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Clergy luncheon Feb. 26

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 20, 2009 1:46 PM

The STOP The Funeral Initiative will hold a clergy luncheon on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Rebuilding Broken Places CDC at 2105 N. William Street. The event will feature the Rev. Dr. Madeline McClenny-Sadler, founder of the Exodus Foundation.org.

Dr. Sadler will be unveiling the "Freedom Kit," a program design to assist clergy minister effectively to with the growing population of incarcerated African-Americans that are entering churches.

The event will provide a brief introduction to the Freedom Kit that is being rolled out nationally as a resource to congregations by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It can be used to develop or improve after-prison care ministries in churches.

To register, e-mail to program manager Francine Smith at theunityrevival@gmail.com. Write "Clergy Luncheon" in the subject line, and provide your name, church and contact number, and the number of peple attending. Pastors are asked to bring a ministry leader or the equivalent.

The luncheon is free.

For more information, contact: the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II at (919) 394-8137; the Rev. Timothy Dortch at (919) 736-7177; the Rev. Valerie J. Melvin (252) 291-4047; or Francine Smith (919) 581-9178.