We want to invite you to the launch of our NEW Vulnerable Children's Ministry Community Gathering for Adoptive, Foster, and Safe Families at Willow Creek, So. Barrington.
In the past, we have held monthly potlucks on Sunday nights, but after much prayer and discussion, we decided to move these monthly gatherings to Wednesday nights (still on a once-a-month basis) in the hopes of making it more convenient for our families to attend by utilizing the Wednesday night childcare at Willow. We also want to increase and strengthen our community by sharing a meal and taking part in corporate worship! We are very excited about this switch and we hope you will join us in celebration!
The first gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 11th. Here are the details:
- 5:30pm-7pm - Meet in the Atrium for sharing a meal. If you are facing the Atrium from the main lobby entrance, we will be off to the right-hand side (your right) in the little area that is close to/underneath the stairs that lead up to the lounge area by the Seeds bookstore. There will be signs and/or table cards that will have our ministry name on them, so you can also look for those.
- 7pm-7:30pm - Worship in the Lakeside Auditorium
- 7:30pm-8:30pm - Program portion of the evening - Room B207 (by the Chapel)
The focus of September's gathering will be on topics related to Safe Families. If you are a current or prospective Safe Family, or even simply interested in learning more about this part of the ministry and how you can support Hosting families, then you don't want to miss this! We will be discussing Care Center updates for Safe Families, family coaching, debriefs, and upcoming events for the Vulnerable Children's Ministry.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you will be joining us for the program portion of the evening. Also, if you would like to sit with us during worship or meet with us before the program, please meet us in the Atrium prior to worship. We look forward to seeing you there!