Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
The most visible work of Kids at Heart is Fundango. Fundango is a respite program for all children of Foster and Adoptive parents in Larimer County. Screened and trained volunteers lead groups through stations like crafts, snack and games. While we are playing, parents have an opportunity to take a break from parenting. Parents pick up their children after the program refreshed and energized.
During the months of September and May we have two events a month, one in Fort Collins and one in Loveland. During the summer we have one event a month, better known as the SUPER FUNDANGO.
I noticed that they haven't updated their website to show the revised cost of Fundango so I wanted to make sure you knew that the cost is $5 per child - not to exceed $15 per family. There are scholarships available.
The first Saturday of the month Fundango is hosted at The Boys and Girls Club in Fort Collins from 5-8pm. The third Saturday of the month Fundango is hosted at The Boys and Girls Club in Loveland from 5-8pm. You must sign up by emailing the director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have participated in Fundango for 7 years and it has been such a blessing to us to have a date night that we could count on every month. Date Night is so important and here is a great opportunity for you to have one every month. It is also possible for you to participate in both Fundango's each month if there is space available.
If you are looking for a way to minister to Foster and Adoptive Families you can be a Fundango volunteer!!!
Contact them - they seriously are just waiting to bless you and your children every month - how can we say no to that? :)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Orientation at Flatirons Community Church
|March 3, 2010|
|6:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Project 1.27 Orientations are for Parents and their Support Teams wanting to explore adoption through foster care. It is an introduction to Project 1.27 and an official Colorado State training qualifying event. You will receive a professional and informative presentation on how the church, working together, can adopt all of the legally free orphans in Colorado. There is no cost for this event but you do need to register.
This is the first requirement in the adoption process.
You must attend an orientation to join Project 1.27 or attend its training.
Come join us!
For more information go to Project 1.27's website at: http://project127.com/
Profile: Gabrialla, who goes by Gabby, loves drawing, listening to her iPod, and painting her nails. She also enjoys playing outdoors, and recently went snow sledding! Gabby sometimes likes to help out around the house. In fifth grade, she benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). She participates in counseling, which may need to continue following placement. Gabby thrives on patience, structure, and feelings of safety. Her caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-female Colorado family; however, all family types will be considered. Gabby would do well in a loving home that provides reassurance and trust. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For Colorado children, both home studied and non-homestudied Colorado families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Dear Lord, I invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell in this room, which belongs to (name of child/children). You are Lord over heaven and earth, and I proclaim that You are Lord over this room as well. Flood it with Your light and life. Crowd out any darkness which seeks to impose itself here, and let no spirits of fear, depression, anger, doubt, anxiety, rebelliousness, or hatred (name anything you've seen manifested in your child's behavior) find any place here. I pray that nothing will come into this room that is not brought by You, Lord. If there is anything here that shouldn't be, show me so it can be taken out. Put Your complete protection over this room so that evil cannot enter here by any means. Fill this room with Your love, peace, and joy. I pray that my child will say, as David did, "I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set nothing wicked before my eyes" (Psalm 101:2-3). I pray that You, Lord, will make this room a holy place, sanctified for Your glory. Amen.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I’ve discovered a new way to live. Every morning when I get out of bed, I look for Jesus. No, not because I’ve misplaced Him. And I’m not talking about a feeling I get during prayer, or revelation that comes to me while reading Scripture. I’m talking about finding Jesus in the eyes of real people. In the eyes of the poor, the handicapped, the oppressed, the orphan, the homeless, the AIDS victim—the abandoned and the forgotten.
(Tom Davis, Red Letters, p. 15)
From Tom Davis' blog:
A Great Deal on Red Letters
I'm excited to tell you the Family Christian Stores has selected Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds as their Member only title for the month of February. You can pick this book up for only $5 for a limited time at the front counter so buy a ton! Proceeds from the book help to benefit orphans through The James Fund.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
How can you show God's love today?
-Be mindful of the Holy Spirit's still, small voice speaking to your heart
-Be watchful as you listen to the Holy Spirit. At this point I personally have to remind myself that it is not all about what I needed to get done on this particular outing.
-Be ready to be obedient! If you are doing the above two things the Holy Spirit will speak to your heart.
Sometimes just making eye contact and giving someone a smile may bless someone's day. Just the fact the someone noticed them. So many people today feel insignificant and unnoticed.