Events

 

Teaching Fish to Walk & To Make a Difference Workshop

On Friday, September 14, 2018, Dr. Peter Steinke will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Meadowlark Road, Vernon, CT to lead two workshops on his new books, “Teaching Fish to Walk” and “To Make a Difference”. This workshop was originally scheduled for May, but Dr. Steinke was unable to hold the workshop due to a family emergency. We're hoping all will go well this time.

Schedule

9:00-11:30     Teaching Fish to Walk,

11:30-1:00     Lunch on your own (Rein's Deli is a short ride away)

1:00-3:30       To Make a Difference.

Cost: $35 for each session which includes a copy of the book the session is based on; $60 to attend both sessions.

Register at https://newvisionworkshops.wordpress.com/workshops

Questions about the venue can be directed to Tim Oslovich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Questions about the workshops can be directed to Dr. Steinke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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guardian angel GUARDIAN ANGEL PROGRAM:  Accompaniment of Migrant Minors in the Courtroom

Offer physical, spiritual and emotional accompaniment of migrant minors in Boston’s immigration court! Two volunteers will work together, one using Spanish speaking skills, another, taking notes. It’s been found that with “Guardian Angels” present, judges & officials treat the young person with more respect. Mary Campbell, Director of AMMPARO, will train us in a 3-hour session on Sunday, September 16 from 3-6 pm. at the Synod House in Worcester.

Guardian Angels will commit to volunteer ½ day, 2 times a year.  https://Vimeo.com/157458987 For more information and to sign up, email Doreen Rinas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 DETENTION CENTER VISITATION Training:  Visiting immigration detainees in Boston, MA

Inidividuals are needed to visit asylum seekers & others detained by ICE in detention centers.  Offer spiritual and emotional support to those detainees in Boston’s Suffolk County House of Corrections. Background checks are required. Training will be held on Saturday, September 22 and Thursday evening, September 27 at Redeemer Lutheran, Woburn, MA. Among the topics covered will be active listening skills, prison culture, cross cultural issues, legal issues, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), trauma, loss, and separation. Volunteers commit to once-a-month visiting also with opportunities for debriefing. For more info & to sign up, contact Pastor Britta Carlson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Oct 13 and 14 AMMPARO Workshop Publicity

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Bishop's Convocation 2018

This Year's Bishop's Convocation will take place

November 12-14 at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center