Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Downtown of Kansas City, Missouri, United States with Campus Pastor Scott Chrostek for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Historic Event at RezDT Construction Site!"

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Downtown of Kansas City, Missouri, United States with Campus Pastor Scott Chrostek for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Historic Event at RezDT Construction Site!"

Greetings RezDowntowners,
I hope this message finds you doing well. I wanted to email you, though it's short notice, about a historic event as it pertains to our future sanctuary. With the pace of our construction schedule and the favorable weather, things are progressing quickly! It is exciting and challenging to try to stay ahead of things on the construction front. This weekend, we will share with you an opportunity to sign structural beams that will be used and visible in our future sanctuary.
Invite your family and friends, and join me for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put your name in the first new sanctuary in downtown Kansas City in 80 years.
Hope you are having a great week! I look forward to seeing you this weekend.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Scott
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Downtown
1522 McGee
Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States
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Rabbi Evan Moffic from Congregation Solel of Highland Park, Illinois, United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Happy Jewish New Year"

Rabbi Evan Moffic from Congregation Solel of Highland Park, Illinois, United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Happy Jewish New Year"
Dear Friends,
I'm excited because the Jewish New Year begins tonight.
It is the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, a Hebrew phrase meaning, "Head of the Year." We will hear the sound of the shofar, the ram's horn, awakening us to the beauty and wonder and truth of God's creation.
I did a live video yesterday about the upcoming Jewish holidays. If you'd like to be notified when I go live for a video teaching, click here and you'll be the first to know!
Here's a little story to help us appreciate the lesson of this Jewish New Year.
"Once upon a time, a rabbi was walking with a soap maker. The soap maker asked him: "Why is that we pray and study the Bible, as people have done for thousands of years, and still the world is filled with violence and lies? Does faith really work?"
The rabbi replied, "Well, let me ask you a question. Soap has been around for thousands of years, and yet, we still see people who are unwashed and unclean. Why hasn't soap made the world perfectly clean?"
The soapmaker replied, "Well, of course, soap is no good unless you use it!"
"Aha," replied the Rabbi. "So it is with God's word. Unless we use it in our daily lives—unless we believe and cherish it—it does not work."
How true! May this year be one where all of us treasure God's word and bring it into our lives. Shalom, Rabbi Evan
Rabbi Evan Moffic
Rabbi 
Evan Moffic
Congregation Solel
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Mission Valley Church of the Nazarene of San Diego, California, United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "New Wednesday Night Bible Study"

Mission Valley Church of the Nazarene of San Diego, California, United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "New Wednesday Night Bible Study"

Mission Valley Church of the Nazarene strives to develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ through intimacy, community, and multiplication joining with Jesus as His Mission into all the Global and Local Neighborhoods.
New Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room
SHIFT-
a change in position or tendency in order to move forward. Our focus, no matter what curriculum or book of the Bible, is to look at what shifts God might be calling us to in our lives personally, and in the life of our church. How does the gospel of Jesus Christ affect our choices and our behaviors? If God is calling us to make SHIFTs in our lives, we do not want to miss out on the blessings that come with obedience to Him. Join us on Wednesdays as we dive into the book of Romans!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Stay connected with Mission Church:
Check out what's happening in the life of our Church
Thursday, September 21
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible StudyBegins this week at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. We’ll be studying The Patriarchs by Beth Moore. Contact Colleen Hartman,hart4tennis@gmail.com.
Saturday, September 23
Men’s Breakfast
This Saturday at 8am, join us in the Fellowship Hall. Our speaker will be Chuck Downing, looking at “Does Your Cover Match Your Content?” Contact Vic Enchelmayer at meninc@missionnaz.org.
Monday, September 25
Celebrate Recovery
Mission Church will be sponsoring support recovery groups throug this next year. Celebrate Recovery begins Monday, September 25from 7:30-9pm (runs 26 weeks, except holidays). Registration info coming soon. Contact Pastor Robert (rchurchman@missionnaz.orgor 619-665-6882); or Holly Irwin at (irwinholly14@gmail.com or619-248-2734).
Thursday, September 28
Women’s Prayer Live Streaming Event
Join us as we gather with other women from around the world to pray. Meeting at Sheri Langstraat’s house: 6056 Ponca Ct, San Diego, 92120. We will be live streaming from the IF leadership team in Dallas, open to women across denominations, generations, and cultures, so bring a friend! RSVP if you can (call Sheri at 619-818-9615), but feel free to come even if you didn’t RSVP. Let’s pray together to our God who moves mountains.
Sign up now for Women’s Retreat
October 13-15 at Pine Valley Bible Conference Center. Sign up now to get an early-bird discount! This year’s theme: “Immeasurably More” with speaker Dr. Carolyn Johnson. Early-bird prices (before July 30): Dorm $155, Lodge $185. Sign up in the Women’s Ministry table in the courtyard.
Wednesday Night Dinner
Roast chicken, green beans, baked beans, kale salad, dessert
Cost: Freewill offering; excess funds will support various ministries of the church.
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service 
Children, Youth, College/Early Career, Adults, Senior Adults, LifeGroups, Music, Military Ministry, Faith in Motion, Global Missions 
Where Mission Church connects in life-changing small groups 
CONNECT 
Mission Valley Church of the Nazarene

Autism Speaks of New York, New York, United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Helping those facing extraordinary loss"

Autism Speaks of New York, New York, United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Helping those facing extraordinary loss"
When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall, tens of millions of people were affected. Thousands of people with autism and their families were among them. Now with Maria bearing down on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands millions more will need whatever assistance they can get.
Our Autism Response Team continues to receive calls from displaced autism families in need of emergency assistance and compassionate support during this difficult time.
Our Autism Speaks Cares emergency grant program has already delivered immediate funds directly into the hands of families in Florida and Texas to help purchase essentials lost in these historic storms.
But the need is growing fast. Your gift today can help us meet that need—no matter how great.
We will continue to be on call and ready to do what it takes to connect affected families to the resources and support they may need--from locating special needs shelters to helping, to find temporary autism care providers, to sharing tools to reduce stress and anxiety.
We need your support to reach even more families who remain in crisis.
Sincerely,

Angela Geiger
President and CEO
P.S. The Autism Response Team can be reached at familyservices@autismspeaks.org or 888 AUTISM2 and for Spanish speaking families (888) 772-9050.
Autism Speaks
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Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) of Washington, D.C., United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Clinical Assessment Program Review of the Wilmington VA Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware"

Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) of Washington, D.C., United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Clinical Assessment Program Review of the Wilmington VA Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware"
Oversight Reports for Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG). This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
Clinical Assessment Program Review of the Wilmington VA Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the quality of care at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. This included reviews of key processes that affect patient care outcomes—Quality, Safety, and Value; Environment of Care (EOC); Medication Management; Coordination of Care; Diagnostic Care; Moderate Sedation; Community Nursing Home (CNH) Oversight; and Management of Disruptive/Violent Behavior. OIG provided crime awareness briefings to 84 employees. OIG identified certain system weaknesses in EOC Committee meeting minutes; general safety; Sterile Processing Service (SPS) employee competencies; hemodialysis unit infection prevention; anticoagulation processes and employee competencies; transfer data and documentation; point-of-care testing actions; CNH oversight, clinical visits, and policies; and management of disruptive/violent behavior policy, committee representation, and employee training. As a result of the findings, OIG could not gain reasonable assurance that: (1) EOC minutes track actions taken for deficiencies until closed. (2) Community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) fire extinguishers are inspected monthly, and CBOC information technology network room logs contain access documentation. (3) SPS employees complete annual competencies. (4) Hemodialysis unit employees wear gloves when handling patient equipment. (5) Clinicians obtain required laboratory testing prior to initiating anticoagulants and have documented competency to manage anticoagulation therapy patients. (6) The facility collects and reports data on transfers out and includes required elements in transfer documentation. (7) The facility takes and documents all required actions in response to glucose point-of-care testing results. (8) The facility oversees the CNH program and performs cyclical reviews of care provided. (9) The facility’s disruptive behavior policy reflects current practice, members attend committee meetings, and employees are trained to reduce and prevent disruptive behaviors. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following six reviews: (1) EOC, (2) Medication Management, (3) Coordination of Care, (4) Diagnostic Care, (5) CNH Oversight, and (6) Management of Disruptive/Violent Behavior.
Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG)
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Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) of Washington, D.C., United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Healthcare Inspection – Quality of Care and Other Concerns, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois" 8:49 AM (14 hours ago)

Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) of Washington, D.C., United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "Healthcare Inspection – Quality of Care and Other Concerns, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois"
Oversight Reports for Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG). This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
Healthcare Inspection – Quality of Care and Other Concerns, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois
OIG conducted a healthcare inspection to assess allegations made by confidential complainants regarding quality of care and other concerns at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), North Chicago, IL. We substantiated the Home Based Primary Care program’s Joint Commission accreditation status was “threatened” after a March 2015 FHCC accreditation survey; however, in August 2015, the Joint Commission determined the program complied with accreditation standards. We substantiated a Community Living Center patient who fell had an inaccurately low Morse Fall Scale assignment and incomplete Morse Fall Scale Notes. We substantiated that Community Living Center patient falls increased during fiscal year (FY) 2014; however, facility leadership recognized the issue and completed an action plan, which led to a decrease in patient falls in FY 2015. We substantiated the Emergency Department (ED) was left unattended by a qualified physician when ED physicians left the ED to perform emergency airway management in other FHCC care areas. We substantiated the ED did not have clerical staff support on weekends and most weekdays during the dayshift; however, this did not conflict with Veterans Health Administration policy and did not negatively affect delivery of patient care. We did not substantiate the ED length of stay for admitted patients was long or that ED transfer rates were high. We substantiated nurses did not consistently follow proper hand-hygiene practices. We substantiated primary care providers referred Navy recruits to the ED for non-emergent care needs; however, we determined the practice was permitted to ensure recruits were ready for deployment. We did not substantiate FHCC staff mishandled the suicides of two individuals. We did not substantiate the medical/surgical unit length of stay was long. We did not substantiate the Associate Director of Inpatient Services lacked the required education and experience to qualify for the position. We made three recommendations.
Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG)
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of Washington, D.C., United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "TODAY at 2 p.m.: Learn the signs of crisis to help prevent suicide"

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of Washington, D.C., United States for Wednesday, 20 September 2017 "TODAY at 2 p.m.: Learn the signs of crisis to help prevent suicide"

Today at 2 p.m. EDT
Learn how to be there for the Veterans and service members in your life
Are you unsure how to support a Veteran or service member going through a difficult time? Helping someone does not require a grand gesture. Small acts – calling a friend or grabbing coffee – can make a big impact.
Learn how you can play a role in preventing suicide by joining VA and AMVETS for a Facebook Live event today. Joe Chenelly, Executive Director of AMVETS, and Megan McCarthy, Deputy Director, Suicide Prevention, VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, will discuss the challenges that Veterans face, signs of crisis and where to go when you or someone you know needs help.
Participating is easy.
Click the “Join the Conversation” button a few minutes before 2 p.m. EDT to visit AMVETS Facebook page.
The live video will begin on the hour. You must refresh your page at 2 p.m. EDT to watch the video discussion.
Click on the video, make sure it is unmuted and turn up your sound.
Type your questions into the comments below the video. Representatives from VA and AMVETS will be available afterwards to answer questions and provide helpful resources. You will need a Facebook account to ask questions.
Click the button below to visit AMVETS Facebook page.
Join the Conversation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Keep updated & let us know how we're doing.
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If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1) or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.
Please remember the only secure way to ask personal questions is at https://iris.custhelp.com.
Explore VA benefits at explore.va.gov
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