1026 Seventh Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
5:15 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013
KNOW THINK ACT! PUYALLUP NAZARENE CHURCHFaith and Family Homelessness Project Presents:A Conference on Family Homelessness"The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. The Lord has compassion on all he has made." Join us:March 1, 2013 from 5:45pm - 9:00pm Dinner ServedRegistration opens at 5:15pmMarch 2, 2013 from 8:30am - 3:00pm, Breakfast and Lunch ServedIncluding a Special Family Session from 10:00am - 12:00pmYou are invited to attend all or part of the conference.The conference is FREE but donations are being accepted for local organizations working to end homelessness.
We are pleased to announce Brian Postlewait, founder of Mission Possible in Vancouver, BC, Canada, as a Keynote Speaker. Brian is a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ who has been used by God to make a significant difference in the lives of others in one of the most difficult areas in Vancouver. Check out this video for more details on Brian and Mission Possible. Click here to visit the Mission Possible website. We are also pleased to announce that Bill Bowers, founder of The One Another Foundation, as a Keynote Speaker. One Another Foundation, a nonprofit organization led by Bill Bowers, helps foster volunteerism in Puyallup. Bowers stressed the tireless efforts from about 20 local churches that spearheaded the event. Please check out this video of Bill speaking. Learn more about the One Another Foundation here.
This conference will:Educate people of faith about the issue of family homelessnessIncrease the number of voices demanding fair and equitable public policy at local, regional, state and national levelsCreate new faith-based and secular partnerships to create systemic political, social and cultural change around the issue of family homelessness.
Be awakened to the hidden story of those who struggle with the issue of family homelessness. Allow your hear to become engaged in making a difference in the lives of real people just like you. Discover how you can unite with Jesus in demonstrating meaningful compassion to families who struggle with homelessness. Join with many others at PNC and in the Puyallup region in becoming the heart, voice hands and feet of Jesus on behalf of the poor.
We pleased that we have been able to collaborate with organizations in the Pierce County Area that are on the frontline of the Family Homelessness crisis. There will be numerous breakout sessions throughout the conference.We will be joined by the following organizations:Associated MinistriesHelping Hand HouseOne Another FoundationUnited WayOpen HearthPuyallup School DistrictRescue Mission - Adams Street Family ShelterRapid-Re-housing
We will be showing the movie "The Line" highlights different pieces of this complex issue to help spark conversation, discussion, and reflection about why and how we should work to end poverty in America.The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me.
About Faith and Family Homelessness Project: PNC has been selected as one of a small group of churches in the three counties to participate in the Faith and Family Homelessness Project. Over a 16 month period, 14 faith communities in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties commit to use their social and political will as a force for changing cultural and societal attitudes, behaviors and policies that surround the crisis of family homelessness. Selected communities will receive financial resources and support designed to increase their response to family homelessness, while learning to effectively advocate for the public policy changes needed to reduce family homelessness in the region.
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