As bursting with joy as we are for this season of new life, we received incredibly sad news late Easter afternoon. Heidi Schwartz let us know that her husband Richard Schwartz—our social worker and staff to Open Doors—passed away on Saturday evening. Our hearts are broken at this sad, shocking, and sudden news. Many staff attended his small funeral on Tuesday with Jacqui Lewis officiating. We will also set a time in April to celebrate Richard's life and will let you know the date as soon as the information is available. Open Doors will be on hiatus as we seek ways to staff this program. If you have any concerns during this time, please contact the pastoral care line at 212-477-0666 ext 318. Only Middle pastors have access to this voicemailbox. Adriene, Chad, Jacqui, and Trish welcome your calls.
Easter Joy and Sad News
April 3, 2013