For the past two Monday evenings, CUMC has hosted a series relating to Community United Methodist Church and it’s participation in the community.
Two weeks ago, a panel discussion was held centering around affordable and subsidized housing. Those who attended learned of housing opportunities in the community and CUMC’s effort to help people find and afford housing for themselves and their families.
Last Monday, those gathered heard of CUMC involvement in the community connected with it’s Community Assistance Program, CUMC’s participation in Pagosa Outreach Connection and CUMC’s administration of a statewide program in helping to pay heating and energy bills: Energy Outreach Colorado.
This Monday, July 18, at 5:30 pm, the third week in the series will feature a discussion of the Accountability Court.
Panelist will be Archuletqa County Judge James Denvir, who instituted this unique and effective court system; Paul Ratliff from the Pagosa Recovery Center; and Karen Davison, a member of the staffing group for the court and also a member of the Community for Recovery Board, a non-profit corporation formed to help facilitate and implement the sanction/reward system of the Accountabililty Court.
The Accountability Court, formerly known as the DUI Court and the Drug Court, was a unique system of the judicial system that began in the national arena and was first implemented in Archuleta County. Since then, this unique court system has been implemented throughout Colorado.
Next week, a panel will discuss food in the community and how a number of churches help those who are hungry.