The purpose of the film is to help the average person understand the issues and create a movement that will ultimately put pressure on U.S. officials to force a more supportive attitude toward International Adoption.
The film will premiere in sequence as we roll across the country on the tour bus, visiting 60 cities in 80 days. While the highlight of each city visit will be the premiere of the film, our goal is to make the visit to each city much more than a film premiere, but an all day event, with media appearances, speeches and discussions in multiple gatherings. The framework for the tour gives us the possibility to make STUCK a phenomenon. Photojournalist Jessica Rose is following the tour and documenting her impressions. Follow the STUCK Tour on Jessica’s blogfor an interesting perspective!
One objective while we are on the road is to gather over 1 million petition signatures asking congress/global leaders/President Obama to take specific actions to change the landscape of adoption. The petition will be hand carried to members of Congress in the Step Forward for Orphans March in Washington, D.C., which will coincide, with the last day of the bus tour, tentatively scheduled for May 17.
Your active involvement as a member of the tour team will support the most impactful and activity the adoption community has ever engaged in. Your efforts to support the tour will have a leveraged influence, driving an increase in adoption and changing the lives of countless kids for many years to come.
The documentary will be in our area on March 16th at AMC Stonebriar. Click here to purchase tickets!
Our first Journey meeting will be September 5th in Room 3115. We will meet 6:15 to 7:15. This night will be a time of fellowship and previewing the new Bible study. Books will be for sale that night.
BRAND NEW Bible study by Karyn Purvis....."The Connection: Where Hearts Meet"
This is an interactive (video/discussion) small group study designed to helpyou and your child build a lasting, loving, connection. You will be encouraged and equipped with practical help based on Biblical truths and research-based interventions specifically developed for adoptive or foster care families.
This study will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Small group meetings will meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. This will be a time to gather with like minded folks and share, encourage one another and pray for specifice needs. There will be special speakers scheduled through out the year.
Chit, Chat and Chi will meet 2nd Tuesday of each month. A time for fellowship and encouragment for adoptive/foster moms. We will meet at Panera on Eldorado and 75 in Mckinney. 7:00
We are looking forward to seeing old and new faces January 18th, as we start meeting for this awesome bible study again! We will move to the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month going forward.
It is never to late to start coming!
Created To Connect is designed to help illuminate the biblical principles that serve as the foundation for the philosophy and interventions detailed in The Connected Child. The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has already helped countless adoptive and foster parents. Now Empowered To Connect™ has created a companion study guide entitled Created To Connect — A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child as well as other helpful resources that highlight the underlying biblical principles of The Connected Child and offer new insights for parents.
The next Empowered To Connect Conference (www.empoweredtoconnect.org) will be in Dallas on February 17-18, 2012, at Irving Bible Church. This two-day conference features two days of insights and learning from Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child. The conference is designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with ‘children from hard places’ in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.
Registration for the Dallas ETC Conference is now open and the “early bird” registration price is still available! Simply visit www.etcconference.org for more details and to register online at the discounted “early bird” price. In addition, for a limited time registration is available for ½ off of the “early bird” price by using the discount code: FOCUS. This means that for a limited time people can register to attend this two day conference for only $17 per person and $25 per couple.
Please help us spread the word and encourage folks to register soon while the “early bird” pricing and ½ off discount are still available.
We will have a special Chit Chat & Chai this coming Monday (November 14th) at 7pm at Panera in McKinney! What a tremendous blessing to have a guest speaker, Denise Kendrick, come and share her story! The Kendrick's have been foster parents for the past 8 years caring for nearly 30 children in that time frame. Now parents of 7 children ranging in age from 2-18 years old, they serve as full-time missionaries to see the church reclaim the care of orphans and waiting children through Embrace Orphan Ministry. It's gonna be great!