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Virtual Informational Health Program

On Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 11 AM, the Northeastern Presbyterian Church sponsored a Virtual Informational Health Program.  There was Health Professionals available presenting topics on “Sleep’s Relationship to Memory Loss”, anxiety attacks, and a group participation exercise segment for the elderly! There was also prize give-a-ways! Thanks to All that joined us!

Gun Violence Prevention Virtual Seminar

 
The Social Concerns/Peacemaking Committee hosted a Gun Violence Virtual Seminar, Saturday, May 21. 2022, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

There were presentations on prevention and reduction of gun violence and the causes. The victims view of the gun violence problem and crime in general. 

 

Presenters included:

Allen James | Co Chief of the Violence Reduction Section for the Office of the Attorney General (Washington, D.C.)
Norman Brown | Program Manager of the Credible Messenger & Director of the Department of Youth & Rehabilitation Services (Washington, D.C.)
Keenon James | Gun Violence Survivor -- Senior Director of the Everytown Survivor Network (PG County, MD)
J Wyndal Gordon | Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney (Baltimore, MD)

 

 

 

MISSION

The Social Concerns/Peacemaking Committee is a combined committee that implements the directive of the Social Justice Committee of the Presbytery and points to the reality of God’s peacemaking while focusing on family peacemaking as well. The committee advocates, educates, and creatively enacts methods that compassionately reach out to meet the complex needs of people, both within the church and in the community such as civil rights, human rights and anti-racism issues.

It sponsors the semi-annual health fair that caters to families and individuals. The committee also schedules short seminars on various topics of health. The committee has sponsored seminars on anti-human trafficking and has done toiletry drives. Other activities supporting the community and church members include anti-bullying, anti-gun violence and domestic violence. Anti-racism includes supporting Black Lives Matter issues also. The committee also financially supports areas of natural disasters.

 

Winter Drive for the Homeless

The Social Concerns/Peacemaking Committee held a Winter Drive for the Homeless. The goal was to collect 100 skull caps, 100 pairs of white socks and 100 pairs of gloves. The drive  ended February 21, 2022.