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More than 70 parishioners heard from a very special guest at the November 17th forum hour. Pere Jean Jeannot Joseph, an Episcopal priest and Archdeacon for the Central Plateau, which includes Mirebalais, Haiti, oversees the St. Pierre School, orphanage and feeding program supported by Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill's Outreach Committee as well as Grace, Alexandria and other churches.

The Haiti Micah Project school currently serves 900 needy children, from kindergarten through 12th grades, and sustains a feeding program for 500 street children in that central plateau town. Pere Jeannot is "our man on the ground" and works directly with Immanuel parishioner Father Joseph Constant, who leads the U.S. Haiti Micah Project efforts on behalf of the national Episcopal Church.

You can help in these efforts in two ways:

By making a contribution in support of the new vocational school, described here. Checks can be made to the Haiti Micah Project with the notation "vocational school," and sent to Immanuel's church office by mid-December.

By bringing any of the following items for the students to the church office by Sunday, Nov. 24th: New twin sheets and mattress pads; new socks and underwear (for ages 5 to 18); new shoes, sneakers, sandals; personal care items, such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, etc. Please put items in the labeled donation box.

You can review a video of the November 17 forum hour below, thanks to parishioner Mark Fearer (you may need to turn up the volume on your speakers).

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