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Free To Read Summer 2022
Passport to Adventure - A Great Success
For the 6th year, we hosted our summer literacy program and served 40 children from several Bibb County District schools, including our long-time partners Ingram-Pye, Lewis, and Southfield Elementary. Running from June 9 - July 21, we gave each child 27 new books to take home and served 3,000 meals and snacks - all at no charge to our children and their families. Despite a week-long outbreak of influenza that forced closure of our program for one week, we safely avoided any outbreak of COVID. In our curriculum, we visited Harlem, Montgomery, Zanzibar, Iraq, South Africa and Antarctica. During enrichments, we explored dinosaurs and fossils, plants, pollinators, and birds. We had art and African dance, and learned African folktales. We visited the public library, the GA Sports Hall of Fame, and Dickey Farms. We also added an on-site therapist to help or children deal with trauma and anxiety.
The mission of Appleton Episcopal Ministries is to share God's love by partnering as parishes in the Middle Georgia Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to promote the health, safety, education, and well-being of children and families. Those parishes include All Angels, Eatonton; St. Stephen's, Milledgeville; Christ Church, Macon; St. Paul's, Macon; St. Francis, Macon; All Saints, Warner Robins; St. Christopher's, Perry; St. Luke's, Fort Valley; St. Andrew's, Fort Valley; and St. Mary's, Montezuma. In 2017, The Episcopal Church designated Appleton Episcopal Ministries as an official Mission Enterprise Zone in recognition of its convocational approach to ministry. Appleton's headquarters is located at St. Paul's Church in Macon, on the 1870 campus of the original Appleton Church Home. Julie Groce is the Missioner.
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