Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Foster Care as a Ministry :)

*A Backpack of My Own sign-ups start this weekend (5/15-5/16) at Timberline Church. Sign up to fill a backpack or two as we partner with Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County to give backpacks to foster and adoptive families in Larimer County. It was a blessing to see all the participants bringing their filled backpacks last year to help support our cause. It was also a blessing to see the faces of the kids as they came on distribution day to pick out their very own backpack. The kids treasured the personal notes that many participants attached to their backpacks more than words could express.

*We will also be hosting Larimer County, Weld County and Lutheran Family Services to advocate for their need of Foster Families. They will be hosting a table in our mall area before and after each service this weekend. On Sunday evening we will be having an event where people can get more information about how they can step into the life of a child in foster care and make an eternal difference in their life. Beginning at 5:00pm in the Main Sanctuary we will hear from foster parents, foster care alumni, Larimer and Weld County representatives and from Dr. Sharen Ford from Denver county as she shares her heart and passion for each and every child that comes into care in our State. What if families started seeing foster care as a ministry? A ministry that God is putting on their hearts to not only minister to the child coming into care, but into the lives of their families. You could be the answer!!

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Introducing Blessed Blankets! Blessed Blankets will have a table in the mall this weekend. Check it out - it will be a blessing to many children coming into foster care.
Please share this information with anyone you know that would be interested in knowing more about this event. :)

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