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BILOXI, MS (07/28/2014) -- As summer wanes and fall weather sets in, millions of students are about to go back to school. For young people from low-income families, this can be an especially challenging time as the cost for school supplies can easily exceed $50 even for a kindergartner. And it only gets higher from there. And that can mean hard choices for parents and children who need to choose between paying bills and buying basic school supplies. Help Back Bay Mission make sure every child goes to school ready to learn.
You can make a gift to our school supplies fund by going to our website: thebackbaymission.org. Just write ‘school supplies’ in the comments box’. You can also find information on how to purchase and send school supplies on our website. Any excess funds will be used by the Mission's emergency assistance program. Education is the key to a brighter future for the Gulf Coast's young people. Help us make sure everyone has the chance to realize that future.
HARTFORD (05/21/2014) -- Minister of Communications and Technology the Rev. Eric Anderson will be on sabbatical from his duties with the Connecticut Conference from June 1 to August 31, the Conference announced today. During the summer months, communications tasks will fall primarily to the Media Assistant, Drew Page, who will receive expanded hours.
Publications will, of necessity, see a reduction during Anderson's sabbatical. The weekly Spirit Calendar and Spirited Wednesday will maintain their weekly schedule, as will CTUCC This Week. New stories on the website, however, will probably fall to a single new article each week. The June and August issues of CTUCC This Month will be published.
The weekly podcasts, CTUCC ConferenceCast and CTUCC ConferenceCast - Video Edition, will not be produced during the months of June, July, and August.
Anderson has served the Connecticut Conference since 1998, acting as writer, editor, photographer, video producer, and IT manager. Ordained in 1988, this is his first sabbatical.