Mission Statement: The PV Volunteers are an ecumenical community of diverse individuals. By providing a service experience in a variety of settings, we respond to human need, form relationships and encourage change and growth both in ourselves and with those we serve.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

A Special Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

On November 18, 2009, TGIA celebrated its 8th annual Thanksgiving dinner, complete with delicious dishes made by the young women. This has always been one of our more festive meetings of the year, and we always spend time sharing what we are thankful for. From there we discussed plans for next week's TGIA Bake Sale, the proceeds of which will help support TGIA's service trip to our fellow community in West Virginia. The evening was filled with laughter and bonding, and the group photos are always such a challenge (and joy!).

TGIA sends heartfelt wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all!

Giving thanks for each other!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In Memorium...

Clarence Tilley passed away unexpectedly this past Wednesday, November 11th. Clarence has been a faithful volunteer to the Itmann Food Bank and will be missed greatly. Many of you will also remember Clarence as a faithful friend and a big help to Fred Cross during his last year. Clarence's presence in the community will be missed. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time.

New Beginnings...

It has been awhile since we posted last, but there has been a lot of changes in the last few weeks. As of November first, we are officially independent of the Passionists, the physical office is now in Pineville, WV and cyber offices are set up in Cincinnati and Seattle. It is our hope that this transition goes as smoothly as possible and you as a volunteer will not notice a difference.

While all these changes are going on, TGIA, the young women's empowerment group in Bedford Stuyvesant continues meeting weekly. They are geering up for a bake sale at the church to help fund their service trip to WV in April. We will post the date when we know it so if you are in the NYC area you can stop by and support them.

Another upcoming event for the program is a special Mass for the PVs being held Sunday, December 13th at 3:00pm at Our Lady of Monserrate in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. The provincial and council will be saying the Mass to bless the transisiton to independence of the program after 37 years of direct connection with their community. We hope to see as many of you there as can attend.

We will try and update more frequently...