First United Methodist Church of Osage City, Kansas
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Intentionally sharing God's love so people will come to know Christ and serve as disciples for the healing of the world

S.O.S.

Helping those in need 

 
Domestic Violence is sadly a real fact in our society. People are hurting people and we don’t always know about it. Or we do and don’t know how to respond. We as the church are responsible for making sure we do all we can to meet this need.
 
S.O.S. is one group in our area that is there to help. They have regular meetings for those needing support and help, they also offer advice and guidance for those needing legal help.
 
If you or someone you know needs help, they can call Teresa Oliver at 785-828-4357 or toll free 24 hours a day 800-825-1295. Our Pastor and Pastoral Care Director are also available to help as much as possible. Let’s be a blessing to those in need!
 

2017 Law Updates for Domestic Battery

The Kansas Legislature significantly amended the domestic battery statute that become effective July 1, 2017. The amended statute will expand protection under the statute to “a person with whom the offender is involved or has been involved in a dating relationship.” The definition for a “dating relationship” is: a “social relationship of a romantic nature.” In addition to any other factors the court deems relevant, “the trier of fact may consider the following when making a determination of whether a relationship exists or existed: Nature of the relationship, length of time the relationship existed, frequency of interaction between the parties, and time since the termination of the relationship, when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner.”

 

The court held that municipal convictions for misdemeanor domestic makes it unlawful for an individual to possess a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime “under Federal, State, or Tribal law.”

 

Confidential church liaisons for SOS Services, Inc., available 24/7 are:

Gwen Crane – 785-250-9946 or gwencrane@hotmail.com 

Kayla Green – 785-219-1439 or klalinng08@yahoo.com

Janice Robinett – 785-806-7537 or oicu812robinette@mediacombb.net

SOS, Inc.   PO BOX 1191   Emporia KS 66801

620-343-8799   www.soskansas.com

SOS offers free & confidential crisis services to victims of sexual & domestic violence.