Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, in the northeast part of our county is a long way from the country roads of Flagler Estates, way out in the southwestern corner. Yet, one recent Saturday found a parish priest, Father Luke Jernigan and 10 of his parishioners at the end of a dusty unpaved road, amid saw dust and bug spray, building the second of three ramps the church has either financially sponsored or constructed. This month, they will add another two ramps to that list, donating funding for both and manpower for one.
After building their third ramp in West Augustine, the volunteers heard about the waiting list, currently at 16 and took the issue to their church members, who responded recently in a big way.
Steve Harrison, The Rector’s Associate for Staff and Ministry Development said,”the people of Christ Episcopal Church are delighted to provide the funds for two ramps in December this year. Providing the funds and the manpower to ensure these ramps are constructed helps us fulfill our Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbors as ourselves.”
Turning their faith into action, the volunteers from Christ Episcopal will provide freedom for five people in our county to do some of the most basic everyday tasks, like go to the mailbox and get in and out of their home without assistance. David Greene said his 92 year old mother was able to come home from assisted living, “because these giving folks made our home accessible.”
Thank you Christ Episcopal Church, we couldn’t do it without you.