Good News Center in Utica announces upcoming events

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The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Road in Utica, is offering the following summer programs and opportunities.

Theology Uncorked will return to Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 17. The Rev. Christopher R. Seibt, from Divine Mercy Parish and the Mission of Saint Bernadette, Central Square, will lead the conversation, “Understanding Difficult Moral Questions: Directions to Finding the Narrow Road.”

According to COVID-19 guidelines, capacity limit will be 75 and reservations are required.  For everyone’s safety, the center requests that everyone be socially distanced in the ballroom, with masks required. Call The Good News Center at 315-735-6210 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make reservations.

• Caregivers support group

Community members are invited to join the center for this monthly support group Monday, June 21, from 6:30-8 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 enhance coping. We welcome adults, spouses, family members or friends in the caregiver role to attend.” The program is also being offered virtually. Upcoming meetings are July 19 and Aug. 16. Call 315-735-6210 to register for both in-person or virtual meetings. 

• Grant announcements

Due to the generosity of the Scheidelmans and Drozes, The Good News Foundation has been able to award grants not exceeding $5,000 each year to nonprofits. “We strive to award grants that support new ideas and initiatives to organizations that spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, with the hope that the financial aid will get a good idea off the ground and ultimately become self-sustaining,” officials noted.

The grant process begins by sending a letter of intent, which must include: the organization’s 501(c)3 status, the amount desired, the purpose of the grant and how the request meets our mission. If the letter appears to meet the criteria set by the Grant Committee, the organization will be required to complete the grant application in order to be considered, application deadline is Aug. 30. Detailed grant information can be found online at www.thegoodnewscenter.org/grants or by calling 315-735-6210.

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