According to Jennifer Griffin,
Residents at CC Young Senior Living were surprised with care packages designed to brighten spirits and help them stay engaged and connected, thanks to the congregation and leadership of First United Methodist Church Dallas. Each gift bag was hand-decorated by the children in the church’s Developmental Learning Center and included a handwritten note from one of these young members, a CD of the choir’s music, a devotional guide, toilet paper and Kleenex! In addition, FUMC Dallas staff is contacting members residing at CC Young via phone and email to check in with them and let them know the church is thinking of them while sheltering in place.
“During this uncertain time, it is our duty as Christians to show compassionate care and loving concern to all, especially our most vulnerable beloved,” Dr. Andy Stoker, senior minister at FUMC Dallas and chair of the CC Young Board of Directors, said. “The need for isolation to stop the spread of this virus creates an environment that can be particularly difficult for senior citizens and those already insulated from daily life. We wanted to ensure that our family at CC Young knew that they were remembered, prioritized and cared for in this season, and we will continue to do that, even after this pandemic ends.”
* Photo provided by CC Young