In brief

4th annual luncheon Raising Kids After 60

FLINT — Catholic Charities, Valley Area Agency on Aging and Genesee Health Plan have partnered to present the 4th annual “Raising Kids After 60” luncheon July 26, from 12-3 p.m. at Riverside Tabernacle, 429 NB Chavez Dr., Flint 48503. This event is no cost to Kinship Caregiver adults and their families. Children are welcome!

Featured guest speaker is Dan Dulin, Psy. Dulin is a psychologist for Mott Children’s Health Center; a Genesee Health Plan board member, and a National Alliance On Mental Illness Genesee county Chapter board member. When a situation changes in a child’s home, often the child moves into the grandparent’s home. Kinship caregiver families may need additional support and services to assist them in meeting their obligations and providing a safe, happy home for their grandchild. In addition to the guest speaker, resource information will be available, arts and crafts and a magician for the children, prizes and catered lunch. Details and to register: Call 810-232-9950, ext. 377. — G.G.

GISD program to host Relentless Tour

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District’s 21st Century Bridges to Success Summer Learning Program welcomes the Relentless Tour featuring Anthony Ianni on July 27 at 9 a.m. in the Genesee Career Institute Innovation Zone, G-5081 Torrey Road, Flint. As the first athlete with autism to play Division 1 college basketball, Anthony played on two Big Ten Championship teams and the 2010 Final Four team at Michigan State University under Coach Tom Izzo. Anthony now speaks to youth about eradicating bullying and sharing inspirational messages on “Living your Dreams”.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is sponsoring the Relentless Tour. Details: Visit — G.G.

Church reaching out to the community

FLINT — Located on the south side of Flint, Lincoln Park United Methodist Church has been the host of the South Flint Soup Kitchen since January of 2011. When the soup kitchen opened, they served an average of 20-25 meals per day.

Today that number has risen to nearly 150 meals per day. In addition to the soup kitchen, the church is also a designated water distribution center for victims of the Flint Water Crisis. The church has been undergoing a membership renovation, but due to the economic climate of the area, financial needs have not yet been met fully. That is why they are reaching out to the city, the state, the country, and the world in order to preserve the ministry which has already helped thousands in our community. The church has set up an online fundraiser on aimed at providing for operating costs in order to allow them to continue their ministry while the congregation continues to grow.

Details: Call 810-239-3427. — G.G.

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