… but first:
MONDAY, July 3
Christian Community Church
108 Beacon St.
Rev. Jose Encarnacion
On Monday, July 3, at 10:30 am Leaders and Members of Christian Community
Church will gather to present “Project LOVE BURUNDI” a launch of an extension of their missions abroad work.
LOVE is at the center of the biblical mandate of the Great Commandment
found in Matthew 22:36-40 which is to LOVE God above all things and to LOVE your neighbor as yourself.
At Christian Community Church we are committed to expressing that LOVE through our urban mission work in the city of Worcester but also through our mission’s abroad work globally.
Currently we have global mission works through Project LOVE HAITI and Project LOVE GUATEMALA …
… and now we proudly launch Project LOVE BURUNDI.
This summer, Christian Community Church will be traveling to Burundi, a small country located in the heart of
the African continent.
The purpose of our trip is to establish
a new affiliation with a local Ministry located in the capital. city of Bujumbura, who is doing relief work with various communities in several provinces throughout the country.
Burundi has seen on-off armed violence for more than 40 years since gaining independence in 1962. Its conflict issues, rooted in political and historical tensions between different
social groups, has killed more than 300,000 people, many of them civilians.
Mass killings in 1972 and 1993 are
considered to be acts of genocide.
Although much of the violence has subsided in recent years, extreme poverty, a lack of law and order and
ongoing human right violations, as well as the difficulty of integrating former rebels into state institutions, continue to be major barriers to stability and sustainable peace in the country.
In April 2015, protests began
against the president’s decision to run for a contested third consecutive term. Since then, the security situation
has deteriorated, with more than 400 people killed and 200,000 fleeing to neighboring countries. We will be
connecting with the church with the intent of not only to establishing a new relationship, but also to provide
assistance and assess the needs of the people after years of war, violence, and ethnic conflict.
We are collecting monetary donations, in which 100 % of all proceeds will go to purchasing food, and supporting programs working with children and survivors of sexual exploitation.
For more info: 774-239-6584
Kids Can’t Fly!
In response to the ongoing tragedy of children falling out of windows, the Kids Can’t Fly campaign educates communities about window falls prevention and promotes the use of child safety window guards.
Falls are the leading cause of injury to children age five and under. It only takes seconds for a fall to occur. Window falls can cause serious injuries, yet they can be prevented. By combining education and engineering, we protect children from dangerous falls.
Kids Can’t Fly Safety Tips:
Lock all unopened doors and windows
Keep beds, furniture, and anything a child can climb on away from windows
Open windows from the top, not from the bottom.
Install child safety window guards
Be sure children are always supervised
Child safety window guards:
Aluminum or steel bars with a maximum four inch spacing that are installed in the window frame.
Designed and tested to withstand 150 pounds of pressure.
Recommended for the second story and above and for the first floor if the window is over 12 feet high.
Not required by law in Massachusetts but are recommended in homes with children age six and under.
Cannot be substituted with window screens, which are designed to keep out insects and bugs but are NOT strong enough to keep a child from falling out.
Operable window guards:
Releasable or removable from the inside without the use of separate tools, a key, or excessive force.
Can be installed on all windows, including those on which fixed window guards cannot be used.
Recommended by the Boston Fire Department because they have a release feature that allows escape in case of an emergency.
Fixed (permanent) guards or window locks can also be used to restrict the window openings to less than four inches. One window in each room needs to be free of these devices in order to allow for emergency escape.
Child safety window guards are NOT the same as burglar/security bars. Security bars are wide enough to allow a child to slip through and should not be used as a safety window guard. Child safety window guards are not designed to protect against intruders.
Window guard availability:
Many local hardware stores and home improvement stores carry window guards
Cece playing in her new bed, a gift from one of her “aunties”! Thank you, nice auntie! Thank you, good gal pals, for all your support! – Rose T.
Your Hot Dog Is Made of WHAT?!
I’ve made some sentences bold. – R.T.
Written by Zachary Toliver
In one episode of the Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made — which is so disgusting that one has to wonder if producers of the show made it as a parody — the mystery of hot dogs is finally revealed … sort of.
From grinding up meat “trimmings” from pigs, chickens, and cows to pumping out brown sludge that’s eventually formed into a phallic-shaped monstrosity, every stage of production leaves watchers wondering how in the world hot dogs are legal to sell — let alone classified as “food.”
Hot dogs are made of “mechanically separated meat,” defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing bones with attached edible meat under high pressure through a sieve or similar device.”
When they chow down on a hot dog, consumers also get much more than they bargained for — including glass, plastic, metal, bone, rodents, and other miscellaneous objects.
It’s no surprise that the World Health Organization now classifies hot dogs and other processed meats as carcinogenic — in the same category as cigarettes and asbestos.
It takes a liquid smoke bath, a salt-water treatment, and many other flavorings to make consumers forget that they’re eating runny flesh trimmings that — let’s be honest — resemble an alarming case of diarrhea.
Perhaps the most genuine reaction to learning how hot dogs are made came from the legendary Snoop Dogg, who, after watching footage of hot dog production, exclaimed, “Every time I see a motherf*cker at a barbecue with a plate with a hot dog on it, I’m knockin’ that sh*t out his hands.”
Before animals’ body parts are pulverized into paste, they live short, miserable lives.
Mother pigs — who account for almost 6 million of the pigs in the U.S. — spend most of their lives in individual gestation crates that are so small that they can’t even turn around.
In nature, after piglets are born, their mothers clean them and make a nest. But on factory farms, mother pigs are locked inside farrowing crates, which are barely wide enough for them to lie down and nurse their babies. The crates also prevent them from performing any other natural maternal behavior.
Chickens raised for their flesh — called “broilers” by the chicken industry — spend their entire lives in filthy sheds with tens of thousands of other birds, and the intense crowding and confinement lead to injuries and outbreaks of disease.
When still very young, many cows are branded, dehorned, and castrated — all without painkillers. Then cows raised for beef are sent to massive, filthy outdoor feedlots, where they’re fattened for slaughter.
Save animals by leaving this repulsive food off your plate.
You can help animals — including pigs, cows, and others whose body parts might end up in hot dogs — every day by choosing to go vegan.
TRY THE MOCK HOT DOGS AND MEAT AT TRADER JOE’S IN SHREWSBURY! The grocery store is located on Rt 9 – right over the bridge…