'Circles' Orientation and Training, Oct.17-18 in Nevada

October 11, 2012

Circles Breaks the Poverty Cycle!

Don't miss the "Circles" orientation and training, October 17-18 at First United Methodist Church of Carson City (Nevada). The training is sponsored by the California-Nevada Annual Conference Committee on Children and Poverty.
The Circles approach, which depends on allying church folks with poor families over a two-to-three-year period, is proving to be one of the most effective approaches to ending poverty.
The Oct. 17-18 training utilizes a hands-on approach, allowing participants to join in the weekly Circles meeting. They will meet "Circle Leaders," hardworking poor families, and hear their stories about how they are moving out of poverty. Participants also will 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, and the National Training Director of the Circles National Campaign will explain how congregations can initiate Circles in their community. Annual Conference representatives will be there, as well, to offer assistance and guidance.
Please notify the Rev. Rob Jennings-Teats, pastor of First UMC of Carson City if you plan to attend.
Find out more! Download these materials:
Letter from the Rev. Rob Jennings-Teats (pastor of FUMC Carson City)