Interfaith Mission Service Newsletter

April 29, 2016

In This Issue
Friday  Apr 29
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Saturday Apr 30
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Sunday May 1
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Monday May 2
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Tuesday May 3
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Wednesday May 4
A Course in Miracles Class
6:00-7:30 p.m
Each Wednesday
La Tanya Hayward
latanyahayward@gmail.com

Thursday May 5
Abrahamic Prayers
7 to 9 p.m. 
First Thursday each month
Jerry Mebane

Life after Loss
3-4 pm
Brookplace Jones Farm
Bamboo Room
2815 Carl T. Jones Dr. SE.

Friday May 6
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IMS Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner
The Interfaith Mission Service, an interfaith cooperative,
invites you to our

Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

University of Alabama in Huntsville Exhibit Hall
Doors open at 5:30
Dinner begins at 6:00
 
Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Joe Newberry, CEO of Redstone Federal Credit Union

The 2016 Award Winners
As we have for 46 years, we will recognize organizations and individuals who reflect the ideals of our cooperative:

Promote interfaith cooperation
Work toward racial harmony
Campaign for social justice 
Provide direct help to the most vulnerable in our shared community

  • Marilyn Mabry Memorial Racial Harmony Award - Dr. Harry Hobbs, Huntsville Utilities 
  • Rabbi Jeffrey L. Ballon Memorial Interfaith Cooperation Award - Kay Campbell, former Faith & Values editor for The Huntsville Times. 
  • Charles L. Ray, Jr., Memorial Social Justice Award - Redstone Federal Credit Union and the Society of St. Vincent De Paul for their work combating predatory lending in Alabama. 
  • IMS Direct Service Award - Fran Fluhler,  Manna House
As our cooperative's annual fundraiser, the Annual Awards Dinner provides funding for programs that meet ongoing and future needs in the community.  We want to fill each of the 256 seats at all 32 tables in the UAH Exhibit Hall, and we need your help to do that.
Please join us for dinner!  Individual seats are $100 each. You can reserve your seat several ways:
  1. Email us at ims@knology.net.
  2. Call us at 256-536-2401.
  3. Visit our website: www.interfaithmissionservice.org. Follow the link to the Annual Dinner page, where you will find a form for paying via PayPal.
 
Dear Supporter of IMS,
 
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The Spiritual Care of the Disconnected
"The Spiritual Care of the Disconnected" will be offered by the HAPC School of Applied Ministry on  Tuesday, May 3, 6:00-8:30 (supper and registration at 5:30) in the 

Community Room of 
First Baptist Church, 
600 Governor's Dr. 
(Entrance 7 on St. Clair). 

Presenters: The Rev. Sherry Birney, Pastor, Grateful Life Church; The Rev. Keith Cook, Pastor, All Saints Lutheran Church and Chaplain, Council for Faith and Mental Illness; and The Rev. Carl Malm, Center for Loss, Grief and Change.  

Cost: $35 except for those from sponsoring churches. 

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CEU's (2.5 contact hours) will be available for nurses and social workers through HAPC (ABN1490, Eugenia Graves, RN, BS, FCN, HAPC Education Director). Participants will be able to identify some causes of being disconnected, the spiritual needs of the disconnected and some ways to meet those needs.
 

For more information or to reserve a place: malmcarl@hotmail.com or 256 883-6539.

Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders
Good Samaritan Ministries, the Council for Faith and Mental Illness, the Huntsville Assoc. for Pastoral Care and Wellstone Behavioral Health Invite You to:

Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders
 
Saturday, May 21
7:45 am - 3:30 pm
Wellstone Behavioral Health
4040 Memorial Pkwy SW
(Corner of Golf Rd. and the Pkwy)

Program
 
Part I: A Mental Health Overview
  • What is mental illness?
  • Common mental illnesses
  • Suicide
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Connections between mental health and physical conditions
  • Recovery, wellness and building resilience
Part II: How Faith Leaders Can Support People with Mental Illness
  • How congregations can be more inclusive and welcoming
  • When to make a referral to a mental health professional
  • How to distinguish religious or spiritual problems from mental illness
  • How to make a referral for mental health treatment
  • How to approach a person with an urgent mental health concern
  • How to deal with resistance to accepting mental health treatment
  • Resources
CEU's available for licensed professional counselors, nurses and social workers.

(Objectives for CEU's: Participants will be able to define intensive outpatient care, identify principles of care, identify the advantages of intensive outpatient treatment, identify local resources, explain how mental illness is like other medical conditions, define the role of the faith community in mental health care.)

Cost: $45 ($65 for CEU's) (includes continental breakfast and lunch!).
(Checks should be made out to HAPC and designated GSM)

To reserve your spot, email Frederick Woods at frederickdwoods@gmail.com

The Spiritual Care of the Disconnected
"The Spiritual Care of the Disconnected" will be offered by the HAPC School of Applied Ministry on  Tuesday, May 3, 6:00-8:30 (supper and registration at 5:30) in the Community Room of First Baptist Church, 600 Governor's Dr. (Entrance 7 on St. Clair). Presenters: The Rev. Sherry Birney, Pastor, Grateful Life Community Church (Disciples of Christ); The Rev. Keith Cook, Pastor, All Saints Lutheran Church and Chaplain, Council for Faith and Mental Illness; and The Rev. Carl Malm, Center for Loss, Grief and Change.  Cost: $35 except for those from sponsoring churches. For more information or to register: malmcarl@hotmail.com or 256 883-6539.

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CEU's (2.5 contact hours) will be available for nurses and social workers through HAPC (ABN1490, Eugenia Graves, RN, BS, FCN, HAPC Education Director). Participants will be able to identify some causes of being disconnected, the spiritual needs of the disconnected and some ways to meet those needs.

Abrahamic Prayers
On Thursday May 5 Rhonda Salib will speak on "Christian Zionism" at Abrahamic Prayers. Rhonda will describe the pain she felt at falling in love with Christianity, and with a Palestinian, in quick succession -- specifically, "learning more about the Palestinians and their struggle" while finding her new concerns opposed passionately by members of her new faith.  

Abrahamic Prayers invited six speakers to present a more Netanyahu oriented perspective in our series on the Near East. All needed to decline, three for logistical reasons.

Abrahamic Prayers meets from 7 to 9 pm in the parlor of Saint Thomas Episcopal.  For details, and/or to register (no cost, just a courtesy), contact meisterp@uah.edu.  After this session, we will break for the summer.   

Interfaith News
The Second Cooler DVD Release

Ellin Jimmerson's award-winning documentary about illegal migration from Mexico, The Second Cooler, is now available for purchase. With immigration at the top of the presidential debates, you'll want to see this moving film.

Narrated by Martin Sheen, this film will deepen your understanding of issues like the impact of free trade agreements on migration, the lack of a legal way for poor Latin Americans to come to the United States, the inherent abuses of the guest worker program, the fact that many migrants are indigenous people, anti-immigrant politics in Alabama, and the thousands of migrant deaths at the border.

Contribute to a greater awareness of immigration issues. And, if you buy The Second Cooler through IMS, 10% of the price will come to IMS.

How to purchase digital copies:
1. Click on this link: http://thesecondcooler.vhx.tv/?affiliate=interfaithmissionservice
(Copy this code to paste later in the purchasing process.)

2. On the purchase website, you will have a chance to view the Trailer before you purchase.

3. Make your selection and click "Buy"

4. Fill in the order form. Under "Use Code," paste in the code from above.

5. You should be able to download your package shortly. If you have any trouble, there is a "Need Help?" button at the bottom of the form.

Enjoy your download!
Thank you for supporting The Second Cooler and the Interfaith Mission Service!
Thank you!
Thank you for continually supporting IMS. We look forward to growing in partnership, ministry, and service. 

Sincerely,

Chuck Vedane
Interfaith Mission Service