Better safe than sorry? Why Resurrection Church Aptos CA must remodel Markey Community Center ASAP

Better safe than sorry?  Why Resurrection Church Aptos CA  must remodel their Community Center ASAP.

Tom Hogan, a member of the parish,  spoke  at Resurrection Church 3/23/2000 on Why Now and How the Remodel of Markey Community Center will proceed.  Tom Hogan is on the Steering Committee guiding the remodel effort.  He  detailed the necessary safety issues which must be addressed.

The hub for Resurrection Church — their community center — requires extensive  changes to make it safe for volunteers, staff and the persons served. Resurrection Church provides many ministries to youth, seniors and vulnerable persons.

One vulnerable person served:  Many non-profit organizations including Boy Scouts use the Community Center to provides services used by the Aptosian community.  Click  Here for a brief  video of a Boy Scout project located on Resurrection’s grounds which, when the video was taken, provides temporary  shelter for a homeless person.

Why is the proposed remodel of  Resurrection Church’s community center so expensive?   Safety is the prime reason for the expensive remodel:  the expected  cost    $5.5 MILLION.

Safety issues:   Resurrection Church’s community center is a  55 year old building, separate from the church proper, which has asbestos in the walls and ceiling and  paint with lead in it  on the walls.  The building floods on occasion due to stormy weather.  Recently, a large tree fell one corner of Markey Community Center, disabling the Center for a few days and  ‘yellow tagging’  Resurrection Church’s  children’s playground which is currently not safe to use.   Volunteers and staff need to be able to exit safely should there be an emergency such a as  a dangerous person confronting them.  them.  Federal  OSHA law requires exit routes be mantaotry.  The ceiling requires a sprinkler system.  The bathrooms need to meet health codes and must  be safe for persons in wheel chairs.

Resurrection Church has THE PLAN which it has been following to gather the necessary money needed prior to start of construction.  For information on Resurrection Church’s website click HERE for the Resurrection Catholic Church 2020 Campaign.

THE PLAN:  

  1. Identify  prospects  who can make  large  Leader Gifts.   So far, parishioners have given large and smaller gifts totaling  $1 MILLION of the $5.5 needed. About 1/2 the Goal towards Leader Gifts has been met.   
  2.  Identify  prospects for Foundation Grants.  This is ongoing.  As of 3/15/2000 no Foundations have said Yes.
  3. Identify prospects for Community (business) Gifts.
  4. Contact the parish members who have not yet given

This post will be updated when more information becomes available.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic  Resurrection Church was required by the Diocese to cancel   the  meeting for Volunteers scheduled for today 3/14/2000.   Also,  the Church was required to cancel various fundraisers including Sunday Icecream Social and Eat, Drink and Give.

Resurrection Church’s grounds include places for repose,  places  to sit and enjoy the beauty  of the setting. One such spot I call Art from the Heart located in front of the Handicapped Parking.  Click Here for a brief video of Art from the Heart.

Like more information?   Go to  www.renewmarkeycommunitycenter.org

written by Cameron Jackson

 

 

Want to help renew & expand Resurrection Church’s MARKEY Community Center? Located in heart of Aptos, CA

Major face lift and expansion  for  Resurrection Church’s  MARKEY  Community Center coming soon?  5 1/2 million needed before construction begins. One million raised so far. MARKEY  needs money.

Where is it?   Resurrection Church’s MARKEY  Community Center is located in the heart of Aptos, CA.  Across from the library with shopping centers on two sides,  Due to it’s locaation in Aptos, MARKEY  Community Cenrer  plays a central role in the life of Aptosia aka Aptos, CA and surrounding areas.

What is MARKEY Community Center (MCC)?  It’s  where voters go to cast their ballot.  It’s the hub for Resurrection Catholic Community, where they live out their Christian faith with programs for Youth, Seniors and vulnerable persons needing showers, socks, food and clothing.  Families who cannot pay their electric bill go for help.  Families celebrate the lives of their loved ones and the marriages of their children.

Start date for construction?  Resurrection’s MARKEY  CC planned to start construction last August.  But the Catholic  Diocese changed the rules of the game and said that all money had to be raised before breaking ground.  Opps!

What’s happening now?   Construction will begin at Resurrection’s  MARKEY  Community Center once they’ve  raised $ 5.7  MILLION.     This past year they raised $1 MILLION dollars, all  dollars from  60% of the  parishioners who give regularly.

Want to know more?   Come to any Mass during  the weekend of Feb. 23 -24, 2020 and there will be presentations why now,  how the money will be raised and how you can help make the MaARKEY  project happen soon   Masses are on Saturday at 5  PM , Sunday  morning  at 8:15 AM, 10:15 AM and 6 PM.  Come and find out how you can help.  And for more info, go to:   renewmarkeycommunitycenter.org

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written by Cameron Jackson 2/16/20

England needs a new Magna Carta [abuse of law & custom re sex at birth]

What sex? Male? Female? Or?   Who decides?

In June 2018, David Mackereth, a British medical doctor and disability assessor, was effectively forced out of his job for disagreeing with transgender identity. He cited his Christian belief in Genesis 1:27, that God created humans male and female, along with basic genetics. He sued his former employer, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), claiming discrimination for his beliefs. Tragically, the employment tribunal ruled that he was not discriminated against, while actively demonizing — if not outlawing — his beliefs.

In a decision handed down Wednesday, the court ruled that Mackereth’s disagreement with transgender ideology is “incompatible with human dignity.”

“Lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals,” the judges wrote. “In our judgment, refusing to refer to a transgender person by his/her/their birth sex, or relevant pronouns, titles or styles would constitute unlawful discrimination or harassment.”

Ironically, the judges claimed to be upholding religious freedom.

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Firenze Sage:   But your honor he/she still has a penis and testicles.

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transgender men will break woman’s bones–ho hum? [UK rugby referees quit their jobs…]

Transgender men will break woman’s bones–ho hum?

UK rugby referees quit their jobs rather than …

Rugby referees in the UK would rather quit their jobs rather than watch male players who identify as females injure and maim actual female players. The Sunday Times reported that the fear of “being sued as more men claim to be women join the women’s leagues and end up hurting natural-born female contestants with their strength and speed” has led to their decision to resign rather than take the liability.

The refs also report that they have been warned not to question even bearded men for fear of being seen as non-inclusive. Women’s rugby does have a testosterone limit, but instead of testing the participants, refs are told to take the transgender athletes at their word.

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Firenze Sage:   This is like the circus with the bearded ladies. Woman’s movement –Move!!

Don’t “illgal alien” me, at least in NY [$250 K fine]

People who sneak in the USA  or jump the fence.?  What do you call them?  Illegal aliens? Watch out!

You can get a $250 K fine in New York using term ‘illegal alien’  — which is the legal term. Oh my!

The federal government of the United States refers to those who are in the country illegally as “illegal aliens” — at least four times in the statute books.

Section 1252(c) of the “Aliens and Nationality” laws is titled: “Authorizing State and local law enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens.” The section authorizes state and local law enforcement officials “to arrest and detain an individual who— (1) is an alien illegally present in the United States; and (2) has previously been convicted of a felony in the United States and deported or left the United States after such conviction.”

But in OZ:The city of New York’s Commission on Human Rights has decided that illegal aliens need more protection from the law than American citizens. So they passed an ordinance that not only makes it illegal to threaten to call immigration authorities on a suspected illegal, but you could be fined $250,000 just for saying “illegal alien.”

This is not The Onion.

You can call an American anything you want — any vile, vulgar, obscenity in the book — and not be punished for it. This ordinance would seem to grant extraordinary protections to those in the United States illegally.

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Firenze Sage opines:   NY is trying to catch California as the wackiest state.

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How slavery came to the USA & what can Democrats / Republicans do 2019?

Freedom from slavery:  So how many slaves came to the New World from Africa  and what  can the Democrats and Republicans do today?

Well how about that — only  a tiny percentage of slaves  came from Africa  to the New World. About 388,00 total.  A tiny percentage of the total.

According to PBS.org and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. Only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s right: a tiny percentage.

Today in Africa there are an estimated 9.2 million people living in modern day slavery.  The population of Africa 2017  is 1,256,268,025.

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Firenze Sage   JAJ48@aol.com      And to think only the USA had slaves?   Wake up,the slaves came from black slavers who sold black people.

If Democrats and Republicans were serious about eliminating the blight of slavery they may want to focus on modern day Africa.

This week Nancy Pelosi and 12 Democrats will travel to Ghana to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first slaves from Africa arriving on American shores.

Will these Democrats speak out against the thriving slave trade in Africa today?

One, two, three — 3 spiritual exercises how to converse with God?

Spiritual exercises?  How to converse with God?    How can you expand your daily  consciousness of God,  who is in all and all present.

Catholic priest  Father Larry   learned after the death of his wife Joan nineteen years ago how much he needed God as his Friend, the same way  as Abraham was God’s friend.

“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend. ( Isaiah 41:8).

Says Father Larry:  There’s one, two three spiritual exercises you can do daily,  which take about 5 or so  minutes a day.   These spiritual exercises are a way of expanding your consciousness of God who is in all and all present.

At the  ‘Last Chance Cafe’ 7/28/2019   (6 pm Sunday  Mass at Resurrection Catholic Community in Aptos, CA)   Father Larry  said:

1) Think back over the last 24 hours for an interaction or event  that went well in your life. Re-experience those moments and hold them in your consciousness.  Then,  give thanks to God for those moments and event.

2) Next.  Now think back over the last 24 hours for an interaction, project  or event that did not go well. This time think how  it might have gone better and replay in your  consciousness how it might have gone.  And now, ask God  for grace that next time that it will go better.

3) Think ahead to the next 24 hours.  Think about what might happen in the next 24 hours,  about up-coming   projects, events or interactions which you think will occur.   Pick a particular  possible event.  And ask God for strength and wisdom as you experience that up-coming event or interaction.

That’s the One, Two , Three spiritual exercises you can utilize to expand your consciousness of God as your Friend and Companion on the Way.  Thank  Father Larry  of Resurrection Catholic Community, for these suggestions.

written by Cameron Jackson   7/29/2019      JAJ48@aol.com

Person holes? Woman holes? Man holes? Oh dear …

Gender free language does little to promote real freedoms.  Berkeley CA is into  language changing for whatever purposes.

Berkeley, CA bans gas and man holes. How about person holes? Man holes? Woman holes?

At a Tuesday night city council meeting, Berkeley, CA  became the first city in America to ban the use of natural gas piping in new construction. But that was not the only utility-related issue they saw fit to attend to. No, there was another matter on deck: Eliminating the gendered connotations of words like “manhole” in the city municipal code.

No longer will the streets of fair Berkeley be dotted with manholes, nary a womanhole or nonbinaryhole in sight. With Tuesday night’s vote, they have all been transmuted into “maintenance holes,” that highest, hardest glass manhole-cover finally shattered.

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Firenze Sage    aol.com    You now need a language course to enter Berkeley, CA   assuming you’d want to.  Gas is cheaper and less polluting than electric  so let’s ban gas.

Community organizer Deon Johnson strong contender for next episcopal bishop?

Deon Johnson — second person from  left

Remember Obama’s 2008  mantra —  Hope and Change– ? Remember that    Obama’s background was in  community organizing?

Another community organizer, Deon Johnson,  is a strong contender for the top job as Bishop of El Camino Real located in Salinas, CA.

In the picture of five people above, Deon Johnson is the second person from the  left.

Will  church  pick a ‘community organizer’ for  their next bishop? Tomorrow, 6/1/19, clergy and laity reps  pick one of five contenders for the top job as Bishop of El Camino Real.

In his taped  performance at Almaden episcopal  church in San Jose Deon Johnson  appears  smooth, verbally  quick and similar to  another community organizer who captured the American presidency  back in 2008 – Barack Obama.  Deon Johnson  is a native of Barbados,  and currently lives in Michigan  with his husband and two adopted children.

Below are   videos of several of the candidates speaking at   Almaden church in San Jose, CA.

One of them, Lucinda Ashby,  grew up in Peru, speaks fluent Spanish and her role model is her model.

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