Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LSA's MaryAnnJohnson led statewide grantwriting training. Evaluations: 17-5s (top),3-4s, nothing less.Comments very complimentary! Superior!
More honors for Will Johnson, son of Bill at LutheranHomeTrinity&Lydia at AbundantLiving: 1st Team AllState in baseball! Go Will & Johnsons!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

NC Lutherans Work for Diversity

The St. John’s (Salisbury)Lutheran Church African Descent Strategy Team is studying strategies to become more open and welcoming of people of different races and cultures. St. John’s is piloting the work of the N.C. Synod’s African Descent Strategy Team at the congregational level. Synod Vice President Diana Haywood and Synod team member and LTSS professor Dr. Julius Carroll are working with a task force of St. John’s members on strategies, diversity training, and developing diversity resources.
I've been a member of the Synod team since its inception and am a member at St. John's. It's a great opportunity to influence diversity on a larger scale. LSA has been very involved in diversity efforts for many years through staff training programs, priority of recruiting a diverse Board of Trustees, and the purchase of of a large nursing home in Winston-Salem whose residents are predominantly African American and overwhelmingly indigent.

At its third task force meeting, Dr. Carroll shared a story by Saunders Redding about a young boy named Conway who learns about racism from a white friend and his bigoted father. Every person of African Descent has a Conway story. The task force viewed a video entitled, “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible.” The powerful video focuses on white people coming to terms with racism and white privilege, and demonstrates that there are many people who have come to understand the issues and are working for healing and growth.

(the accompanying photo shows Dr. Julius Carroll, St. John’s member Karen Puckett, and Synod Vice President Diana Haywood at the June 19, 2010 St. John’s (Salisbury) African Descent Strategy Team meeting)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

AbundantLiving ED Barbara Garwood quoted on Salisbury Post page 1 asking US Senator Kay Hagan good question about future!

Monday, June 14, 2010

AbundantLivingAdultDayServices Exec.Dir. Barbara Garwood with U.S. Senator Kay Hagan at meeting this AM. Way to represent LSA, Barbara!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wilmington Raising

They're raising the roof in Wilmington. Construction on the newest Lutheran Home is moving fast. Almost all the pad is poured. The metal studs are being set. Now the roof trusses are being lowered in place with a crane! Amazing progress!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Candyy Beach rec'd her RN yesterday! Longtime CNA/CNAII @ LutheranHomeHickoryWest, and winner of LSA scholarship! Congrats, Candyy!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

LSA Office on half day retreat: team building, fellowship, fun. Important for today and future.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

just as important, Will's mom Lydia works at LSAs AbundantLivingAdultDayServices. Lydia is just a little proud!
LutheranHomeTrinityOaks administrator Bill Johnson's son Will helped lead East Rowan to state title! Congrats Will and Johnsons!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Home from state Lutheran mtg.Kicked off LSA capital campaign.Fellowship.Fun.Great support for LSA across state.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Kick off at state Lutheran mtg 4 LSA 3-yr capital campaign. 40 residents,Board,staff, friends participated. Went great! Thanks to all!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

At BB&T luncheon in Charlotte. Listening to CEO Kelly King on bank, economy, future. Fascinating.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LutheranHomeHickoryWest held event where teens and elders discussed future of aging services. Great idea!!!