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.


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.


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.


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.


Do something special for her on Valentine’s Day!  Girls of Leadership will be hosting a Girls Spa Party February 14, 2015. Drop off time is 11:00 and pick up time is 2:00.  The pampering is for girls ages 6-15.  Please RSVP to angela@girlsofleadership.org.  Attached is more information.


Angela Garland
Executive Director
Girls of Leadership

1015 South Cooper St. | Memphis TN 38104 |901 268 1005


girls spa day

Agape currently has the following positions available within the organization.

The employment opportunities include the following as listed below and attached descriptions:
*FIT Social Worker (1 position)
*FIT Connector (1 position)
*FIT Operations Technician (1 position)
*ASD Connector (1 position)
*Family Engagement Coordinator (1 position)

Team, these position will be posted both internally and externally. Any external persons interested should email there resume to Employment@AgapeMeansLove.org.

Click below.

Agape Job Postings 01/06/15

Four years ago, my first cousin, Jermaine Blake, was shot and killed in MY hood. Jermaine and I were a year apart, and, like most struggling black families then, we often lived in the same house, ran the same streets. He was more like a brother to me.

As “saved” as I try to be, at that time, that part of my life was a blur. Trees looked differently, my conversations changed with my own children and conversations changed with my students. I became very transparent.

I remember what the pastor of my youth, Rev. Melvin Lee (Macedonia M.B. Church, Hyde Park) preached at his funeral. He took notice of how SOOOOO many people showed up for the visitation, as well as the funeral. They just kept coming. It wasn’t that he was surprised that there was a lot of love being shown – hey, it was/is the hard part of North Memphis and we’re Blakes , but, Jermaine was only 30 when he died. So much life ahead of him. Rev. Lee said it was Jermaine’s fragrance that attracted so many people. His mother, Delilah Blake, gave him back to God as a child, so, his purpose was served.

What fragrance are you leaving? No matter what the world thinks or knows or think it knows, what legacy are you establishing? What work will go on once you’re gone? Is it worth continuing? It is worth others being transparent because of what they are learning from you? Think about it.

Serving in my classroom,

“The Sweet Life Memphis”

Valentine’s Day Treats

Call today to place your order! 901-343-4346

(Tell ’em Lucy (Tecia) sent you!) 

Trecia Valentines Day Sweets


Position Title:  Siemer Connector (Part-Time) (Grant-funded position) Reports To:  Director of Families in Transition
Position Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Agape is seeking a part-time applicant for the Siemer Connector position to provide client-driven and strength-based services to families who are in need of particular resources and assistance. This part-time position will require at least 20 hours per week.

The Siemer Connector will possess a willingness to meet people where they are and build meaningful relationships, including the Powerlines Community Network apartment sites (Whitehaven and Hickory Hill). The Siemer Connector will facilitate the connection and engagement of clients to services needed (educational, mental health, substance abuse, workforce development, parenting/relational health) and other services provided through community agencies and resources).
Degree Requirement:
Bachelor Degree in Social Work or other related social services fields acceptable. Peer-based/community- based applicants with a High School degree or GED, with similar life experiences will be considered as well for this position. Candidate must be culturally sensitive with a passion for helping others. Must be computer literate. Must have a valid driver license and own a vehicle with proof of auto insurance. Candidate must be willing to engage in Agape’s Performance Quality and Improvement (also known as Continuous Quality Improvement) standards of quality & excellence.
TO APPLY:  Send detailed résumé with references to: Agape Child & Family Services, Inc. Nichole Love, BBA, Office Administrator E-mail: Nichole.Love@AgapeMeansLove.org

Agape Community Resource Fair —

September 28th


agape fair