Jesse Lee Church joins effort

Jesse Lee Church is continuing its 20-year tradition of creating Shoebox Gifts for kids and seniors in need in the community. They are joining forces with the Town of Ridgefield Department of Social Services and The Association of Religious Communities in Danbury (ARC) to create and distribute these gift boxes in time for the Christmas holiday, an announcement from the church said.

“COVID-19 has made the demand for these Shoebox Gifts greater than ever, so Jesse Lee is welcoming Shoebox Gift Donations from philanthropic Ridgefielders who want to help spread some holiday cheer this season,” the church said in a statement.

People who want to participate in this heartwarming tradition can leave their Shoebox Gifts at Jesse Lee Church, located at 207 Main St., in Ridgefield. The Shoebox Gift Donation Station is through the church’s double doors facing Main Street. People can drop gifts off anytime between now and Sunday, Dec. 6.

All items must be new (not used).


Gift givers can either purchase a pre-decorated shoebox from Michael’s or Christmas Tree Shop or wrap the top and bottom of a shoebox separately.

They are also asked to “please fill their shoebox full of approved items, and don’t include weapons, items of war or easily breakable items such as glass.

Gift receipts may be included so that an exchange for size or color may be made. Gift cards may also be included.

People can also obtain detailed guidelines at jesseleechurch.com/shoebox for their shoebox. gift and ideas for popular items for kids and seniors.

People interested in participating in the drive are also asked to use the SignUpGemius link, which they will find on the webpage jesseleechurch.com/shoebox so that the church “can make sure that everyone who needs a gift this season gets one,” the church also said.

People will also find downloadable labels that they can print, fill out and tape to their box the church is aware about “who to give” the participant’s Shoebox gift to.”

“We are so happy to continue our Shoebox tradition and to extend this opportunity to make a difference to people in need during the holidays to the whole town of Ridgefield this year,” Rob Mayette, Chair of the Jesse Lee Church Mission Outreach Committee said. “COVID had made the need for these Shoebox Gifts greater than ever and we know that together, Jesse Lee, the Town of Ridgefield Social Services, ARC of Danbury and generous givers throughout Ridgefield, can make a real difference to seniors and kids in need this year. THANK YOU in advance for participating!” Mayette said.

Participants are reminded to go to jesselesschurch.com/shoebox for more information, and to drop their gift off at the Jessse Lee Church Shoebox Donation Station, located at 207 Main St., in Ridgefield on or before Dec. 6.

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Polish women disrupt church services in protest at abortion ban

Sunday marked the fourth day of protests after Poland’s top court ruled on Thursday that abortion due to fetal defects is unconstitutional — meaning that the only circumstances in which termination is legal are in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life in danger.

The ruling sparked furious demonstrations that spilled into the weekend in cities including Warsaw, Lodz, Poznan, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Krakow — in defiance of a ban on gatherings of more than five people due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters stormed Poznan Cathedral, in western Poland, at midday on Sunday, shouting abortion rights slogans such as “Catholics need abortions too” and “We’ve had enough.”

Police were called to the scene, mass was abandoned, and around 30 protesters were given citations by police, according to social media and Poland’s national broadcaster.

Demonstrations also took place in Warsaw, and images emerged on social media showing activists at the altar at the church of Our Lady of Perpetual bearing the slogan: “Let us pray for the right to abortion.”

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Hundreds of protesters also gathered outside the Presidential Place on Sunday night.

The ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal removed one of the few remaining grounds for legal termination in the country, which already had some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe.

Abortions due to fetal defects comprised approximately 98% of all legal abortions carried out in Poland in 2019, according to data from the Polish Ministry of Health.

Further protests, including a blockade, are planned around the country on Monday, while a national strike encouraging people to boycott work is scheduled for Wednesday.

Thousands of protesters gathered during the fourth day of protests against the Constitutional Court ruling on tightening the abortion law in front of Krakow's Archbishop's Palace Sunday.

On Friday, riot police cracked down on crowds which had gathered near the home of the ruling Law and Justice Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, who is widely seen as the de facto decision maker in Poland.

The move to further restrict abortion had been pursued by Poland’s populist government — who won the Presidential election back in July with a narrow margin of 0.4% of the vote — for months.

Protesters gathered for a fourth day of protests against the Constitutional Court ruling on tightening the abortion law in front of Krakow's Archbishop's Palace on Sunday.

Abortion rights protest leaders have accused the Law and Justice ruling party of pushing the court to tighten abortion restrictions in order to please the party’s base, and the Church.

Church leaders have denied influencing the change in law: in a statement on Sunday, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki said it “is not the Church that constitutes the law in our Homeland and that it is not bishops who make decisions on the compliance or non-compliance of statutes with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland.”

“For her part, however, the Church cannot cease to defend life, nor can she abandon the proclamation that every human being must be protected from conception until natural death,” he added.

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