Chaplaincy at LAC+USC Medical Center is a witness to God’s love for all people

ldwThis ministry is made possible by your support through the Presbyteries of the Pacific, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Los Ranchos and the Synod of Southern California. Your prayers and financial donations are always welcome. To find out how you can be involved, please contact Chaplain Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder

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Ben's Story

502 Acts of Kindness

          On December 18, 2018 a cancer patient named Alma put on a cap crochet by a woman named Anne. Alma was moved to tears because a total stranger had spent hours praying and crocheting something to ease her suffering as she battled her cancer.
         Anne was moved to tears because this brave cancer patient reminded her of her own mother’s fight with cancer years ago.
          Variations on this transaction happened 501 times more that day at LAC+USC Medical Center during the 2018 Acts of Kindness Blanket Distribution. Volunteers from faith communities across Southern California came to give blankets to the patients, including Rev. Sue Fisher &, Rev. Karen Claassen & Rick Huff, Anne Coiffi, Rebekah Vander, Sherri Hodge and Rev. Lyn Gifford.Thanks to everyone who came together to make the 2018 Acts of Kindness possible.
          All year, folks from all over the county have been knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing (and praying) these blankets. . If you knit, crochet, quilt or sew we welcome your donations for 2019! Blankets need to be hand made (knit, crocheted, quilted or sewn) and prayed over - 36”x36”/48”.



Legacy of Caring (PDF)
This document suggests several ways that you, your congregation, or other group can become involved.
(The story, "A Blessed Gift" accompanies this entry)


More Stories . . .

"A Blessed Gift" August 2018's Chaplain Update (PDF)
(See also: Become Involved--Legacy of Caring) (PDF)

"Ash Wednesday" March, 2018's Chaplain Update(PDF)