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      Together Baton Rouge has one of its most important gatherings of the year -- our 2016 Delegates Assembly -- coming up on Thursday, October 6, 6pm at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. We will ratify TBR's agenda of issues for EBR Mayor-president and Metro Council Register to attend at There will be Assemblies with candidates for Metro Council Districts: Districts 1&2 meets Tuesday, October 11, 6:30pm. At the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1565 Curtis St. 70807.                     Districts 7 & 11, Thursday, October 13, 6:30Pm Location to be announced. Districts 3 & 9, Tuesday, October 25, 6:30, St. George Catholic Church (Kleinpeter Hall) 7808 St George Drive. 70809. Districts 4 &5 Thursday, October 27, 6:30pm (tentative) Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church 5247 Ford St. 70809. Districts 6,8,10, & 12 TBA

       Our Shared offering for October is STAR – Sexual Trauma & Response - To provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and mobilize the community to prevent sexual trauma. 8281 Goodwood Blvd Suite I-2 Baton Rouge, LA 70806                       Bobby Thompson, Director of Social Justice, October 1, 2016 


    As partners and supporters of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and its mission to help feed the needy in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, we welcome the news that the Food Bank's warehouse is now fully operational following repairs to the facility from the August flooding, when a large quantity of food was lost. Our re-scheduled date to work in the warehouse  sorting and packing donations is Saturday, November 12 from 8am – 12pm.  Signup for our committed team of 20 volunteers will begin on Sunday, October 8.  Look for reminders in weekly announcements. 

    In addition to our scheduled services at the Holy Grill, the Baton Rouge Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul's dining room or Women's Shelter, or in other venues, individuals from our church often respond to requests for volunteers to help in various capacities at agencies in the community.  This was demonstrably true following the August floods.   Members of our church volunteer throughout the year at hospitals, in nursing homes, schools, and in places and for innumerable causes.  The spirit of volunteerism and service to the community is alive and well at UCBR because we are "The Church That Shows Up."         Becky Cureau, Director of Outreach, October 1, 2016