Emmanuel brings timely topics to our attention at our First Sunday Live speaker series. Bringing a wide variety of issues that face us today, these events will expand our thought, and help us learn to open our hearts, minds and doors to the things that matter to God most. Special programs for children and childcare so you can enjoy the series.

We’re still having our regular Sunday services in the sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 AM. If you want to worship and attend the First Sunday Live program, come to the 10:45 service.

Childcare is Available – Children younger than 3, can go to our childcare room, room 6, where they will be supervised by trained staff.

 

February 4, 2018 9:00-10:15 AM

CATHERINE HYDE

“Parenting: A Journey Through Gender”

Catherine Hyde has worked in social justice for 20 years. She is senior director of Online Services for the national nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners, which works to end housing insecurity. She is also parent to a 20-year-old child, whom she did not believe when he told her (at the age of 4) that something had gone wrong in her belly and he was supposed to be a she. She did not understand “trans” until 10 years later when NPR educated her. Since becoming educated, Catherine has volunteered as Transgender Coordinator for the Howard County chapter of PFLAG (the extended family of the lesbian and gay, bisexual and transgender community) and today, she provides training and support to educators, businesses and families in Maryland, at conferences across the nation and internationally. Her engaging style and humorous insights from raising a gender nonconforming child help illuminate concepts of gender across the spectrum.
In 2012, Catherine was named a Hometown Hero by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore for her work on behalf of the transgender community. She was honored to share that inaugural award with House Leader Nancy Pelosi and Carlton R. Smith, founder of Baltimore Black Pride. Catherine also serves on PFLAG’s National Board of Directors and in that role has testified before the Transgender Task Force of the U.S. Senate’s LGBT Caucus on safety issues facing our trans youth.e was named a Hometown Hero by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore for her work on behalf of the transgender community. She was honored to share that inaugural award with House Leader Nancy Pelosi and Carlton R. Smith, founder of Baltimore Black Pride. Catherine also serves on PFLAG’s National Board of Directors and in that role has testified before the Transgender Task Force of the U.S. Senate’s LGBT Caucus on safety issues facing our trans youth.

 

March 4, 2018 – 9:00-10:15 AM
ANDREA NELSON, RN, BSN

The Dementia Care Puzzle: Connecting Care, Research, and Future Directions”

Andrea Nelson is the Director of Memory Care Programs at the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center (MATC) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  She has extensive background in both geriatric and psychiatric nursing, worked in acute inpatient psychiatry, and in numerous long-term care settings including assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and adult day centers. She has worked for and consulted with several chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association and has designed dementia training programs for the state of Virginia’s assisted living coalition, and numerous assisted living communities in MD, FL and D.C. She has been an active member of several research teams including the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s longitudinal study of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairing disorders, as well as the MIND (Maximizing Independence at Home) research study, both at JHU.  In addition to her work in clinical, training, and research settings, she has designed and oversees numerous programs including: Club Memory, a stigma-free social engagement group for patients and caregivers; the MATC Family Resource Center; is director of the annual Journey To Hope conference for caregivers; is a founding member of Baltimore City’s Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board; and is the faculty/staff director for the Patient Family Advisory Council for MATC families.

Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the JHU School of Nursing, and is currently a candidate in the Health Systems Management graduate program, also from the JHU School of Nursing, graduating in December 2017.