Posted on Tue, May 24, 2011
Our own Fr. Ted has been named to the Liberty County Family & Consumer Science (FCS) Advisory Board. The Board is designed for key individuals and agency representatives in Liberty County to come together, network, and help make decisions to address the needs of the community. The goal of the FCS Board is to maximize collective efforts to help families be more successful through creative and quality programs. Family and Consumer Sciences is a division of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, a cooperative effort of the Texas A&M University System, the County Commissioners Courts of Texas and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. AgriLife Extension offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy. The FCS Board is charged with bringing together faith-based organizations, community, county, state and federal agencies to develop high quality, community-based education programs to improve the lives of citizens. The issues being addressed by the FCS Board include poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, teen pregnancy and stewardship of the environment and the state’s natural resources. “I believe it is vitally important for the Church to partner with other agencies and work together to improve the lives of people across Texas and beyond”, said Fr. Smith. “Carrying out this mission is a massive undertaking; one that requires the commitment of local churches and every agency involved. We can’t do everything, but we can do something, and with God’s help, we will make a difference in our community.” The FCS Board is made up of representatives from local government, law enforcement and social service agencies. Fr. Ted is the only clergy appointed to the Board.
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