DON'T FORGET TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT OUR 37TH ANNUAL DINNER BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3! SCROLL DOWN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ON LINE NOW!
Reentry Networking Lunches
formerly: Community Reentry Fellowship
weather policy: if grand rapids public schools (GRPS) are cancelled, this event will also be cancelled.
Oakdale Park CRC Ministry Center
Once each month on a Tuesday
from 12:00 - 1:00 pm*
* See schedule for specific dates for 2017
WEATHER POLICY: IF GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (GRPS) ARE CANCELLED, THIS group WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED.
Calvin Christian Reformed Church
9:30 - 11:15 am
Mentor Support Group
-- a light dinner will be served --
First United methodist Church (across street from CJC Offices) - 227 Fulton St East, room tbd.
Parking behind building and next to church / Enter church from north parking lot enterance.
date: Thursday, october 26, 2017 * note date change!
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Enjoy fellowship and a light meal with other mentors!
This is an opportunity to share tips and resources, renew energy to face challenges and focus on building a nurturing relationship with those we serve.
We would like to encourage you to come and be part of a time of sharing and discussion about your mentor/mentee relationships.
Please RSVP and register with Reuben Ndjerareou at 464-4925 x12, email@example.com, or below.
First United Methodist Church - across street from CJC Offices.
combined: Mentor orientation & skills training
date: Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
time: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
call for details or schedule. REGISTER BELOW
Reuben Ndjerareou: 616 454-4925 x12, firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice Chaplaincy invites you to an introduction to mentoring an ex-offender, a "returning citizen." The obstacles faced by ex-offenders returning to our community are so overwhelming that often a productive life without crime seems impossible to achieve on their own. As a mentor, you become part of a team that provides support to help returning citizens deal with and overcome these threatening obstacles, making our community safer and healthier in the process!
A mentor is a concerned, accepting friend who provides encouragement and promotes accountability. At the meeting you will hear from a former inmate about the effects of the prison experience and typical obstacles faced when re-entering society. You will find out what mentoring involves and how to be an effective mentor. At a follow up Skills Training, you will learn about building rapport, listening effectively, problem-solving, and boundary setting. Come explore this opportunity to make a difference!
CJC's 37th Annual Dinner
River City Improv
Thursday -- November 9, 2017. RSVP required by Nov 3.
Reception begins at 6:00 pm.
Dinner & Program are from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids 5700 28th St SE - Grand Rapids, MI
Founded in 1993 by a couple of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) grads who desired some more danger and adventure in their lives, River City Improv performs short-form Improvisational comedy based on audience suggestions. Their style of clean, clever comedy is similar to that seen on ABC’s Whose Line is it Anyway? They have also studied long-form improv with Improv Olympic in Chicago. They create shows that meld together different styles of Improv to provide an evening of gut-wrenching, roll-on-the-floor, rip-roaring fun!
Contact CJC for more information. Reservations required for this dinner event. Please reserve by Friday, November 3 by clicking RSVP box below, mailing in an RSVP (available by printing from below link) or contacting Cheryl Wyma at 616 454-4925 or email@example.com.