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To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references

Email: cherisse@sisterreach.org (all contact regarding this position should be addressed to this email only. No phone calls please.)

Or by mail: Attn: Cherisse Scott, Founder and CEO SisterReach 1750 Madison Avenue, Suite 600 Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Positions open until filled.

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Shelby County Health Department – FREE FLU SHOTS!

One day only! Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the main Benjamin L. Hooks Library!

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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.

 

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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Mid-South Mission of Mercy will provide dental care for the relief of pain to under-served Mid-Southerners, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance. Our goal is to treat approximately 2,500 patients at our event and provide over $1,000,000 in free dental care. All dental services are provided free of charge by members of the Tennessee Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Arkansas Dental Association, assisted by a host of volunteers.  NO qualifications. Cleanings, Extractions, Fillings. This is the first Mission of Mercy Dental event in the Memphis area, so it is your chance to make history as a volunteer!

February 25 (Setup), February 26-27, 2016 are the event days. Breakdown and cleanup on Saturday, February 27 also. It will be held at Bellevue Church on Appling Road beginning at 6 AM daily. When appointments are filled, there will be a cutoff for the day. Early line up is allowed. If you are a church or agency, please consider running transportation from your area for those in need of care. All group transportation needs to arrive early in order to secure a time to be served.

Volunteers of all types are needed! General volunteers, including Adult Patient Guides, are needed, as well as licensed personnel (dentists, assistants, hygienists, nurses and doctors). We are especially in need of Pharmacists! Shifts available so you don’t have to work all of both days. You are needed! Sign up TODAY at http://cp.mcafee.com/d/k-Kr4x8gdEIfFLLT79K6Pqaaab3WrXz9J5555xZdN54SrdCRvlm9OFe74qCjqdSnhmWb_yHHH1EVjv7fyKA3hOUaIcEuaXrPhOaCzBeP-SJJDxP9ISrdCM0iIAalrCjlBiAGMGWHYr5K00UrdEKf6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh . Updates on our Facebook page as well! Flyers are attached for you to copy and spread the word to both volunteers and recipients.

We hope that this project with become an annual event to serve those in need of dental care throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. We would love for you to be part of this and appreciate your support to make the first Mid-South Mission of Mercy happen! Donations are welcome to cover supplies, food, and water for those attending. Please donate whatever you can, or consider one of the following suggested donation levels:

Sponsor a smile – $20; Sponsor one patient – $50; Sponsor two patients – $100

Sponsor a dental chair (for one day) – $500; Sponsor a dental chair (for both days) – $1,000

Checks can be made out to: Memphis Dental Society Charitable Fund, 6250 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119. You can also donate at the website through PayPal.

Thank you for your assistance in making this event successful so that it can be repeated annually.

In His Grace,

Cheryl Bone, Minister of Outreach

901-626-2092

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