Journey of the Caregiver
May Friendship Day 2015
6:30 p.m., May 7
First Christian Church
3031 La Touche
Participants are invited to bring a salad to share with others.
Friendship Day is traditionally held on the first Friday in May. Events like this one help to remind us that Anchorage is a place where we can share our common experiences, pray for each other and join together in fellowship and celebration no matter our individual religious persuasion.
This year the theme is care giving. Care giving is a task entrusted to us by God. As women, we care for others throughout our lives: from children and youth, to our spouses and significance others, to our parents and grandparents. The committee, knowing the tasks of caregivers and their inability sometimes to care for themselves, recognizes a need of love and respite for our care giving sisters and brothers. This May Friendship Day Celebration is for all people who struggle with their calling of caring for the needs of others. Care giving can be a lonely place of isolation and frustration. Jesus calls all of us to care for the least of these. How can we provide support for our sisters in Christ who give of their own lives in order to care for the needs of others? Like Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the cross to His crucifixion, how can we help to lighten the burden of caregivers and join them on their journey?