS IS WHAT THE CARD IS ABOUT. SIMPLY CHECK THE BOX AND PASS THE CARD TO SOMEONE YOU BELIEVE COULD BENEFIT FROM AN ACT OF CARE.

EACH TIME YOU PASS THE CARD FORWARD, TICK THE BOX, AND IF YOU WISH TO TELL YOUR STORY OF CARE WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT THEM INTO OUR BLOG on www.creative.on.ca. SIMPLY EMAIL TO gail@creative.on.ca

One of the beatitudes states: Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

Friday
Apr192013

Press Release: A Church and Community Based Project of CARE at CCS Village

Church and Community Based Project of CARE at CCS Village

New Horizons Program for Supporting and Promotion of CARE GIVING PROGRAMS for all generations


CHRISTIAN CARE SERVICES a Volunteer Program of PAYING IT FORWARD CARE


Beginning May, 2013, CCS located at 118 Drive In Crescent, is offering a registration of PAY IT FORWARD CARE.

Gail Acton, author and originator of the PSW program, and community developer of Abigail Homes views the decreasing health dollars for home care, and institutional care, as a reason for our communities to become leaders in a VOLUNTEER PAY IT FORWARD CARE PROGRAM.

WHY?

1) It turns our focus away from ourselves.  Instead of the usual thought pattern of “How can I benefit from this?” or “What’s in it for me?”, the question of the day is more like, “How can I create a little happiness for someone?” or “How can something I do let someone know, with no strings attached, that kindness is still present in others?”

2) It’s centred around giving rather than taking.  I think taking is fine.  Taking or receiving is what we do when someone gives us a gift.  It’s certainly what drives most dreams — we go out and claim it, and make it happen, both are forms of taking.  But giving — the ability to give — is a gift unto itself. 

3) It’s joyful both ways.  Doing something nice for a perfect stranger can generate an unmatched feeling of pure joy.  As well, being on the receiving end where you least expect to find kindness, feels a lot like hot cocoa and a soft, warm blanket on a stormy day. The concept is a new one in that, as a volunteer, your hours of care will be recorded, donated, or used for your own care when necessary. All ages will be able to serve a need within the CARE community, AND MATCHES WILL BE MADE ON AVAILABILITY. Church Communities may contact Gail Acton for more information on participation in this event.

 

·         Contact Name: Gail Acton, RR#5 Owen Sound Ontario N4K 5N7

·         Phone 519-376-7396 Fax: 519-376-6772gail@creative.on.ca

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Saturday April 27, 2013 11-2 PM OPEN HOUSE, COME and GO.
Refreshments at CCS, attending will be Larry Miller, MP, 11:30

 

Thursday
Jan242013

The New Underclass: Why a Generation of Well-Educated, Ambitious, Smart Young Canadians has no Future

Macleans recently covered the difficult plight of many young people in Canada. In spite of solid education, a large percentage of graduates in their 20s and beyond continue to struggle. Read the full story here: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/01/16/the-new-underclass