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If you attend a church in the Midlands of South Carolina, you may have heard of a nonprofit called Family Promise, which fifteen local churches are participating in.

What is Family Promise?  Simply put, Family Promise is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. One component of Family Promise is the Interfaith Hospitality Network. But that’s not all there is!

If you would like to learn more about this worthwhile organization and how local churches are getting involved, please attend a Family Promise Informational Luncheon that will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at Brookland Baptist Church (1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia, SC).  The sponsoring organization for the luncheon is the local chapeter of Church Women United.  The featured speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield, Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Shandon Presbyterian Church and chair of the local Board of Family Promise.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and a buffet lunch will be available at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon tickets are $15 (checks made payable to Church Women United).  Tickets should be purchased by January 8, 2015, by sending remittance to Joann Grant, 9190 Windsor Blvd., Columbia, SC, 29223.

Information or questions should be directed to Rowena Nylund, phone 803-252-7752.


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Conflict occurs in all areas of life.  Have you ever thought about seeking additional training to deal with difficult (or even ordinary) conflict?  If so, register now for an opportunity to be trained in basic mediation! 

The Community Mediation Center, located at 4801 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC  29203, is offering a 24 hour course “Basic Training Mediation“,  from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on January 26th – 28th of 2010 (you must attend all sessions).  The 24 hour training will prepare anyone — including parents, educators, business and human resource professionals — to begin mediating conflicts. 

An additional bit of great news is that the $150 registration fee will be waived for participants who are being sponsored through community organizations, including churches.  All that’s required for this discount is that the individual receiving church sponsorship must agree to act as a mediator in the future for members of their neighborhood or community as part of the Community Mediation Center’s Community Mediator Initiative. 

Questions should be directed to Timothy or Dorothy at the Community Mediation Center, phone 803-714-1176. 

If you’re interested in attending this training, the time is now to block out the days on your calendar and to ask your church to sponsor you! 


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