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Beyond Safe Schools – Valdosta

Georgia Equality will provide training on keeping all young people safe in our community on October 26 and 27.  The workshop will be presented twice in Valdosta and will include information on prevention of bullying, preventing self-harm and suicide, and local resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

There will be two opportunities to participate in this discussion in Valdosta – these are the same workshop so please choose whichever date works best for your schedule!

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave.

To RSVP for this Sunday event:  http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35006/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3260

Monday, Oct 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Christ the King Episcopal Church, 101 E. Central Ave.

To RSVP for this Monday event:  http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35006/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3261

This event is sponsored, in part, by the Accepting Difference Project Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta. Our thanks to Christ the King Episcopal Church for hosting one of the training sessions!

For questions about the specific training, the contact information for Em Elliott, Field Organizer for Georgia Equality, is on the links above.

Living the Welcoming Congregation

On Sunday, Oct. 5, after the service by Rev. Fred Howard, we beegan the Living the Welcoming Congregation curriculum.   We will meet in the “second hour” – after the service and following a brief meet-n-greet.   The second session will be on Oct. 26, again following the service by Rev. Fred Howard.

“Living the Welcoming Congregation” is a voluntary program for congregations to deepen their commitment to inclusive practices, ensuring that all people are welcomed through our doors. The first five sessions involve Assessment, Discernment, and Analysis – in other words:   discovering what we know, discovering what we do not know, and exploring what we will do to expand our outreach in the community.   Please join us!   For questions, send an e-mail to uuvaldosta@yahoo.com

Mission Statement

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta is committed to building a community of acceptance and love, where all people may strive for intellectual, moral and spiritual enlightenment. We offer a place to celebrate life’s passages and to join in social action on behalf of local and global communities.

I believe every inch of America is shared,  from sea to shining sea.

I believe we make it holy by who we welcome and by how we relate to each other.

 …Eboo Patel

Contact us by e-mail:  uuvaldosta@yahoo.com