Breakfast Brightness

Friends of the Women's Center breakfast today, May 3, 8:00 a.m., rain or shine!

Despite the rainy, gray, foreboding weather, a dozen or so Friends of the Women’s Center turned out for this year’s Friends of the Women’s Center Breakfast. Umbrellas may have lined our hallway, but the companionship, renewing of old acquaintances and making of new ones, and sharing of stories from seminary days and beyond occupied us all well past time for some of us to be on our ways to other events of these Festival of Theology and Reunion festivities.

It is always a privilege to be able to welcome the dedicated and talented women and men who call themselves Friends of the Women’s Center. This year we were particularly happy to have with us, once again, the Rev. Arch Taylor. Rev. Taylor’s recent generous grant to the Women’s Center in honor of the late Margaret Hopper Taylor made possible the series of seminars “Mending the World: the Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence.” These seminars were a centerpiece of the Women’s Center’s program this spring semester, and we are still celebrating the learning and insights they produced, and considering how to build on those.

We hope to be building on some of this morning’s conversations in the months to come, as well: looking into making further progress on the funding the long-anticipated Jane Krauss Jackson Award for Collaborative Ministry; cultivating connections between the Women’s Center and Presbyterian Women of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery; reflecting on the complexities of the current political situation; and collecting more of the stories of our foremothers who championed the cause of the Women’s Center and brought it into being.

We also look forward to seeing Michael Whitman’s pictures of the breakfast – which he assured us would not feature any actual eating.

All in all, for a gray and rainy Tuesday morning, this year’s Friends of the Women’s Center breakfast was a bright occasion.

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Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence

Click here for more information on this Saturday's Seminar Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence

What can faithful members of congregations do to prevent domestic violence before it starts, respond to it in the congregation when it occurs, and take action to respond to the prevalence of domestic violence in society?

We will work on answering this question this Saturday,
(April 2, 9 – 12)
,
in the Women’s Center,
as Rev. Nancy Troy leads an interactive seminar on “Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence.”

A light lunch in the Women’s Center follows the seminar;
CE credit may be available (contact the Women’s Center);
$12 covers materials and lunch;
a limited number of student scholarships are available that cover the $12 fee (contact the Women’s Center)

Please PRE-REGISTER ONLINE for this seminar, or contact the Women’s Center to reserve a spot. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning.

The seminar is the second in the series “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence”.

On Preventing Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Who might enjoy and benefit from the first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence being offered in the Women’s Center on Saturday?

Perhaps, anyone who wants to be part of ending and preventing domestic violence. In this interactive seminar, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk will address some of the path-breaking work he and Menswork are doing to build positive self-image and modes of interaction with adolescent males, and make the connection between this work and the prevention of domestic violence explicit. The seminar takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Something for Youth Group

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Who might enjoy and benefit from the first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence being offered in the Women’s Center on Saturday?

Perhaps, anyone who has anything to do with a church youth group, from parents to leaders to pastors. In this interactive seminar, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk will address some of the path-breaking work he and Menswork are doing to build positive self-image and modes of interaction with adolescent males, and make the connection between this work and the prevention of domestic violence explicit. The seminar takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Still Time to Register for “Gender Respect”

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Seminars Challenge Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Gender Respect and Preventing Domestic Violence – Seminar March 12

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The Women’s Center is looking forward to an exciting installment in “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence”

“Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”

Saturday, March 12
9 a.m. – 12
in the Women’s Center at LPTS
lunch follows the seminar
$12 covers registration, materials, and lunch

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SEMINAR

Rus Funk, MSW, founder and director of Menswork, Inc., leads this interactive seminar that will focus on the ways positive models of masculinity can contribute to the prevention of domestic violence, and introduces participants to the concept of gender respect, and examines the challenges and possibilities in cultivating gender respect with young men.

The series of seminars “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence,” honors long-time activist and friend of the Women’s Center Margaret Hopper Taylor. It is made possible by a portion of a generous grant to the Women’s Center in honor of Margaret Hopper Taylor by the Rev. Arch Taylor.

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS