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. We offer 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 9:00 service.

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

There will be no First Sunday Live in April due to our special worship service:  Remembering Holy Week

Sunday, May 5th
9:00am – 10:15am
Youth Room

Human Trafficking 101: Myth vs. Reality

This presentation will bring to light the reality of human trafficking in the D.M.V. area. It will include recognizing the signs of human trafficking, discuss vulnerabilities, risk factors, warning signs, key definitions and terms, and key statistics. We will also discuss how the church can help survivors in our community in a trauma informed way and how FAIR Girls has been helping survivors for 15 years. 

Presented by Shannon Sigamoni

Shannon is currently the Director of Programs at FAIR Girls, an anti-human trafficking nonprofit in Washington, D.C. In her role, Shannon ensures seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. She also supervises both the Housing Manager and Direct Services Manager, and provides oversight for both teams and staff. Before joining FAIR Girls in June 2018, Shannon worked in the Trauma Department at Howard University Hospital where she helped implement a hospital-based violence intervention program. The intervention program had a special focus on young men of color and trauma. Prior to that, she worked at Child and Family Services Agency where she provided direct services and case management to youth in foster care. Shannon has previously worked at a homeless shelter and ran wellness groups for women, and has interned with Maryland’s Department of Health and Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services. She is also currently a board member for a nonprofit organization, Young Ladies of Tomorrow. Shannon received her Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Salisbury University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in D.C. She is also a certified violence prevention professional, has been trained in motivational interviewing, mass disaster assistance, trauma, the domestic violence safe and together model, among other modalities.