I will be heading to Birmingham, AL next week for the Annual Association of Partners in Christian Education (APCE). APCE gives you access to a number of resources from online training to bi-annual cohorts; I highly recommend this organization for professional development in Christian Education. There are several from the Central Florida Presbytery attending the conference. Many shared that the days will be long and I will be happy to fall asleep each night. I wanted to highlight a few upcoming dates.
Susie has agreed to meet with us to discuss Montreat, its programs and possible financial assistance. There will be a short presentation and time for questions/answers. The presentation will be informal to allow for more dialogue. In addition to sharing information about Montreat, Susie would also like to hear how about how Montreat could help support our local ministry needs as well as how we may be able to partner together.
The Sharing Center offers four Key Programs:
- Families In Crisis - offers financial assistance, tax preparation, rental assistance, and vouchers for clothing and shoes.
- The Pantry - offers one of the largest free food assistance resources in Seminole County to help alleviate hunger.
- The Oasis - provides showers, laundry service, housing guidance, internet access, mail service, and haircut services. In fact, the Sharing Center is the only place in Seminole County where an unhoused person can get a hot shower.
- ProjectRISE - a workforce development program serves the under- and unemployed with the skills necessary to reach financial mobility, self-sufficiency, and employment.
This is an amazing mission to our community and a great opportunity to give back to our community. Please consider joining the PYC in volunteering for this great organization. Please register for this event here.