Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Christian Adoptive Families Picnic

Christian Adoptive Families is a group of adoptive families from Central Illinois. They meet approximately two times a year for fellowship, food, and encouragement.

There will be a picnic on Sunday, July 18 at 4:00pm. This picnic will take place at Idlewood Park in Morton. They will meet at the shelter off E. Greenwood St. (This park is right next to the new Morton pool.)

We will begin with supper, followed by a short time of sharing and testimony, playground time for the kids, and finally one hour of swimming at the brand new Morton Pool beginning at 7:00 pm.

For our testimony, Nicole Heid, birth mother of the host family's adopted child Analea, has agreed to share about her experiences from the "other side" of the foster care system. As a mother who had two children placed in the foster care system, eventually regaining custody of one and giving up rights to the other, it should provide a really powerful insight into some of the feelings and struggles that birth parents experience when their children are taken.

Dinner: Grilled Chicken!! For those who were at the last get-together, Nathan Eichorn who gave his testimony, has offered to come from Indiana and grill chicken! Each family should bring a covered dish and dessert to add to it. Paper products and drink will be provided.

Cost: A donation will be taken to help cover the cost of the chicken, paper products, and for renting the pool for an hour.

To help us figure how much chicken to buy, we would really appreciate getting a good count, so please RSVP if you plan on attending to: pcw@omnilec.com