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SPIRIT | Touching Lives + Healing Hearts
Celebrating 25 Years Serving Houston  In the past 25 years, Krist Samaritan Center has grown from a single office to more than 20 locations, bringing hope and guidance to more than 40,000 families and impacting countless others as the effects of emotional and psychological healing are felt by friends, family, coworkers and even future generations.  This transformation wouldn’t have been possible without the gracious support of our many donors, the trust of our clients and the dedication of our caring professional staff.   We will be celebrating this milestone with an ecumenical worship service on August 28, 2011.  Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your support of Krist Samaritan Center, and join us to worship and celebrate.  Join Us To Worship & Celebrate  Date & Time: Sunday, August 28, 2011 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Location: Krist Samaritan Center 17555 El Camino Real Houston, Texas 77058  RSVP: Please call 281.480.7554 x12 or email rsvp@samaritanhouston.org  by August 22 to reserve your attendance.
Bolivian Outreach — Pastoral Education Krist Samaritan Center’s Bolivian Project in Pastoral Education is a two-year enterprise designed to enhance the pastoral ministry of all ordained pastors who serve in the Bolivian Methodist Church.   This June, Rev. Dr. Ted Smith of Krist Samaritan Center and Rev. Arturo Cadar of Friendswood United Methodist Church held in-person intensive seminars in Bolivia, to expand the pastors’ knowledge base and guide their skill development. The program also utilizes “distance learning” via Skype broadcasts to train the Bolivian pastors.     Don’t forget to get your tickets for A Samaritan Celebration 2011!  Tuesday, November 1  River Oaks Country Club  Chairpersons: Carole & Ronald Krist  2011 Honorees: Ron Hall and Denver Moore, authors Southwest Airlines, corporate champion Margaret Alkek Williams, philanthropist   To learn more or become a sponsor, Click Here. [http://samaritanhouston.org/gala/become-a-sponsor.html]    MindWorks in the Workplace  With less room for loss of productivity in the workplace, today’s corporations must properly evaluate job applicants and regularly assess and treat the mental health of current employees.  Krist Samaritan Center’s MindWorks testing helps identify and reduce performance-related problems, which include absenteeism, decreased productivity, errors on the job and workplace accidents.  Corporate services offered include: -corporate retreats, including team-building exercises  -stress management counseling -psychological testing (for existing workforce and new employees)  Learn More http://www.samaritanhouston.org/mindworks/testing-information.html   We’re Near You  Each month, Spirit shines a spotlight on one of our partnering congregations to demonstrate the reach of Krist Samaritan Center counseling locations across the Houston area.     Conveniently located off of West Loop 610 S., Faith Lutheran Church offers a counseling center staff by Dr. Robert Breckbill.   Faith Lutheran Church 4600 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire, Texas 77401 Counselor: Dr. Robert Breckbill  To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call our main office at 281.480.7554. We’d love to hear from you.   Find a Location Near You.  [http://samaritanhouston.org/facilities/locations.html]   JULY: Mental Health Care for All  July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, an accomplished mental health advocate who championed mental health education and support among diverse communities.   Studies indicate that minority communities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for mental illness, and have less access to mental health care.  This month, we are reminded to raise awareness of mental illness in a way that is culturally meaningful.
MindWorks Testing for Kids   With the start of another school year, many kids — and parents — worry that the issues they faced last year will persist. From digital bullying of kids who don’t quite fit in, to behavioral problems from children who aren’t able to keep up because of developmental delays, today’s youth face many issues which can be prevented.  Krist Samaritan Center’s MindWorks Testing can get to the bottom of many of these issues, leading to solutions and transforming school into a comfortable and beneficial environment for your child.  We test for: -Gifted and Talented -Learning Disabilities (for 504 Accommodations) -Developmental Delays -Emotional/Behavioral Problems  Learn More [ http://www.samaritanhouston.org/mindworks/testing-information.html ]   We’re Near You  Each month, Spirit shines a spotlight on one of our partnering congregations to demonstrate the reach of Krist Samaritan Center counseling locations across the Houston area.     Conveniently located near Grand Parkway (Hwy 99) in Katy, Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church offers a counseling office staffed by Dr. Jack Teitsma.   Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church 3700 South Mason Rd. Katy, Texas 77450 Counselor: Dr. Jack Teitsma  To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call our main office at 281.480.7554.   Find a Location Near You.  [ http://samaritanhouston.org/facilities/locations.html ]    Volunteer for the Center Interested in volunteering for Krist Samaritan Center? There are many ways that you can lend a helping hand. We’d love to hear from you!  Click Here [http://www.samaritanhouston.org/krist-samaritan-center/volunteer.html]

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