Church of the Shepherd will be hosting an Early Response Team training for the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 21, from 9 am – 5 pm. Early Response Teams fill a specific need in the days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. The cost of training is $35 and includes a background check, lunch, and learning materials. Registration closes on September 13th. Contact Missions Director, Denise Spalding, if you have any questions (

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