The Hope Center takes training courses at the National Shrine of the Lady Snows Training Center.
Thursday September 25, 2014 the Hope Center personal attended training classes at the National Shrine of the Lady Snows Training Center in Belleville, Illinois. Steve Smith, Tonya Moore and Bucky Conner took a course to learn/brush up on their skills of serving the community through the Hope Center, plus, share and learn with other volunteer organizations throughout Southern Illinois.
The four courses provided were Social Media, Volunteer Age Matters, Your Attitude Is Showing, and Colors. Before the courses there was an opening program to welcome all who attended and a guest speaker, Rob Dyer, Senior Pastor, First United Presbyterian Church pumped up the crowd and got us ready for the upcoming courses. After the first guest speaker the attendees separated into groups by the courses they chose before attending.
After the courses were over the attendees were served lunch and desert followed. After lunch we all gather into one large conference room for the finial guest speaker led by Rick Skinner, Vice President, Volunteer Center, and United Way of Greater St. Louis United Way, for the closing. All the volunteer organizations shared with each other their views, accomplishments and future goals. The Hope Center shared about great things that are happening in Southeast Illinois and passed out brochures on Illinois newest Christian College, Morthland College. A great time was had by all who attended and a lot of information was shared between the businesses.
Anyone interested in volunteering locally can contact me or come see me any Wednesday at the Hope Center.
Lloyd "Bucky" Conner
The Hope Center
23 West Cherry
Albion, Illinois 6806
West Salem Christian church and the Parkersburg Christian church will be assisting the Hope Center with the October 18, 2014 "Feed the Family".
First Baptist of Albion will be assisting the Hope Center with the November 15, 2014 “Feed the Family".
The Little Prairie Christian Church will be assisting the Hope Center at the December 20, 2014 “Feed the Family”.
We only have four (3) more months left in 2014 and we are looking for churches, youth groups, groups, or organizations to volunteer and help the Hope Center with our upcoming “Feed the Family” events for 2015. If your church, youth group, group or organization would be willing to help please call Kim Lingafelter @ 618-445-7923, Bucky Conner @ 618-516-3859 or Steve Smith @ 618-445-2065 to confirm the month you would like to assist.
Thank you to all who have helped the Hope Center at our “Feed the Family” events throughout the year/years. We look forward to working with you all again in the future; we also hope to get the opportunity of working with new churches, organizations, youth groups, and individuals in the days to come.
Lloyd "Bucky" Conner
Hope Center Outreach Coordinator
23 West Cherry
Albion, Illinois 62806
The Hope Center and the community come together for a huge win.
The Hope Center recently asked the community to come together to raise money to buy a scooter for Bill Ritcheson. Bill is a local Vietnam War Veteran who can no longer drive due to medical issues. Bill would like to thank those in the community who donated to help him regain his mobility and independence with the gift of a new scooter. Bill was able to get a new scooter with accessories with the generous help of the community.
With many thanks to everyone involved!!!!!
Hope Center Assistant Director
23 West Cherry Albion Illinois 62806
The Hope Center is a non-profit, Christian based organization. All donations are appreciated. Our focus is on the ever-changing needs of Edwards and surrounding counties. Our motto is: "We desire to be a helping hand, not a handout.Sharing in Caring “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9
Our motto is: "We desire to be a helping hand, not a handout.Sharing in Caring “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9
“Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9