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Anti-Bullying Event Set At First United Church

FULTON, NY – On March 2, starting at 5 p.m. with a light supper, First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., will host a recently released movie on the issue of bullying.

Following the movie a discussion will be held concluding by 8 p.m.

Featured guests will include Bill Lynch, superintendant of Fulton Schools; and other administrators who will be able to speak about “Dignity for All Students,” an active effort to keep our schools safe for all children and youth.

Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward is also expected to attend along with other community representatives.

Copyright restrictions do not allow First United to publicize the title of the movie or the leading characters.

Here, however, is a brief description from columnist Bob Mondello: “(this movie) is a wrenching, potentially transformative look at an epidemic of adolescent cruelty and adult paralysis in the nation’s public schools.  (It) weaves together five different stories from different parts of America’s heartland.  Two are about the grieving families of boys who’ve committed suicide – a 17-year-old in Georgia and an 11-year-old in Oklahoma City. The rest are profiles of kids still toughing it out – a Mississippi teenager who has been jailed after pulling a gun on the kids who made her life a living hell, a lesbian high-schooler
who is tormented not just by other students but by a teacher as well.”

Everyone in the community is welcome, including parents, educators and youth workers.

There is no charge for the evening; donations for the meal will be accepted.

Everyone is asked to RSVP to First United Church of Fulton ([email protected] / 592-2707) by February 27.

Child care will be provided upon request.

Parents are advised that this unrated film may not be suitable for children.

Further information about this showing can be obtained by contacting Pastor David Nethercott at First United Church.

This movie is shown under licensing of Christian Video Licensing International.

It is sponsored by the Children and Families Ministry Team of First United’s Open Door
Neighborhood Center.

First United Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

The congregation is active in the greater Fulton community through the Greater
Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches and other avenues of sharing.

The facility offers hearing assistance and it is accessible to those who are physically handicapped.

Sunday worship takes place each week at 11a.m.