CELTIC CENTURION CARE – MAYNE ISLAND

With the situation of health care both from accidents and illness, where a person is unable to keep up with simple care around the home, many are seeking the service of a provider who can assist in these functions.

Wait time and post surgery are just examples of the problems many who are unable to help themselves with home care like a tap repaired, hight level dusting and other common house hold repairs.

For chronic or long term persons the tasks are even more a concern. How can you find a person who can provide these needs at a reasonable cost? Aome sercice companies are charging 50-80 dollars for a visit in many locations.

I am a mature responsible retired military service member who fomed a local firm that charges a flat rate of 45.00 for three our work periods to give both short term and contined mobility individuals the choice to obtain work support beyond routine home care service, that will not be overly expensive while you recover or live in your residence.

Please share my information with your friends and faimly members who are looking for jsut the sort of efforts, I am prepared to provide.

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What faith means to me, most of all

As in many other Communion bodies, one of the confusions and contentions, even here in Canada is the need for weekly Eucharist service. If the question is about the layout and presbyteries role that is well set out in Rubics and Canonical laws, by each body. I feel your comments are more about the actual substance and form of where a wine and body are used, whether it is subject to some limitation. I know of no definite convention to exact what would be out of bounds. I have shared Communion worship under even battle field situation. We all are Anglican in my view by a reason to attend a service, casual or formal, to read scripture in any portion which can be the heart of discussion, dialogue of some part, and share a peace of grace, so that a tradition of worship is best received by the persons two or more in present. I think we as a church catholic are making far too much about what, where and when. Our coming of the belief can never be so simple yet vital in how to be in faith, care for each other, and forgive us when we miss a step that allows us to like Christ, with Christ and salvation of a One Bread, Body and spirit of grace, mercy and thanks for what Christ taught us as the Great Commandment.

IS FAITH LIKE A VISIT TO THE DENTIST CHAIR

I was sitting have a discussion about the story of Noah in scripture. I once heard the thought that the intentions of God was to act like a tooth under the dental treatment. The role of the flood was to remove heavy decay of manhood, while preserving the rest of the teeth and gums from the problem of one region, not the whole earth. I was challenged by this view, because if you read the bible the earth is a void of vast regions.

Well, here might come the best argument from many corners of  religion due to the knowledge of the scriptures gives us a near view like a dental chair to the patient, which only cared for the immediate mouth which could be viewed as Gomorrah. The wrath of floods were to purification not removal of the whole earth, because like a volcano or earthquake which creates tidal events the water has purposes.

How can the normal faith view this concept in the whole of teachings from scripture? That is a part where we as a community need to reflect  the words  in careful gathering to allow us a reason to share the role of liturgy around the coffee table with the same benefit as near the communion rails of a sanctuary. I know that you the readers will have ideas to share.

MOVING AHEAD BY ACTIONS OF FAITH

While the counting of people is a view of value, like an account balance, the ANGLICAN expression is about  even more. Parishes are closing in some areas as people migrate, yet the body of individuals doing things inside the parish and community remains an incredible experience. I sense the real work of the body and mind of the Anglican faith in Canada is alive, vibrant with will and determination. When we all renew our hopes and wishes with rolled up sleeves and strength, what is can stop us in our quest for scripture, tradition and a reason to be a community of belief in each other.

The question for us today as in 1965, remains how to make our hopes, religion and expression the will of us, now today while sharing the gifts with three generations: teenagers and youth 17-27, young family members 27-47, who want a seat at our tables, and finally a generation of mature people who have not loss faith, just tired of waiting for parishes to grow, where clearly a vibrant plant of Anglican beauty still offer fruits of faith, bread of affirmation and waters of refreshment to our body, soul, spirit and mind, in love of  trinity in action.

Before you all think I am silly, read though my comments. Where is a church a building, structure or location? When you make the institution about who you share, life, adventures, stress, ideas, worship and meals as the base of your role in a community, that group prospers. You can not hold them back from the pain, joys, prayers, words and deeds in how they interact. Invite all to the table of Eucharist,  and seldom will anyone not be fed by the body of Christ, the cup of salvation and renewal. However worship is not solely acts or actions. When we depart the location with a prayer of thanks on our lips and minds, then walk the streets of any town, city or open area you will find ways to share that gift of faith. Accounting is for business, or agencies to gauge values and profit or loss. We have a no need or benefit to a ledger sheet to determine our  faith. It is alive, and ready to do amazing things when we move in ways to give others care, consideration and some love, by faith in various expressions.

MAYNE ISLAND WELCOME

How many people on Mayne Island would like to share with me the weekly chance to spend a regular interval of coffee and time to study faith? I am moving to the island in Feb 2015 and want to continue the fun of faith in various expressions which is open a very wide range of ages. I do also have a pub bases group that can meet at Springwater for beer, wine and a bible study on a question every few early evenings for an hour?

Can provide details by text me here or by reply note to my web blogwww.celticcenturion.com. This is a fun experience for men and women single, unattached or couples to learn about life topics.

ROUGH EDGE VICTORIA – BUSINESS CONCEPT 2014

“Rough Edge” Business Plan Proposal
1. Overview of the Programs Mission purpose
Satisfy a need identified in the James Bay and Inner City region of Victoria, BC, facilitation of bridge and provide for a known gap in mobility limited individuals {senior/disabled care} by providing supplemental “Roughage” in the form of prepared 100-150 gram portions of fruit and vegetables a few times a week to shut-ins and drop-ins. We have identified sources for provision of fresh donated raw ingredients. There is a willing mature community of able retirees, and young adults to be volunteer packagers and deliverers from a small central food preparation location in James Bay. The nutritional benefits, to our market audience is seen in various reason. We can assist through brief social contact by use of engaging clients and volunteer. This interaction would benefit therapeutically, and nutrition support a large absence of those suffering from emotional disorders and are physically otherwise enabled. We can with this projects aims discourage the sensation of anxiety and assist in rehabilitation of involvement as a method of treatment for a very wide range of emotional based disorders, or other similar challenges. The synergetic balance of needs to ability has a cognitive capability which can benefit both social groups effectively and in harmony.
2. Vision
a. At the end of year 1 (Spring 2015) we plan to have the James Bay operation working 5 days per week, with home deliveries on Tuesday-Thursday. We expect to have five volunteers working on deliveries (part time in preparation) and two others working just on preparation and clean up. This would serve about 120-150 shut-ins served twice per week, and a further 200 drop-ins served whenever they drop in. The financial goal would be to break even at a small charge for shut-ins ($2-3 per delivery), with grants from local social welfare agencies, churches and other charitable business groups or foundations.
b. At the end of year 2 (Spring 2016) the James Bay operation will have stabilized at its optimum potential, and two new operations would be close to where James Bay was a year earlier, perhaps in Esquimalt and Sevenoaks/Marigold. Total volunteer staff would be 20, with 4 part time paid staff to support them.
3. Strengths
a. There are benefits to both clients and staff from the regular contact. There is no major start-up cost as we have found from running the Rainbow Kitchen that there are adequate supplies of fresh raw materials and a large pool of potential volunteers. Unlike Rainbow Kitchen, emphasis is to serve food that requires no cooking, but ready to be consumed.
b. The three prime movers have experience in food preparation, and delivery to those in need through the Rainbow Kitchen. Two of the prime movers have military training and experience, which has shown the need for veterans to have appropriate volunteer opportunities.
4. Weaknesses & Threats
a. Some people in James Bay may think they are “above” such “charity”, and the same is true of other areas. Some volunteers may not stay the course, especially those who expect therapeutic benefits.
b. We shall need help in promoting the service, but plan to do this through existing agencies, churches etc.
5. Opportunities
a. The clientele will be those people on existing medical fixed income programs, or pensionable assets, who have trouble getting fresh produce, either for disability or financial reasons. No intention will be removed for economics considerations, so that all mobility issues can included into the program.
b. The operating revenue will be collected each visit by the volunteer, and a donation box will be provided for drop-ins. Grants and other help-in-kind will be by direct solicitation. Commercial, and Community service groups are already showing a will be supporting this initiative.
6. Revenue
a. Prices have been set to cover cash costs. Sales targets have been set using demographic data to estimate that over 70 % of the Postal Codes of downtown Victoria (specifically about V8V, V8W, and V8S) will have people with mobility and nutritional restrictions that will contribute if asked.
b. Much of what we need has already been promised by donors, e.g. office space, surplus fresh produce etc. Cash expenses are mostly for office and admin costs, some of which can be also donated. The project team has shown keen ability to seek items, consumable and fixed assets from personal will to see the program setup be achieved.
7. Initial Spending
a. The plan is not to require a start-up loan, but any funds provided would be used as working in kind donations of resources to establish a pilot year programs development. The sole purpose is to manage the food provision aspect, while demonstration fiscal responsibility.

8. Plan B
a. If the James Bay operation fails, we would pack up our tents and withdraw to think again. This is why it is important to us to avoid committing capital or start-up expenses that may not be recoverable.

PERMISSION? I THOUGHT YOU MEANT BE A MISSION TO YOUR FAITH

I hope that many of you will read this and consider it as a call to mission in your Parish. We as a faith have so much more to offer, give and do for a community called our town. It is important to tell other’s of how you a single Anglican can make a great difference. You are the Church Catholic in all you say and enable every time you take your faith into the twenty blocks around your home.

While the counting of people is a view of value, like an account balance, the ANGLICAN expression is about  even more. Parishes are closing in some areas as people migrate, yet the body of individuals doing things inside the parish and community remains an incredible experience. I sense the real work of the body and mind of the Anglican faith in Canada is alive, vibrant with will and determination. When we all renew our hopes and wishes with rolled up sleeves and strength, what is can stop us in our quest for scripture, tradition and a reason to be a community of belief in each other.

The question for us today as in 1965, remains how to make our hopes, religion and expression the will of us, now today while sharing the gifts with three generations: teenagers and youth 17-27, young family members 27-47, who want a seat at our tables, and finally a generation of mature people who have not loss faith, just tired of waiting for parishes to grow, where clearly a vibrant plant of Anglican beauty still offer fruits of faith, bread of affirmation and waters of refreshment to our body, soul, spirit and mind, in love of  trinity in action.

Before you all think I am silly, read though my comments. Where is a church a building, structure or location? When you make the institution about who you share, life, adventures, stress, ideas, worship and meals as the base of your role in a community, that group prospers. You can not hold them back from the pain, joys, prayers, words and deeds in how they interact. Invite all to the table of Eucharist,  and seldom will anyone not be fed by the body of Christ, the cup of salvation and renewal. However worship is not solely acts or actions. When we depart the location with a prayer of thanks on our lips and minds, then walk the streets of any town, city or open area you will find ways to share that gift of faith. Accounting is for business, or agencies to gauge values and profit or loss. We have a no need or benefit to a ledger sheet to determine our  faith. It is alive, and ready to do amazing things when we move in ways to give others care, consideration and some love, by faith in various expressions.