June 3, 2020


JULY 3, 2020


Our recent Touchstone board meeting went well.

Curriculum planning for the coming school year is going well.

It looks like an extension to the time permits for the Paycheck Protection Plan Loan is coming.

We had a good catch-up conversation with a CiViL alum.

We had a good meeting about our upcoming Shoe Drive.

We are launching a Social Media Committee with its first meeting today.

One of our interns is back in town and wants to be involved.

Melony will be applying to Rutgers University to pursue their SEL certification.

One of our “Your Best Shot” photographer is ready to take some senior photos!

Two of our partner schools have told us they will have CiViL at the same scheduled time as last year.

CiViL-Rocketown will hold our first face-to-face summer meeting on June 11.



Protection, hope, wisdom, and change for our students

Our fundraising Shoe Drive, June 8th – Aug 7

The Big Payback Safer At Home Virtual Event Contest which includes cash prizes for improvement, performance, etc.

The Big Blessing Benefit Sale plans for outside in the summer.

Your Best Shot – a favorable response from photographers, church, students, etc.

Wisdom and protection as we resume CiViL-Rocketown meetings

Guidance as we update our website this summer

Guidance as we make contingency & curriculum plans for upcoming school year

We need to add new members to the Touchstone Board of Directors.

We need more qualified, trained male volunteers.


The George Floyd family

Those who have been oppressed in America

The grieving family of a friend who was murdered.

A friend is having heart surgery today.

Jim’s brother bike wreck recovery.

Melony’s ongoing back pain

A friend’s brother diagnosed w cancer.

A friend with uterine cancer will be having surgery in June.


Justice and change for those oppressed in America

Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders

Safety for all from the violence that has accompanied protest and police response

Positive compassionate, uniting leadership toward justice, peace, and safety for all in America.


Guidance for one of our partner churches as they decide when and how to re-open

An end to riots and peace and safety for the protesters

Positive leadership for our nation.

Protection from a “protest surge” of COVID -19

People with addictions who find it difficult to maintain their recovery in social isolation.

The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.

Protection for friends with compromised health.

All of those whose livelihoods are threatened by the COVID-19 economy.

The safety of our heroic health care workers.

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