Sunday, July 11, 2010

Guest Speaker on Human Trafficking - Sunday Morning, July 18th - 10:45 am

Sandie Morgan will be our guest speaker Sunday morning, July 18th, at 10:45 at Anoka Wesleyan. Her topic will be the local church's response to Human Trafficking. We invite to you attend.

Sandie is a Registered Nurse and has served on the board of the International Nurses Association in Athens, Greece where she lived for ten years. It was there that she discovered human trafficking while doing a story for Lydia Living magazine. She also serves as Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice and is adjunct professor of Family Violence and Human Trafficking. Sandie served as a Human Trafficking Dialogue Facilitator at the National Association of Evangelicals Global Leaders Forum in Washington D.C. and was invited to the first Whitehouse Roundtable on Human Trafficking. She has hosted the Senior Director for Global Projects from the US State Department for the first Economic Roundtable on Human Trafficking in Southern California as well as in Athens, Greece at the Athens Bar Association, as well as current Human Trafficking Ambassador Luis CdeBaca. Sandie Morgan is Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force enlisting the local community in partnership with law enforcement against the modern slave trade. As an advocate for victims of human trafficking, Sandie guest lectures in universities, community groups, and churches. Sandie has been interviewed by the LA Times, the OC METRO Business Magazine the OC Register, KOCE – Real Orange, and other media. Developing community grassroots awareness is critical to ending slavery. She partnered with other members of the OC Community on an awareness video, The Cost of Demand which can be viewed at Changing the way we think about the forces that drive demand for human trafficking is her goal. She says, “The modern salve trade is a business fueled by demand. Consequently, to some degree we are all part of the problem or part of the solution. We contribute to demand by turning a blind eye to pornography and sex tourism or by making choices that reward companies that keep their bottom line under the rest of the market by the use of slave labor.”

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Block Party and VBS in August

Mark your calendars now to attend two special events in August! We will be having a neighborhood Block Party as part of National Night Out on August 3rd from 6-8 pm! There will be food, games, music and fun! Come join us at 1930 Branch Avenue in Anoka!!

Vacation Bible School will be August 8-12th at Anoka Wesleyan from 6-8:30 pm for ages 3-99! VBS is always such an awesome time...plan on coming and inviting a friend! Cost is $3.00 for five days of a great time at "Crocodile Dock"!!!!

Remodeling Updates

The elevator lift is now complete and will take individuals to the sanctuary, the entryway, and the fellowship hall! It is regularly used each week! Ken has also completed the ramp for the front entrance, so no more step! The church is now handicap accessible! The next projects will be to replace the front entry doors, create a handicap restroom, put stairtreads on the concrete stairs, and replace the sound system! It's exciting, isn't it! Thank you for your faithful support in these projects! May the Lord receive all the honor and glory! I'll post some pictures soon!