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After the first showing over last weekend, this coming weekend will be the last one to catch Journey to Redemption at Canaanland Church of God in Reno. The play is moving.
Journey to Redemption is a powerful drama production that will change the lives of hundreds of people and yours too.
Now Journey to Redemption – with a cast of over 40 people — is coming to Canaanland Church of God.
Come witness the story of one persons life, and see how their family and friends turned their journey into a life they could only dream.
Plan now to bring your youth group, family, and friends for this life changing experience.
Tickets are $5 each.
Groups of 10+ are $4 each when purchased together.
VIP Reserved Seating Tickets $6 each
Purchase your tickets online at www.CanaanlandCOG.com, at Canaanland COG at 7055 Lamar in Reno or from Living Waters bookstore in Paris.
7055 Lamar Road in Reno, Texas
In an attempt to support the Paris V-Day Movement, Premier Home Care & Hospice, bought the women of their staff commemorative ‘V-Girls’ t-shirts to support the coming showing of ‘The Vagina Monologues’, a fundraiser to support domestic and sexual violence against women. All proceeds for the event and t-shirts go to the Safe-T Women’s Shelter.
For more information about PCT’s showing of the popular play ‘The Vagina Monologues’, click here.
“We thought at Premier, being that the majority of our staff is women, that it would be a great cause to donate to,” Administrator Chris Johnson said. ”Domestic and sexual violence is a more than worthy cause to fight for. We are proud that Safe-T will receive the benefit.”
Co-director of PCT’s showing of the play, Lisa Martin, is an RN at Premier Home Care & Hospice. Through the hard work of her and many other well respected and courageous women this play and fundraiser has become possible. Paris Texas is a part of the worldwide V-Day movement, where activists from all over stand together to raise funds for the cause of violence of any kind against women.
“We are so thankful for Lisa and her contributions to this community,” Johnson continued. ”She has worked very hard and has made this fundraiser a topic of conversation at the office. I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone one of us go and see the play over the weekend. Everyone should.”
Click here to view gallery of the “Walk in My Shoes” fundraiser held on Sunday.
Visit the Paris V-Day Movement Facebook Page by clicking here.
Premier Home Care & Hospice provides community home care and hospice services for Paris and the surrounding. They are located at 750 Clarksville Street — (903) 739-9010.
|The training component of the Center is designed for staff members, board members and executive directors of nonprofit organizations, as well as businesses and individuals. By bringing in seasoned professionals, we are able to offer the best ideas and information on various topics including – but not limited to – fundraising, marketing, volunteerism, technology, grant writing and human resources.|
|Below is a listing of free webinars for March. To register, please click on the title of the webinar. These are third-party webinars and you must register directly with the presenting organization, not with the Nonprofit Development Center. Grantseeking BasicsWednesday, April 3 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money For Your Cause
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Measuring the Networked Nonprofit – Simple Steps for Measuring Social Media Results
Thank You, Thank You Very Much!
Taming Your Communications Calendar Six Months at a Time
The New Serial Storytelling Model for Nonprofits
The Boot Camp Training Model for Maturing Your Field
Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Getting Results
Introduction to Corporate Giving
Make Better Nonprofit Annual Reports Now
Powered by Pro Bono Webinar Tools
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit
18 Advanced Facebook Strategies for World Domination
Diversity Awareness for Effective Nonprofits
Engaging Millennials As Donors, Volunteers and Constituents
Proposal Writing Basics
Is the Time You Spend on Social Media Worth It?
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program
Proposal Budgeting Basics
Search Engine Optimization 101 for Nonprofits
You Got the Grant! Now What?
A Business Plan for Your Nonprofit
Making Shared Leadership Work: 5 Steps to Mastering Collaboration
FORM YOUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (A Four-Part Series):
This four-part series training is presented by consultants of the Nonprofit Development Center for clients that have decided to pursue forming a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. The sessions cover the legal obligations of nonprofits and assistance with completing the state and federal forms needed to become a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization. Participants must attend orientation to be eligible to attend sessions 2-4.
Preregistration required for all sessions…call for appointment 903-581-6376 X 213
Session 1 Orientation – No Charge
Sessions 2 – 4 = $300
Don’t see what you need? Email Dorothy Franks firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jo McMahan email@example.com to see what can be tailored to your specific requirements. Set your personalized training dates soon!
Expect a second annual Urban Adventure Race in 2014, as this year’s 1st annual event was a spectacular success, despite there only being 4 teams entered into the race.
Those four teams had a blast, and without a doubt, through the many twists, turns and challenges in it, certainly, at least for a moment or two, felt as if they were on the hit television show “The Amazing Race.”
Being a fundraiser for United Way of Lamar County, all proceeds went to their cause, and each of the challenges and ‘stops’ (obstacles) throughout the course were held at or by partners and affiliates of United Way — Girl and Boy Scouts, YWCA, Red River Down Syndrome Society, Boys & Girls Club, Archers for Christ, the Paris Fire Department, Lamar County Human Resources Council (Meals on Wheels) and CASA for Kids.
Commencing around 8am from the Paris Middle School parking lot, each team entered their specified vehicle and were rather speedily taken to their first challenge. At each of the stops, the teams were to complete a physical and mental challenge, in turn giving them each a puzzle piece and a clue to their next destination. If they could complete the challenge and guess the clue, they were set to go to the next stop.
The puzzle pieces gained at each stop after completing the goal there were collected and kept by the racers to complete a large, final puzzle at the end. The team that could do all these things and then complete the large puzzle at the end in the shortest amount of time won.
The array of challenges ranged from obstacle courses, kayaking, eating a donut from a string with no hands, wheel chair basketball, as well as archery shooting.
Most notably as a challenge was designed by the Paris Fire Department, which took place at their training area near the RRV Fair Grounds. Before receiving their puzzle piece, each team had to dress in full emergency firefighter gear, helmet included and then carry a large and very heavy rolled hose up and then back down three floors. That’s not all though. Then — still in full firefighter gear — each team member had to hit an iron block with a sledge hammer, moving it a specified distance — a mechanism used to train firemen to effectively use an ax — only then to run and drag a fire hose 50 feet and to spray a target bucket. And, finally, to complete this extensive challenge, the teammates had to drag a 180 pound dummy body a designated distance. They then could receive their puzzle piece and be on their way.
At other stops, such as Meals on Wheels challenge, contestants were made to eat a donut hanging from a string on a pole with their hands tied behind their back and the pole held by another teammate. At Camp Gamble, the Girl Scouts challenge required a half mile run to the shore of the lake, only to get in a kayak and boat over 100 yards into the water, around a buoy, and back. After that, pull the kayak back on shore, run the half mile back to their drivers vehicle, and head to the next stop.
At another stop, teammates had to shoot two arrows a piece into a target at the Archers for Christ challenge, played wheelchair basketball, required to make shots in the basket from the wheelchair, at YWCA, and also went to Woodall Field to gather clues from Buddy Baseball players with the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society, directing them to their next location.
These are only to mention a few of the challenges. There were nine puzzle pieces, only obtained by completing the nine challenges. Once they were obtained by each time, their drivers then drove them back to the starting point — Paris Middle School parking lot — where they had to assemble a large United Way puzzle (approximately 15×11 inches) to complete the entire Urban Adventure Race.
The photo gallery below was shot by Josh Allen. Click the thumbnails to enlarge photos. Thank you for reading the Extra! and get ready for Paris’ 2014 Urban Adventure Run. This is one of the coolest events for Paris yet.
Bill Coleman rises early to prepare scrambled eggs for the Holy Week breakfasts at First United Methodist Church. Each weekday morning (Monday-Friday) of the Easter week, from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall, guests enjoy a full breakfast and hear a special morning message during Holy Week at FUMC located at 322 Lamar Avenue in Downtown Paris.
Judi Brandt of Oak Park United Methodist delivered the morning message on Wednesday, Eddie Jean Adams of Mt. Zion United Methodist followed on Thursday, and Pastor Van Lazaroff, of First United Methodist, will wrap up the week on Friday.
Pastor Ben Read of Calvary United Methodist and Kathy French of First United Methodist, Connections kicked off the week by bringing the messages on Monday and Tuesday.
Other Holy Week services included an evening Maundy Thursday service beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Park United Methodist, which will be followed by the Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Calvary United Methodist Church will host the Easter Sunrise service beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday followed by all churches holding an Easter Morning Worship at their regular worship times. Connections will have two Easter Celebration Services at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to celebrate Easter at any of the United Methodist Churches in Paris this Sunday morning.