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Building connections between Boys Home and the Church
Vol. 5, Issue 2 — February 2019
 

 
 

We hope to see you at Boys Home on Tuesday, April 30!
 

 
A Note from Chaplain Anne Grizzle:
Bishop Curry
 
Six students from Boys Home opened up the Friday evening Eucharist of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia's Convention on January 25, 2019. They sang "This Joy That I Have the World Didn't Give It To Me" while playing the drums. After singing the song through twice, they invited everyine to sing along. The audience rose to their feet and began clapping and singing along. The students practiced hard in order to be able to offer this opening song. Great job to Christian Bass, Alvin Biggs, Ben Commue, Jason Felder, Khean Mikkelson, and Phillip Scott! The students were surprised and delighted when Bishop Michael Curry came over to greet them personally, offering a hug and bishop's pin. Bishop Curry also signed books that were given to each of these students at the chapel service at Boys Home the following week.
 
All of the students from Boys Home went to Roanoke for the Episcopal Revival on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Berglund Performing Arts Center. The musical group Live Hymnal offered inspiring music and Bishop Curry gave a lively sermon about following Jesus' way of love. Afterwards, the students at Boys Home stopped by St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke for a Sunday dinner prepared by Gary Price from Boys Home. The fellowship from St. James parishioners and the Sudanese community made for a festive and fun conclusion to a very memorable outing! 
 
 Group of singers with Bishop Curry
 
 

 
Quilt Raffle Underway!
 Make a difference in the life of a young man
 
Can you imagine this beautiful quilt in your home?
 
Executive Director Donnie Wheatley's sister, Phyllis Gibson, made and donated the quilt for the raffle. This quilt is a modified Around the World pattern. The quilt measures 90.5" x 99" and fits a queen-sized bed. 
 
Your donation helps provide housing, education, and basic living expenses for young men whose lives have been impacted by poverty or family instability. Together, we can give each boy at Boys Home a chance at success! 
 
Tickets are $5 for 1 ticket and $45 for 10 tickets. The drawing will take place on May 7. All proceeds go to Boys Home of Virginia. For tickets or information, please call (540) 965-7703 or send an email to curffer@boyshomeofva.org
 
Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Best of luck winning this wonderful quilt!

Students Christian, C.J., and Phillip pose with the quilt
 
 

 
 How Can I Help?
 
If your congregation would like a visit from Boys Home, please contact Lauren at LHanna@boyshomeofva.org and we will work to set it up. We look forward to visiting as many parishes as possible to share the Boys Home story.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

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