Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reflections on 2010 and Excitement for 2011

In August of this year, The Journey kicked off it's first official event. Since that time, we have been blessed to meet so many families right here within our own church body that have adopted, fostered, or are considering it.  We were blessed by support from our church staff, and were able to bring awareness to the entire church through our Orphan Sunday Events in November.  In December, our church's ministry was highlighted in Hope for Orphan's newsletter of church highlights!  If you would like to read that, click here!

While 2010 was indeed a great start for The Journey, we know that God has many good things to come.  We want to post a couple of the upcoming Events here and also point your attention to some of the ongoing opportunities.

First, our groups meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  For a complete listing of the topics that will be discussed on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, see the tab above.  For information on our support groups that meet the 4th Wednesday of the month, see that tab.


FEBRUARY: We will be hosting Covenant Kids, a Foster Care Agency, to hold the training necessary to become a respite or Foster Care Family.  The dates are as follows:
Tuesday 15th, Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th, Tuesday 22nd, Thursday 24th, and Saturday 26th. The weekday classes are from 6-9 and the Saturday classes are 9-5.  Usually, these classes are held much further away and it is difficult to get to the classes.  We are excited to be able to host the classes here at the church.  In 2 weeks, YOU could have your training Complete and well on your way to becoming a Foster Parent!  This is also great if you are interested in "respite"... which is short term care (over 72 hrs) of children in foster care.  

APRIL:  Dates are waiting to be confirmed:  WEEKEND ADOPTION MARATHON: "If You Were Mine" Adoption Seminar held on a Friday night and all day Saturday.  This is for families considering adoption.  We held this as an 8 week class in the Fall, and will hold it as a weekend "marathon" of information in April for families that can't make it on Wednesday nights. We have a preview on the blog site. 

MAY: Foster Care Prayer Vigil: Wednesday May 4th.  We will meet, and get into groups and pray for the kids in foster care, the workers, and both the biological families and the foster families.  It will be a sweet time in prayer!


Chit Chat & Chai: Time where adoptive/foster moms can meet and just be together to chat about "whatever."  This will be every other month, and an Evite will be sent out. If you did not receive the evite for December and would like to be on that list, please let us know.

We are very excited for the coming year, and all it holds for the families of The Journey. We are so grateful to 
walk with you in life!

The Journey Leadership Team

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