The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Road in Utica, offers the following summer programs and opportunities.
• Theology Outlet will return to Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. Reverend Christopher R. Seibt, of Divine Mercy Parish and Mission of St. Bernadette, Central Square, will lead the conversation: “Understanding the Difficulties Moral Questions: How to Find the Narrow Road. “
According to COVID-19 guidelines, the capacity limit will be 75 and reservations are required. For everyone’s safety, the center asks that everyone be socially distanced in the ballroom, with mandatory masks. Call The Good News Center at 315-735-6210 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make reservations.
• Caregiver support group
Community members are invited to join the center for this monthly support group on Monday, June 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This group, facilitated by Susan Read, MS, RN, provides a source of emotional and social support, as well as resources for those caring for a loved one.
“Our support group offers self-care strategies and tools to reduce stress and improve coping. We welcome adults, spouses, family members or friends in the role of caregiver to attend. The program is also offered virtually. The next meetings are July 19 and August 16. Call 315-735-6210 to register for in-person or virtual meetings..
• Grant announcements
Thanks to the generosity of the Scheidelmans and the Drozes, the Good News Foundation has been able to award grants of up to $ 5,000 each year to non-profit organizations. “We strive to provide grants that support new ideas and initiatives to organizations that spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, in the hope that financial assistance will make a good idea take off and ultimately become self-sustaining,” said noted the officials.
The grant process begins with sending a Letter of Intent, which should include: the 501 (c) 3 status of the organization, the desired amount, the purpose of the grant and how the application responds to our mission. If the letter appears to meet the criteria set by the Grants Committee, the organization will need to complete the grant application in order to be considered, the application deadline is August 30. Detailed information about the grant can be found online at www.thegoodnewscenter.org/grants or by calling 315-735-6210.