Protecting Human Life Team (Formerly Social Justice Team)

The Protecting Human Life Team will now meet the first Sunday of the month BEFORE church at 9:00 a.m. in the room behind the Praisin’ Station…Anyone who has an interest in any issue protecting Human life. (i.e. Human Trafficking, Abortion, Suicide, etc.) is welcome to attend our meetings. Please contact Julianne Durfee 865.227.8929 for more information.

 

Below are a couple of upcoming events in January, 2018:

1.  January 21, 2018 (Sun) @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – March for Life
The March will be held in downtown Knoxville at the World’s Fair Amphitheater and is held to continue to raise awareness about abortion and the value of human life.  The event is free, and no pre-registration is needed.  Just come out and support life!

The Team plans to meet at church and to caravan downtown.  We will be glad to provide transportation to any who would like to go but would rather not deal with the traffic, parking, etc.
2.  January 27, 2018 (Sat) @ 10:00 a.m. – Run for Their Lives
The 5K run or 1 mile walk is to raise awareness and money to fight human trafficking in East TN.  If you are interested in participating, please pre-register.  There is a $24 registration fee, and you may register online.  If you would like to be a part of the event other than running or walking, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available as well.

The event will be held at UT Gardens located at 2518 Jacob Drive.

Also, the Team plans to meet at church and to caravan downtown.  We will be glad to provide transportation to any who would like to go but would rather not deal with the traffic, parking, etc.

For more information, people may also see or call (or text) me(Julianne Durfee) at 865-227-8929.

3. Please encourage leaders and workers in our churches and community to consider this training: 

What: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Where: Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center, 801 Tipton Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
When: 8:30 to 5:00 on Dec. 14 and 15; must attend both days

Seating is limited so please register now.

This 2-day workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for clergy, community volunteers, teachers, school support staff, youth workers, police and correctional staff, first responders, nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, counselors.

Unprepared caregivers tend to deny, avoid, even stigmatize persons at risk. That is what society has traditionally done. All evidence indicates that unprepared caregivers continue this dangerous tradition. Training is required to turn denial, avoidance and stigmatization into vigilance, understanding and help. ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more comfortable, competent and confident when dealing with persons at risk. Prepared caregivers can help prevent suicide. Trained caregivers in your church, organization, or community could save a life. It’s an investment in people that will continue to grow.

See http://tspn.org/asist-training 

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/applied-suicide-intervention-skills-training-asist-knoxville-tickets-38766606965

**Please note TSPN is now securing a $40 deposit from participants. This deposit is solely an incentive for participants to attend the workshop. In the past,  people that registered to attend failed to show. This deposit will be REFUNDED IN FULL upon successful completion of the 2 day ASIST workshop. Participants must be present for both days in order to receive a full refund of the deposit**

 

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