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FMUMC Church & Society Committee Presents Guest Speaker Britton Banowsky

Flower Mound, Texas – Oct. 4, 2016Flower Mound United Methodist Church invites the community to an educational program to raise awareness for homelessness and poverty in America and North Texas, and the ways in which we can help intervene. 

The second in a series of invited speakers in 2016-17, the event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in the FMUMC education wing, rooms C10-12. Enter through the doors that face Bruton Orand, closest to the Flower Mound water tower.

Guest speaker Britton Banowsky, Dallas Commission on Homelessness Chair for Mayor Rawlings, will address homelessness as an extreme form of poverty, and offer insights into homelessness prevention and discharge planning; street outreach; health and supportive services; shelters, housing, and financing of supportive housing; and technology. 

In addition to his commitment a non-profit leader, Mr. Banowsky currently serves as executive director of the College Football Playoff Foundation and was a longtime Commissioner of Conference USA. He resides in D/FW.

To learn more and to offer input on the solutions that the commission proposes, please visit: http://dallascommissiononhomelessness.org

Co-chair of the FMUMC Church & Society committee, Ericka Tapper, says that the goal of this speaker series is to dig deeper into local and global issues, and to offer practical ways to enact positive change. 

After last month’s program from Traffick911, attendees took action by joining the organization’s volunteer team and helping to make over 150 craft kits for at-risk girls in Denton County juvenile detention. The next Church & Society program is set for Jan. 22, 2017 as it welcomes Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Dallas. 

Flower Mound United Methodist Church, at 3950 Bruton Orand Blvd., welcomes visitors to its Sunday morning services at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. and to participate in its fellowship and youth ministry activities, music programs, long- and short-term Bible studies and mission outreach projects. Call 972-355-2711 or visit www.fmumc.org.

 

 

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