Nov 25

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving full of peace, gratitude and love. –Jill and Jenny

A Thanksgiving Blessing
by Joyce Rupp

May an abundance of gratitude burst forth
as you reflect upon what you have received.

May thanksgiving overflow in your heart,
and often be proclaimed in your prayer.

May you gather around the table of your heart
the ardent faithfulness, kindness, and goodness
of each person who is true to you.

May the harvest of your good actions
bring forth plentiful fruit each day.

May you discover a cache of hidden wisdom
among the people and events
that have brought you distress and sorrow.

May your basket of blessings surprise you
with its rich diversity of gifts
and its opportunities for growth.

May all that nourishes and resources your life
bring you daily satisfaction and renewed hope.

May you slow your hurried pace of life
so you can be aware of, and enjoy,
what you too easily take for granted.

May you always be open, willing,
and ready to share your blessings with others.

May you never forget the Generous One
who loves you lavishly and unconditionally.

— from Out of the Ordinary

Aug 09

PV Aurora Week

Thank you to everyone who volunteered this summer in WV and to those that followed and supported from afar. We certainly felt like it wasn’t just our group in WV, but we brought you with us each day to the sites. With the smaller groups and having all the volunteers vaccinated, we were able to have a successful and most importantly, safe summer.


Now that summer is coming to a close, we are looking forward to the next PV service week in Aurora. After discussing with Bruce and Susan, our hosts in Aurora, we have decided to go ahead with our usual fall week. For this service opportunity we will again be requiring all volunteers to be vaccinated. Not only is it important for our community living, but Hesed House, where we spend a lot of our week volunteering with various programs, is requiring all their volunteers be vaccinated. The volunteer week will start at dinner on September 17th and run through the morning of the 23rd. If you are just itching to volunteer and weren’t able to come over the summer, this week would be a perfect fit for you! We do a variety of activities working with local agencies, all coordinated by Bruce and Susan who work for and with most of the social service agencies in the community. And as with all PV sites, the week will be all about community, service and reflection. We hope you can join us!

Aurora PVs in 2019

PV Aurora Week Specifics

When: Sept 17-23

Where: Aurora, IL (about an hour outside of Chicago)

What: A variety of service activities with local social service agencies

Please let us know soon if would like to join us!!!