New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday. September 15, 1991
Organizers now planning Life Chain II
The Rev. Lina Heacock, pastor of Bulverde United Methodist Church, explains that the Bulverde Community Service Fund was formed when she and two other area pastors saw the need for a cohesive agency to which community members could turn with a need. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
Fund response to needs of Bulverde’s residents
Last year, about 700 Comal County residents stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold rain, holding up signs with two messages: “Abortion Kills Children” and “Jesus Heals and Forgives." That first local Life Chain was part of what has become an annual nationwide public stand against abortion.
This year, New Braunfels Life Chain II is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, along San Antonio and Seguin streets downtown.
“Life Chain is not part of Operation Rescue,” explained the Rev. Dick Jones, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels. “No laws are broken. Life Chain participants don’t go to jail; their homes and savings accounts aren’t seized by the courts. Life Chain has no formal ties to other pro-life organizations but is endorsed by several.
“It’s not political. It doesn’t bum up a lot of time. And, it’s certainly not a pretext for a pany. It’s serious but exciting business."
Jones said that panicipation in last year’s Life Chain was die first time many area residents, representatives of diverse faiths, had publicly taken a stand for the unborn.
Jones stressed that any church or individual is invited to panicipate. He suggested church congregations choose a representative or coordinator who will conAmunicaie with Life Chain II organizers and promote the event within the church body.
“The key to the success of the New Braunfels Life Chain II will be the participation of area churches,” he said. “An unequivocal stand by the pastor and other church leaders will ensure strong support by their respective congregations. This is an excel-
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lent opportunity to sec the Sunday school and youth programs mobilized for further service to our Lord.” Organizers again will provide signs for the event, which will stretch from Main Plaza north and south on San
Antonio Street and east and west on Seguin Avenue, forming a cross in the center of the community.
For more information, contact the Christ Presbyterian Church office at 629-0405.
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The Bulverde Community Service Fund was an idea that came into existence when three pastors in the Bulverde arca saw the need for one agency to serve everyone in the community, said Lina Heacock, pastor of Bulverde United Methodist Church.
“We use our funds to help people who fall through the cracks,” Heacock said. “We help people who need emergency assistance and referral.”
The fund is in its first year of operation and seeks to be able to coordinate arca assistance programs and provide emergency help to those in need, she said.
The other pastors involved in starting and operating the fund arc Marvin Koenig of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and Monsignor Terrance Nolan of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bulverde.
“We hope to get all churches to funnel people who need help through our organization,” Heacock said. “We really don’t have any solid idea about what wc’rp going to be needed for. We hope to help provide food, clothing, school supplies and money for utility bills to those in need.'
Heacock said she called the area schools before they resumed for the fall session and let them know that funds werc.availahlc fqtchildren who may not be able to afford school supplies. Six children were helped with school needs.
Each of the three churches also contributor to the fund, Heacock sard.
“United Way wants to let people know that they arc helping agencies all over Comal County,” Heacock said.
The group hopes to get more of the community involved in the fund and welcomes volunteers.
“We’re all so busy, we don’t want to ovcrcommit," she said. “We hope to eventually turn the leadership over to the laity."
“We’re happy to be a part of United Way and arc looking forward to hav-
ing some additional funds to assist community needs,” Koenig said. “At this moment particularly, getting kids started in school with the proper equipment (is a need).
“We’ve seen that need and of course we look forward to assisting the community when asked,” he said.
Koenig said that is inc intent of the group to grow beyond simply purchasing goods to fill needs to service where there could be a “clothes closet” or “food pantry” for the rapidly growing community of Bulverde.
“San Antonio is coming out in a hurry," Koenig said.
For more information about the Bulverde Community Service Fund call (512) 438-7167.
United Way of Comal County now is in its annual fund drive.
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