Livonia Cares, a group of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant churches, is sponsoring a set of community education events at Newburg United Methodist Church (36500 Ann Arbor Trail in Livonia) on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
The schedule includes:
April 9: Getting the Help We Need: Navigating the Social Service System
Learn the ins and outs of many popular social service programs and how to successfully navigate through the system to get the help you need.
April 16: Pathway to Financial Freedom
Learn how to establish a successful financial plan to accomplish your goals! Topics discussed will include repairing your credit, loans, developing a financial plan for your family, learning to read your credit report, and saving for the future.
April 23: First Home Ownership
Learn more about the home buying process, including budgeting, credit and qualifying for a mortgage.
May 7: Energy Education
Learn practical ways to save energy, understand your utility bill, and reduce energy costs. In addition, simple tips to make a home more energy efficient and lower utility bills are explained.
May 14: Foreclosure 101
Learn more about the foreclosure process, your options & rights as a homeowner. In addition, short sales, sheriff sales, modifications and redemption periods will be explained.
The sessions are offered with the cooperation of Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (WMCAA). The sessions are an outgrowth of the Livonia Cares Assistance Program, a collaboration between Livonia Cares and WMCAA, to assist Livonia residents with utility payments. To date, Livonia Cares has raised $20,000 to fund the program. The sessions also grow out of work that local churches are doing through various outreach and care ministries and a desire to address many of the common issues and questions that arise.
“We believe that these sessions will benefit our whole community,” commented the Rev. Paul Perez, deacon at Newburg United Methodist Church and one of three Livonia Cares coordinators, “Our hope is to empower participants with crucial information and practical resources to address real-life issues that affect many in our community.”
Those interested in participating are asked to reserve their place at each session by calling Newburg’s Church Office at (734) 422-0149.
For more information about Livonia Cares, contact the Rev. Scott Sessler, Pastor at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at (248) 422-8822, the Rev. Paul Perez, Deacon at Newburg United Methodist Church at (734) 422-0149, or the Rev. Michelle Warner, Associate Pastor at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at (734) 464-0211.