NETworX Orientation, First UMC Carson City

WhenWednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM to Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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WhereFirst UMC
Carson City, NV

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Emailjenningsteats@sbcglobal.net
ContactRob Jennings-Teats
NETworX Orientations
Sponsored by the Capital City Circles Initiative & The Cal-Nev United Methodist Annual Conference
November 1 & 2, 2017 or April 18 & 19, 2018
The First United Methodist Church in Carson City, NV along with other churches
joined in one of the first pilot programs of NETworX in the country seven years
ago. Congregations largely of middle class people no longer just do things for the
poor; they actually befriend and walk with poor families in their struggle to break
the cycle of poverty. This approach, which depends on allying church folks with
poor families over a two year period, is proving itself to be one of the most
effective approaches to ending poverty. Learn how this system works and
how your congregation can introduce this approach into your
community.
WALKING IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR
NETworX uses an approach for congregations to join with others in the community to
walk with the poor in an effective journey out of poverty. It is the priority of the
Annual Conference Committee on Children & Poverty to make this approach available
to all United Methodist congregations.
A HAND UP NOT A HAND OUT
Most churches provide assistance for poor hard working families, but fewer actually
befriend and walk with the poor. Using this approach in your congregation can
provide life-skill training, networks, relationships and mutual problem solving to break
generational poverty.
PARTICIPATE AND EXPERIENCE
In this Orientation, participants will join in the weekly NETworX Meeting. Participants will meet
“Champions for Change,” hard working poor families, and hear their stories about how they are moving out of
poverty. Participants will also meet “Allies” who work with these families to unblock situations keeping them
from their goals. Local training facilitators and board members of the Capital City Circles Initiative will share
their roles in the process.
Together We Can
Break the Cycle
of Poverty!
NETworX Orientation
Sponsored by: the Capital City Circles Initiative &
the Cal-Nev United Methodist Annual Conference
412 W. Musser St. Carson City, NV 89703 (Wesley Room)
(775)882-1436
Rob Jennings-Teats ~ jenningsteats@sbcglobal.net
Maggie McNaught ~ carson1umc@gmail.com
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WEDNESDAY
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3:00 pm
3:30 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
Registration
What is NETworX? Describing the process.
Break
Meet Participants of Capital Circles
Initiative . Dinner with with Champions for
Change and Community Allies
"Speed dating activity"
Adjourn and Clean up
THURSDAY
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8:30 am
9:00 am
10:00am
11:00 am
11:30 am
Noon
Coffee and Networking
Debrief from Weekly Meeting
Next Steps
Review - Questions & Answers
Closing Comments & Adjourn
Adjourn and Clean up
Mail to:
First United Methodist Church
400 W. King St., #100
Carson City, NV 89703
Transportation and Lodging are NOT included.
Registration fee - $25.00
Please make checks payable to: First United Methodist Church
*PLEASE REGISTER 1 WEEK BEFORE ORIENTATION*