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Caregiving During Covid-19

Posted by Rita Justice, PhD on

I AM PALMER I am Palmer is a series of articles written by parishioners at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church about their experiences in the time of COVID-19. With a close proximity to the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, the Palmer community has a unique insight into the halls of...

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I Am Palmer – Covid-19: Anticipating a Pandemic

Posted by Catherine L. Troisi, PhD, MS on

I am an Associate Professor at UTHealth School of Public Health and an American Public Health Association Executive Board Member. Many decades ago, when I was in graduate school studying viruses and epidemiology, we speculated about the next pandemic. Even then we felt it could happen at any...

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I Am Palmer – Treating Covid-19: A View From Inside the TMC

Posted by Carolyn Watson on

  “I am Palmer” is a series of articles written by parishioners at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church about their experiences in the time of COVID-19. With our close proximity to the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, the Palmer community has a unique insight into the...

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Palmers Step Up

Posted by Barbara Hass on

Several weeks ago, the Rev. Liz Parker and the Rev. Linda Shelton became interested in an outreach project for making cloth face masks and contracted people at Palmer Church who sew. Since I had a list of Palmers who have helped with the Palmer Serve Sunday sewing project, I was able to...

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Dinner & Discussion with Mark Jones

Posted by Joan Glover on

For the first time, Palmer’s Dinner & Discussion group met electronically on Friday, April 17th.  More than 60 people joined this Zoom event and were able to ask “live” virtual questions.  There were even out-of-state participants! Professor Mark Jones, Political...

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A Conversation with Catherine Meeks

Posted by Susan Howard on

Catherine Meeks was eager for the weeks ahead last February as she anticipated the spring season launch of a series of programs at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta.  But then it all stopped on March 12 when its home base, the Atlanta University Center...

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Outreach: Remembering Refugees During COVID-19

Posted by The Reverend Linda Shelton on

“Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget….” BCP P827 Prayers for the Poor and the Neglected Thanks to your financial gifts to Palmer’s Refugee Resettlement Restricted Account, the...

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Ashes To Go 2020

Posted by Debbie Brassfield on

I’m reflecting amongst the many smiles and somber and serious faces out in the wind today, during our church’s Ashes To-Go.   Along with the inquiries, the sincerest gratitude of strangers and friends, and the tears, there is the feeling of humility upon imposing the...

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Reflections on the 2020 Palmer Women’s Retreat

Posted by Kristina Van Arsdel on

I’ll admit it. I didn’t want to go. It’s the beginning of January and I have things to do… taking down the decorations, unpacking from trips, the start of school. I drove to Camp Allen ahead of the rain storm and all that was on my mind was getting back home on Sunday to...

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The Gifts of God: Stewardship Through the Lens of Covenant Sunday

Posted by Tom Van Arsdel on

We arrived at 11:30 and they were already waiting for us. The residents of the New Hope Sakowitz community were gathered for a weekly meeting, and they knew if they stuck around afterwards, they'd get to partake of the lunch we'd prepared for them. This is our third year at New Hope Sakowitz, so...

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