Becoming a Good Neighbor Workshops
Hosted by the Rock Hill District UMC

Keynote Speaker: Bishop L. Jonathan Holston

Location: St. John's UMC, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:30 - 5:00pm
2:30 Check-in
2:45 Keynote from Bishop Holston
4:00 Workshops


Workshops:
“BECOMING A GOOD NEIGHBOR: ENGAGING YOUR COMMUNITY” Presenter: Rev. Millie Nelson Smith
Who is our neighbor? Well, it is more than just the person next door. It’s “All the People,” and all the other people/organizations who have a stake in helping them to have a better quality of life. This workshop will help you to identify and connect with those around you—other churches, schools, local government, law enforcement, first responders, and others—have a hand in keeping the community healthy, whole, and safe.

“BECOMING A GOOD NEIGHBOR: THE XYZ'S OF GENERATION Z” Presenter: Val Kenney
Have you thought about working with youth but the thought scares you to death? Have you wondered what it would take to be able to understand a Gen Z youth or young adult? In this technology age that Generation Z lives in and has always been in believe it or not what they crave is a genuine and authentic relationship with adult volunteers and youth workers. Come and find out what you can do to help connect with Generation Z.

"BECOMING A GOOD NEIGHBOR: SHARING YOUR FAITH WITH ANOTHER" Presenter: Rev. Susan Maddox
Are you longing to tell others about Jesus but not sure what to say? Do you struggle to begin conversations about your faith with non-believing friends and family members? Join us as we consider some practical ways of sharing your faith with others in one-on-one conversations.

“BECOMING A GOOD NEIGHBOR: CONNECTING WITH OLDER ADULTS” Presenter: Delores Cannon
The approach. The smile. Common ground and sharing. These are the friendship steps we will utilize through role playing to establish wonderful relationships with older adults

“BECOMING A GOOD NEIGHBOR: CARING FOR THOSE WHO ARE HURTING” Presenter: Kathy Rogers
This workshop will offer advice on how to help those who are hurting by providing information on how to be a good listener, what is and is not appropriate to say to someone suffering, and how to avoid language that may be hurtful.

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