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Join Booker T. Washington High School as they host their 3rd and final community blood drive of the year!  The goal is 49 units so that the school will receive a $1000 scholarship! SIGN UP TODAY!

You must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 115 pounds and be in generally good health.

BE READY! Follow these guidelines to make sure you can give:

Drink plenty of fluids 1 to 6 hours in advance

Eat a balanced meal 1 to 4 hours in advance

If your iron level has been too low to donate, the following iron-rich foods might help: Lean beef, chicken, turkey, fish, shrimp, oysters, broccoli, spinach, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, whole grain bread, brown rice, whole grain cereal, enriched pasta, tortillas, berries, watermelon, cherries, grapes, oranges, grapefruit, plums, and dried fruit, nuts, unrefined sugar, molasses.

Here’s the appointment link to sign-up! https://ww2.clublifeblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/59878

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Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation, a ministry of Evangelism-Counseling-Advocacy has partnered with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA),  the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression, and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA Spirit Realm DeSoto County is a faith-based, not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization that provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. One of the main services provided is support groups.  DBSA Spirit Realm primarily serves the DeSoto County, MS area and extends to Memphis, TN. Churches and communities seeking resources (educational programs, speakers, counseling, referrals, support groups, etc) are encouraged to contact us for partnership opportunities.

The next support group for those living with the challenge of depression (diagnosed or non-diagnosed) is Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at The Rock Church located at 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS.

For more information, please contact Shulanda Hastings, Chapter President at 662.626.DBSA (3272), dbsaspiritrealm@gmail.com or visitwww.dbsaspiritrealm.org

 

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The Church Health Center offers free Health Education from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday at 1115 Union. Health Education will teach you how to manage your hypertension, cholesterol, or obesity. It’s free and open to community. Registration is not required. Can’t make it on Monday? We also offer a special session from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Registration is required for the Saturday class. Please call901-259-4673 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Diabetes Education, a 2-class series that will give you the skills to self-manage your condition. Classes are held each Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union. Registration is not required, and you may start at any point during the month. Can’t make it on Tuesday? Diabetes Education is presented in its entirety from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the secondSaturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturdaycourse. Please call 901-701-2221 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Commit to Quit smoking cessation groups each month. Four-week group sessions start the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Call 901-701-2222 to enroll.

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Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104.

Together with the National Alliance on Mental Health Memphis (NAMI), the Church Health Center hosts free “With Hope in Mind” classes for families affected by mental illness. Classes are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through March 30 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Learn basic tools needed to cope with caring for adult relatives diagnosed with a mental illness, including problem management, communication, crisis planning, and immediate coping skills for illness cycles. Contact NAMI Memphis at 901-725-0305 to register.

March is Lead Poisoning Prevention Month and the Shelby County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program is committed to educating high-risk communities about the dangers of lead exposure and how lead poisoning can be prevented. In partnership with the Church Health Center, it will host a free Lead Poisoning and Prevention Information Sessionat 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. For more information, please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2241.

The Church Health Center is recruiting educators, parents, and those working in children’s ministries to introduce children to healthy foods from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 22 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The Center’s “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum is designed for ages 2-5 to build literacy, improve fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, and enhance development. You will receive a copy of our “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum book for attending this free workshop! To register, contact Kristina Hall at 901-701-2241 or hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org.

Healthy, happy living begins at home! The Church Health Center will host a Healthy Living, Happy Living Family Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Local and state health services providers including Universal Parenting Place, Collegiate Life Investing Fund, and the Memphis Police and Fire Department will be on-hand with information and giveaways. For more information, please contact Memphis Madden at maddenm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2289.

Expand your mind for the future! The Church Health Center will host a “My Vision For the Future” Workshop from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at 1115 Union Ave. At this free workshop, we will set spiritual, physical, and mental goals by creating vision boards. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments and craft materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2240 to register.

The Church Health Center’s annual community walk and fundraiser Walking as One will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. This year’s celebration features music from The Mighty Souls Brass Band, Amurica photobooth, and food games and entertainment! Registration is $15/ person or free to Church Health Center Wellness members and children 12 and under. Fundraising is happily encouraged!  Log on to walkingasone.org to register. Please contact Megan Carolan at carolanm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2151.

 

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Save the date on the morning of April 16 to participate in the Race Against Sexual Violence 5K at Shelby Farms. This event is serving as a fundraiser and as a vehicle to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services available to victims and survivors.

Looking for runners, volunteers and vendors. If you’d like to run just click on the link below and register at racesonline.com. The registration fee is $25.  If you’d like to volunteer or be present as a vendor for your organization just let me know.

Thanks Everyone,

Kevin Reed

Click Here To Register

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The Church Health Center offers free Health Education from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday at 1115 Union. Health Education will teach you how to manage your hypertension, cholesterol, or obesity. It’s free and open to community. Registration is not required. Can’t make it on Monday? We also offer a special session from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Registration is required for the Saturday class. Please call 901-259-4673 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Diabetes Education, a 2-class series that will give you the skills to self-manage your condition. Classes are held each Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union. Registration is not required, and you may start at any point during the month. Can’t make it on Tuesday? Diabetes Education is presented in its entirety from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturday course. Please call 901-701-2221 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Commit to Quit smoking cessation groups each month. Four-week group sessions start the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Call 901-701-2222 to enroll.

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Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Ave. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104 or visit www.stjohnsmidtown.org.

The Church Health Center hosts a Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday June through October at 1115 Union Ave. The market features local produce, food trucks, live music, and healthy cooking demonstrations! Credit, debit, cash, and EBT are accepted. For more information, call Jimmy Hoxie at 901-259-4673, ext. 2228 or visit ChurchHealthCenter.org.

Rock for Love, the Church Health Center’s annual concert benefit, is Sept. 3 – 6, 2015! The weekend will officially kick off on Sept. 4 with a family-friendly Crosstown Block Party featuring music, food trucks, face painting, a dunk tank, and much, much more. The festivities continue on Saturday at Lafayette’s Music Room with music from Memphis Ukelele Band, Deering & Down, and Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage. The weekend closes out on Sunday with the North Mississippi All-Stars at the Levitt Shell. Log on to rockforlove.org for complete details on locations, times, and entertainment for this FREE event!

Get moving this fall! The Church Health Center will host an Urban Fusion Dance Workshop at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Open to ages 10 and up, this workshop is an eclectic, expressive, and energetic class where you’ll learn a hip-hop dance with a feel-good vibe from award-winning dance instructor Jaukeem Balcom. Cost is $5 for Church Health Center Wellness members and $10 for community participants. Please wear shirts with sleeves and modest, loose-fitting attire. Contact Kristina Hall at hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org or (901) 701-2241 to register.

The Church Health Center invites you to the grand opening of our new community acupuncture clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 1115 Union Ave. Fees are based on a sliding scale of $25-$50 per treatment. You decide what you pay; no proof of income required, no questions asked. Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing. Please wear loose clothes and be prepared to remove your socks and shoes. Contact Butch Odom at odomb@churchhealthcenter.org or (901) 259-4673, ext. 2109 with any questions.

Treat yourself to a time of renewal for your body, mind, and spirit at the Church Health Center’s Restorative Bodywork Workshop! The workshop will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Experience relaxation techniques like yoga nidra, body rolling, and gentle stretching with the guidance of Kimberly Baker. Cost is $5 for Church Health Center Wellness members and $10 for community participants. Please wear shirts with sleeves and modest, loose-fitting attire. Contact Kristina Hall at hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org or (901) 701-2241 to register.

We all want the best for the men in our lives. Together with the American Cancer Society, the Church Health Center will host “What Women Need to Know About Men’s Health: A Workshop” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26at 1115 Union Ave. We’ll give you the tools to support the man in your life on his journey toward health. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-261-8833 or email fco@churchhealthcenter.org.

The 14th annual Conference for Clergy and Congregations, presented by St. John’s United Methodist Church, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the Church Health Center is Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. This year’s conference is focused on the church’s response to violence and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Scott Stoner, director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness. Admission is free, but space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Deadline to register is October 21, 2015. To register, please call 901-261-8833 or log on to churchhealthcenter.org/faithhealthseries.

The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Computer Systems Analyst and Manager of Wellness. Interested applicants should apply no later than July 13, 2015 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

These vacancy announcements are being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at www.minactjobs.com or https://va-csm.symplicity.com. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted.Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, HR Manager at the email listed below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/Veterans/Disability

MINACT is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Position Closing Date:  July 13, 2015

Computer System Analyst/Trainer

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Provide software and network support, training and troubleshooting in a networked microcomputer environment. Provides support on a wide range of applications including Corel, Microsoft, and Novell products.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related area and one year of relevant work experience. Network certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

OR

An Associate Degree in Computer Science or a related area and two years of relevant work experience. Network Certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires special technical knowledge of the techniques and procedures of software and network support for multiple users.
  • Must understand installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, networking and accessory equipment.
  • Must have advanced personal computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, DOS and Windows skills.
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble personal computer components, including cabling.
  • Requires the ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively.
  • Must have strong communication and training skills and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Effective interpersonal skills

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:  A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm Off

Interested internal applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

Manager of Wellness Center

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Plans, implements and controls the Center’s Health Services Program including Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Sickle Cell and Optometric care.  Coordinates the professional staff services, including the physician, dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, mental health consultant and optometrist.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Tennessee and have a minimum of three years experience in a hospital, physician’s office or public health setting with one year long term health care experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong working knowledge of data processing and computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Effective organization skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; Classroom instruction and Curriculum Development;
  • Must be confidential

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:    Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45am-

4:45 pm

7:45am-4:45 pm 10:00 am – 7:00pm 7:45am-4:45 pm 7:45am-4:45 pm Off

Interested Applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

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