Cultural Competency Workshops Are Offered Sept. 21 and 22

September 01, 2011

Two cultural competency workshops will be offered in the Sacramento area this month.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, a workshop for clergy newly appointed to a cross-cultural/cross-racial appointment will be conducted at First United Methodist Church of Sacramento, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with lunch provided). It will be a time of sharing, support, and learning some tools to enable pastors to work as effectively as possible in a cross-cultural context. 
 
The following day, on Thursday, September 22, all clergy who are in a cross-cultural/cross-racial appointment are invited to attend a similar workshop, geared to their needs, at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento (lunch will be provided).
 
"These workshops are one way to strengthen racial/ethnic/cultural inclusion in the UMC. I am totally committed to this Gospel goal!" says Dr. Shan McSpadden, who will facilitate the first workshop. The Rev. Dale Weatherspoon will be the lead facilitator for the second.
 
To register, contact the facilitators:
 
For the Sept. 21 workshop (for clergy newly appointed to a cross-cultural/cross-racial appointment) – Shan McSpadden, lmcspadden@psr.edu or 510.849.8250.
 
For the Sept. 22 workshop (for all clergy who are in a cross-cultural/cross-racial appointment) – Dale Weatherspoon, dmwspoon@aol.com or 408.258.7368.
 
FUMC is located at 2100 "J" Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
 
The UM Center is located at 1276 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691.