Building Strong Families to host virtual webinar; City of Plant City C.A.R.E.S. Team to hold Helping Hands Outreach Event; Hope Lutheran Church to dedicate new sanctuary
Building Strong Families to host virtual webinar
Building Strong Families, Inc. will host the “More than a Conqueror: Triumphing Over Trauma” virtual webinar later in the month, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The session — taking place on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. — will focus on healing from the memories of traumatic experiences, triumphing over abusive relationships and resources for getting the help that is needed. For family and friends, the seminar will also address how those individuals can effectively provide support in the right way.
The seminar will feature speakers including Jen Shtab, a Coordinated Community Response Trainer from the Spring of Tampa Bay, Sarah Smith, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor from At One Counseling Services, and Dr. Benetta Wholuba, a licensed clinical psychologist and trauma supervisor with Orange Park Medical Center.
The webinar is free of cost and open to any individual who wishes to participate, any age and any gender. While participation is free, you must pre-register by Oct. 18, 2021 and the ZOOM meeting ID, passcode and seminar materials will be emailed to those who pre-register.
For registration information, contact Pauline Rivers, Founder and President of Building Strong Families, Inc., at 813-759-0260 or visit www.buildingstrongfamiliesofflorida.com.
City of Plant City C.A.R.E.S. Team to hold Helping Hands Outreach Event
Hosted by their C.A.R.E.S. Team (Creativity – Action – Research – Expertise – Solutions), Plant City will host their Helping Hands Outreach Event on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. at 403 N. Dort St.
In addition to the C.A.R.E.S. Team, the event is held in partnership with several local law enforcement agencies including the Plant City Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa International Airport Police and Tampa Police Department. The outreach event is aimed at assisting the homeless community in need.
Community Pet Project will also be in attendance to assist those that have pets and are in need of basic services.
CPP is a non-profit organization created to assist the homeless and at-risk families in Hillsborough County that struggle to keep their pets fed and healthy.
Plant City is welcoming all those who currently serve the community and would like to be a part of supporting the homeless community by offering their time/resources to participate.
To register or for more information, contact PCPD Lieutenant Mike Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or Master Deputy Stephanie Krager at email@example.com.
Hope Lutheran Church to dedicate new sanctuary
After holding the final service in their previous sanctuary on July 18 and subsequently beginning the transition to a new sanctuary which broke ground last May, the members and staff of Hope Lutheran Church are excited to invite the Plant City community to join them for the dedication of their new sanctuary on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m.
Presiding will be Hope’s Senior Pastor, Rev. Dean Pfeffer, assisted by Rev. Dr. Greg Walton, District President of the Florida Georgia District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Rev. Ron Pennekamp and Rev. Miguel Sanabia of Hope. Preaching will be Rev. Dr. John Nunes, President of Concordia University, Bronxville, New York.
The new sanctuary will seat 300 people and was erected to serve the growing population in Plant City.
“Hope Lutheran has proudly been a part of this community since it began its ministry in 1957 and continues today with numerous opportunities for members and our community to engage in worship, spiritual growth and service to others,” Pfeffer said. “Hope proudly partners with the United Food Bank and the Plant City YMCA in serving our community and joyfully serves in many other areas as needs arise for Christian love and service. This service of Dedication will be a day to remember for the members of Hope as we continue to see how God has given us both a hope and a future, immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine.”