Friday, March 31, 2017

                  April Focused Fellowship

Monday, April 17, 2017

Time: 7-9 pm

Place: Bethany Baptist Church - Prayer Room
           7422 North Heinz Lane, Edwards

Ladies anywhere in the process of fostering or adoption are welcome to join us for an evening of prayer for our families, encouragement, and conversation.  We want to meet you right where you are and come alongside each other as we follow the path of caring for those that need families.  Some of you will be new in this journey, others well-seasoned.

Come as you are, bring a friend if you'd like, a snack to share if it fits your schedule.

Questions? Amy Park 251-7250.

Note: We meet the third Monday of each month.  May meeting: May 15.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


An EXPANDED Focus Fellowship! With Guest Jen Walbridge from The Babyfold
Monday, November 21, 2016
TIME: 6:00-9:00pm 
(If you can't come until 7:00pm, that is ok too. We would like to maximize our time with Jen for those that are in need of practical application.)
Bring your sack lunch/carry-out supper.
Jen Walbridge from The Babyfold, will join us from 6:00pm-8:00pm to talk about parenting kids from hard places. We will talk through our dinner time. Jen will leave at 8:00pm and then we will take time to pray for our families.
Jen has met with a group of moms regularly and she has great insight and training which has been very helpful. Jen is a great resource!
Place: Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N Heinz Lane
Come as you are, you can bring food from home or your favorite carry-out place. Bring a friend if you would like.
Questions?: Amy 251-7250.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Focused Fellowship

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: 7-9pm

Place: Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N. Heinz Lane, Edwards

This evening is for ladies anywhere in the process of fostering and/or adoption.  Join us as we meet for a devotion, a time of prayer for our families, and a time to connect with other like-minded ladies.  The discussion is real life.  It is our hope that this evening will refresh and renew you to walk through the days that the Lord has brought to you.

Come as you are.  Bring a friend if you'd like.  Snacks are optional.  No need to RSVP but if you have questions contact Amy at

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Focused Fellowship

          June Focused Fellowship

Monday, June 20, 2016

Time: 7-9pm

Place:  Note Change for this Month Only: Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N. Heinz Lane

Ladies anywhere in the process of fostering and/or adoption are welcome to join us as we do real life together.  We will spend time praying for our families and networking with each other.  Come and be encouraged and be an encouragement to others.

No need to RSVP, come as you are and feel free to bring a friend with you.

Any questions? Amy at or 309-251-7250.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Welcome to the Family!

Congratulations to

Joe and Ginger 

on the addition of 

Daniel to their family!


27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.  

1 Samuel 1:27 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

         May Focused Fellowship
             A ministry of Bethany Baptist Church - Open Hearts, Open Homes Ministry           

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Time: 7-9pm

Place: Monica's home, 1111 W Burnside Dr., Peoria

Join us for an evening of being refreshed with other like-minded adoptive and foster moms (anywhere in the process).  We will spend some time in prayer for our families and encourage one another.

No need to RSVP - please come as you are and feel free to bring a friend.  New ladies are often there so don't worry about not knowing someone, it is your chance to find a kindred spirit.  If you would like to bring a snack to share please do, but no pressure.

Any questions?  Amy at

Can't make it - mark your calendars for the third Monday of each month.

Focused Fellowship - Bethany Community Church

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Reminder this Thursday, April 20th is Focused Fellowship at The Blend!!

 Open to anyone who is fostering or adopting or considering. We would love to have you join us! Let me know if you can make it or just show up that night! 

Time:  7-9pm.

Questions?  Jill at