A Hand UP, Not a Handout

September 24, 2018

NETworX Orientation Set for November

Generational poverty doesn’t have to be something we simply accept – nor should we accept it, as Christians! Some United Methodist churches are taking a unique approach to tackling this issue, and you can join them by attending an orientation in Auburn, CA in November.
Most churches provide some form of assistance to poor hardworking families, but the NETworX program teaches congregation members to actually befriend and walk with the poor. Through this approach they can provide life skills training, help establish networks, foster relationships, and engage in mutual problem-solving with the poor, to end the generational poverty cycle.
It works this way: individuals (called Champions) who want to improve their lives commit to attending 12-16 weekly meetings, while volunteers known as Allies work alongside them, to help them overcome obstacles and reach their goals. They offer a hand up rather than a handout.
Wouldn’t you like to learn more? Then register to attend a NETworX Orientation, being offered at Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn Nov. 12-13. The event is sponsored by NETworX Western Regional Training Center and the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The registration fee is $25 and does not include transportation and lodging. Make checks payable to Carson City First United Methodist Church, and mail to the church at 400 West King Street #100, Carson City, NV 89703.
For more information contact the Rev. Maggie McNaught at carson1umc@gmail.com – or the Rev. Rob Jennings-Teats of the Conference Committee on Children and Poverty at jenningsteats@sbcglobal.net, or by phone at 775-220-1787.
Download flyer (includes agenda) here.