UPCOMING EVENTS

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Leader Huddle Series

Wednesday's @ 10am

Virtual

Register: HERE

We are promoting a series of topical updates for churches, nonprofits, and other leaders to provide more information on the current status of each "issue" and how they can help.

  • Welcoming Afghan Allies to DFW: 10/20

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United to Learn

October 14 @ 8am

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Register: HERE

In these challenging times, United to Learn (U2L) and Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) are committed and ready to bring together faith leaders and outreach teams from houses of worship across Dallas.



Alan Cohen, CEO of Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) will inspire us with facts behind the moral and economic call to reduce child poverty. Community impact leaders will share how we can join together to focus on our youngest children. We will discuss and plan how to partner alongside our U2L schools!

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Adult Protective Services (APS) 101

October 14 @ 10am

Online

Register: HERE

At the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services a lot goes into making decisions about services provided to older adults and people with disabilities who have experienced abuse, neglect and/or exploitation. This presentation will discuss information required for reporting, program eligibility, mandatory reporting, and will give an overview of Adult Protective Services (APS).

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Active Community Meeting - Special Time of Celebration and Case Worker Appreciation

October 26 @ 11:30am

Freedom Church & Harvest Family Life Ministries

RSVP: email Raymond@careportal.org

In this meeting, not only will we have the opportunity to celebrate the Child and the Church, we also plan to celebrate our first responders.  The Child Welfare Workers that connect you to hurting children and families are being invited as well so that you will have a personal opportunity to meet and share the love of our Lord with them.  Our Requesting Agency workers do so much to serve and to advocate for the children and families and many times are doing so while they themselves may be hurting and going through trials of their own.  We want to use our meeting time to hear from them, pray for and encourage them, allow them to share in our celebration of what God is doing.

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#bigBANGtx Experience

Virtual: October 25-27

In-Person: October 28-29

Register: HERE

bigBANG! is a virtual and in-person social impact experience with an entire WEEK of powerful speakers, gripping breakout sessions, and an inspiring company focused on driving solutions and equitable outcomes in Dallas and across the State.

In its 13th year, bigBANG! 2021 will focus on the New Economy and explore a blueprint for integrating social, economic, and environmental considerations across business, philanthropy, and government. Sessions will investigate how we might elevate justice and inclusion, grapple with current ESG-oriented investing frameworks and CSR strategies, and steer us toward a pathway for healing our divides.

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Elder Frauds, Scams and Financial Exploitation

October 28 @ 10am

Online

Register: HERE

Speaker: Steve Benton

Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of another person’s money or property for personal profit or gain which affects thousands of people every year. Learn more about the signs of financial exploitation and what you can do to prevent it in your community. 

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Faith Community Action Team Fall Meeting

October 28 @ 1:30pm

Online

Register: HERE

Speaker:

Denise Gomez, Manager of Community Relations at Children's Health

 

We'll reflect on the impact recent legislation has on nutrition and food insecurity for hungry Texans

and what the faith community can do.

What does the faith community need to know about state and federal food and nutrition policies?

What is the impact of these policies on food and financial security for hungry Texans?

How can faith based partners help support and strengthen anti-hunger policies and programs?