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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Ministry with the Marginalized Training offered throughout UNY Conference

    October 31, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Social Holiness Team highly recommends the Ministry with the Marginalized Training to everyone. The Rev. Dana Horrell has developed this program and the accompanying videos with support from a Peace with Justice grant.

    Heather Smith, the Peace with Justice Coordinator says, “Along the way, we have reviewed materials and are thrilled with the professional results. This course is designed around principles of doing justice and being God's hands in the world while empowering those in need by creating understanding and building relationships."

    This workshop provides training for church-based volunteers and teams involved in serving economically challenged communities through food, clothing, cash assistance, short-term service, or other projects.

    Based on research conducted for the Louisville Institute this year, Rev. Dana Horrell, PhD., offers practical advice on:

    ·         How to pay attention to class bias when volunteering

    ·         How to build relationships with those you serve

    ·         How to tap into community assets, not problems

    ·         How to expand on food & clothing ministry

    ·         How to start an empowerment ministry (such as mentoring or financial education)

    Through videos, case studies and discussion, you will learn how to avoid "toxic charity" and build relationships with the people you serve.  

    Course Instructor:  Dana Horrell, PhD is a pastor, consultant and filmmaker specializing in community ministry and social action.  He serves S. Bethlehem UMC.  This year, with a grant from the Louisville Institute, he produced six videos about congregations that provide excellent outreach ministry. He is the Executive Editor of Faithful Citizen, a multi-media adult study on global issues.  Read his blog at faithfulcitizen.net.  

    Dr. Horrell’s Ministry with the Marginalized Training will be offered at the following locations:

    Syracuse

    Fri., Nov. 4, 12– 2:30 p.m. (Light lunch served at 12; 12:30 Course begins)

    University United Methodist Church, 1085 E Genesee St.

    Cost:  $5. Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 3):  http://bit.ly/2dwx91T

    Troy

    Wed., Nov. 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 Light supper (pizza & salad); 6:00 p.m. Course begins)

    Christ Church United Methodist  Church, 35 State St.

    Cost:  $10. Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 7):  http://bit.ly/2dkv5Kk

    Utica

    Thurs., Nov. 10, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 Light supper (pizza and salad); 6:00 p.m. Course begins)

    Asbury United Methodist Church, 932 Rutger St.

    Cost:  $10. Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 8): http://bit.ly/2d8ZEFi

    Gouverneur

    Mon., Nov. 14, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 Light supper (pizza and salad); 6:00 p.m. Course begins)

    First United Methodist Church, 34 Grove St.

    Cost:  $10. Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 13): http://bit.ly/2dS02rq

    Binghamton

    Tues., Nov. 15, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 Light supper (pizza and salad); 6:00 p.m. Course begins)

    Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 83 Main St.

    Cost:  $10.  Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 14):  http://bit.ly/2deITKm

    Rochester

    Wed., Nov. 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 Light supper (pizza and salad; 6:00 p.m. Course begins)

    Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Rd., Penfield

    Cost:  $10. Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 15):  http://bit.ly/2e9Hp1l

    Buffalo

    Thurs., Nov. 17, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 Light supper (pizza and salad); 6:00 p.m. Course begins)

    Primera Iglesia United Methodist Church, 62 Virginia St.

    Cost:  $10.  Advance registration is required.  Register here (by Nov. 16): http://bit.ly/2dJQnUz

     For more information on these workshops, email Dana Horrell at dkhorrell@gmail.com or call him at 315-439-9154.  

     


     


     

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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."