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Oct. 31, 2020: “Changing Ourselves, Changing the World” workshop

Saturday, October 31, 10am – 11:30am PST 
Zoom workshop led by Lisa Hatchett and Betty Spencer Dickey

Changing ourselves to change the world is a pretty big task.  So many extreme weather events have happened the last few years that the world seems out of control.  Do we have a part in that?  

In this workshop, we will:

  • explore the role climate change plays in our extreme weather
  • delve into scripture to find out what God expects of us
  • discuss how climate has impacted our lives and our planet
  • identify steps we can take as individuals to slow the rate of climate change.  

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Sept. 26, 2020: Safe Havens: Encouraging Healthy Relationships at Home

Refugios seguros: Fomento de relaciones saludables en el hogar


September 26, 2020
(View video of meeting below)
  26 de septiembre de 2020
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English:  In this time of shelter-in-place, when families are spending more time together than ever, the challenges of family dynamics are hard to avoid.  Families hope to feel safe at home, but it’s not always possible.  And how can you open a conversation with a friend about domestic violence – whether it’s happening to them or to yourself?

In this Zoom meeting, two speakers will offer their perspectives:  Sandra Nesheim, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Dalia Ochoa-Navarro, Education and Community Outreach Advocate from Monarch Services in Watsonville.

Watsonville First United Methodist Church is glad to sponsor this event.  It will be in both English and Spanish.  There will be break-out groups for discussions.

español: En esta época de refugio en el lugar, cuando las familias pasan más tiempo juntas que nunca, los desafíos de la dinámica familiar son difíciles de evitar. Las familias esperan sentirse seguras en casa, pero no siempre es posible. ¿Y cómo puede iniciar una conversación con una amiga sobre la violencia doméstica, ya sea que le esté sucediendo a ella o a usted misma?

En esta reunión de Zoom, dos oradores ofrecerán sus perspectivas: Sandra Nesheim, psicóloga clínica licenciada, y Dalia Ochoa-Navarro, defensora de educación y extensión comunitaria de Monarch Services en Watsonville.

La Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de Watsonville se complace en patrocinar este evento. Estará en inglés y español. Habrá grupos de trabajo para mejor participación en las conversaciones.

If you need help/Si necesitas ayuda:

  • Monarch Services, 24-hour hotline:  1-888-900-4232
  • Monarch Services, Watsonville office:  1-831-722-4532
  • Monarch Services, Santa Cruz office:  1-831-425-4030
  • Community Solutions (South Santa Clara County): 1-408-683-4118

Additional resources/Recursos adicionales:

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July 28, 2020: Environmental Racism and the Role of Youth

The Office of Economic and Environmental Justice of United Methodist Women invite you to a special young people led webinar on “How to address environmental racism in your community; The role of youth in shaping our future.”

July 28, 2020
4-5:15pm PDT (7 – 8:15 pm EDT)

This is a great opportunity for you and young people to hear from other young people who are involved in environmental justice work. Please help in spreading this invitation widely!

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