A message from the Island Minister, Sophia Lyons:
In response to the varied difficulties some of our Star Island community members are holding, we have assembled a passionate and energized Star Island Pastoral Care Team whose sole aim is to offer ministerial support and presence in your time of need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any and all concerns. We are here for you.
At such a time as this we need one another. No matter where we are, Star Island will continue to be a home you can turn to, for its community runs deep, its foundation is strong and the love among us and between us is, indeed, sustaining.
Blessings to you and yours,
You can set up a phone call by e-mailing Sophia
Here are some good resources to help you stay informed:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- New Hampshire DHHS, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
- Your state's or country's health department
I hope this finds you well during this difficult time.
I know in my heart that Star is not just a place we come to for a week, or work on for a few months, but rather a place we carry in our hearts and bodies year-round. A place we can return to when life tosses us around–when we find ourselves bereft or adrift or even fighting off the bitterness of a hard winter. Closing your eyes, taking some breaths, and finding your favorite spot on Star in your mind is, indeed, the gift this beautiful island gives us through all the seasons of our lives.
At this moment in time–this painful time of waiting and wondering–let us look to Star as the beacon of light, memory and hope that it is. Let us take refuge in Star and in one another. And let us trust that when the time is right, we will come back.
Your Island Minister, Sophia Lyons