Would everyone else please join me in fervent prayer for the children and families affected, as well as those who are advocating at national and international levels.
|Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 6:30pm -
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 9:00am - 12 Noon
Dinner included on Tuesday evenings; Continental breakfast included Saturday
Attendance at all three (3) sessions is required.
Who Should Attend:
International and Domestic Adoption Families waiting to adopt a child of a different race; other families wishing to enhance their parenting
Gain the tools, resources, and strategies needed to parent transracially. This training is essential as you explore the option of parenting a child of a race or ethnic background different than your family. Topics include:
Workshop fee (Nonrefundable, and includes three sessions):
$150 per person, or $300 per couple
Note: These sessions are for adults only. The material presented in this training will greatly impact the nature of your parenting and family. Therefore, in two-parent families, it is imperative that both parents attend all three sessions. Please think of this training as a loving investment in your child’s healthy identity and self-esteem.
Please register on-line no later than January 18, 2013.
For more information about this series contact Pam Shepard, LCSW, at (630) 754-4522
April 19 & 20, 2013
Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference 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.
The conference features Dr. Karyn Purvis together with Michael & Amy Monroe, and is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others. Click here to read what people are saying about the 2012 ETC Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Early Bird registration is open now through February 19th. Please go to www.showhope.org/connect for conference information and registration.
Lifesong for Orphans is excited to announce an upcoming Christmas concert featuring FFH with special guests from Lifesong Zambia. This concert will provide a excellent opportunity for churches to bring awareness to their orphan ministry while enjoying a unique performance celebrating the birth of our King!
Buy tickets today online* or at the door for the following locations:
November 17th Olathe Bible Church / Kansas City area
November 23rd The Gathering (concert & dessert) / Chattanooga area
November 25th Covenant Presbyterian Church / Birmingham, AL
December 1st First Baptist McKinney / Dallas area
December 8th Heritage Church / Quad Cities
December 9th Elmbrook Church / Milwaukee area
December 13th Southern Baptist Theological Seminary / Louisville, KY
December 16th Bethany Baptist Church / Peoria area
A love offering will be taken during the concert and 100% will go towards orphan care!
*Tickets sold online have a processing fee included in the ticket price.
100% of all donations to Lifesong for Orphans will go to caring for orphans
(no administrative costs will be deducted).
This month we are excited to have Peter Woodbine, Director of Quality and Training from Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley come and speak to us.