Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Training Opportunity for Safe Families

Bridgebuilders - Session 2: Guidance on Building Relationships with Parents of Safe Family Kids

Join other Safe Families volunteers for the second of a three-part series on viewing poverty through a Biblical lens. You do not need to be a Safe Family and you do not have to attend all three parts to participate and benefit from any one event. Please mark your calendars for August 21, which is the last session!

Safe Families is built around the idea that what keeps people in poverty is isolation: a lack of stable and reliable relationships to support folks when a crisis strikes. The key to creating a better life for children in poverty is to become that missing support network for parents, in the short term and over the long run. Many of our volunteers have begun building relationships with the mothers of the children who are staying in their homes and continue that friendship after the children have been returned. This is hard work and that requires learning new things about ourselves and about others.

Joel Hamernick is helping us learn those things. He is the Executive Director of Sunshine Gospel Ministries on Chicago's south side and has extensive experience teaching suburban Christians who want to help under-resourced folks.

Here is what people said about the first session:

"What was taught was EXCELLENT. I was not sure I wanted to come, but am overjoyed that I did."

"The session opened my eyes/heart a bit further in trying to see the world and its people through God's eyes."

Saturday, July 17, 2010
10:00 - 2:00
Lunch will be provided ($5 donation requested)
Christ Community Church of St. Charles, Chapel
37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles, IL 60175

Please RSVP to Rebecca Cynamon-Murphy at rcynamon-murphy@lydiahome.org or 773.653.2205. All interest-levels are welcome.

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