Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Pot-Luck Gathering

I hope you are enjoying the final dog days of summer.  Although these hot, humid days remind us that summer is still in control, soon school & fall activities will be upon us, and these hot, sticky days will only be a memory.  Enjoy while you can!
I encourage everyone to attend our August Pot-Luck gathering so we can re-connect and hear a fabulous speaker talk with us about interacting with the biological families we interact with through adoption, foster care and Safe Families.  Grasping a biblical picture of race and poverty can often lead us to an understanding of some of the families we encounter as we foster or adopt their children. 
Our guest speaker will be Joel Hamernick.  Joel has been on staff with Sunshine Gospel Ministries since 1999 and is currently the Executive Director.  

Joel and his wife, Paula, have 7 children of their own (and always a few “extras” around the family!). They live in the Woodlawn community on Chicago’s southside, and are members at Christ Bible Church.

Sunday, August 21, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Willow Creek Community Church
67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington, IL
Room F150A (west wing/lower level/Promiseland room)
Guest Speaker: Joel Hamernick from Sunshine Gospel Ministries will talk about interacting with biological parents.
Please bring a dish to share.  Dinner starts promptly at 5:00.   Beverages will be provided. 
Childcare is available if you r.s.v.p. with the number of children and their ages. vcministry127@gmail.com
He finds his calling to serve at Sunshine includes being a “bridge builder” within the body of Christ.  Years studying and remaining in dialogue about many divisions within Evangelicalism over racial, theological and class lines have increased his passion to be an ambassador for reconciliation.

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