Monday, January 23, 2012

Would you like to offer respite to a church family?

We are always looking for ways for the body of Christ to walk beside those families in our midst that are caring for foster children in their homes. Here is a simple way to learn more about offering respite for a foster child/ren in our church family without having a foster care license.

Family Core is offering a one-night class that will help you understand, in a compact form, the unique pieces of caring for a foster child so a foster family can have a break.

Respite Information Classes

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Place: Family Core offices, 330 SW Washington St., Peoria

To sign-up call: Tina Frier at Family Core - 676-2400.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the following:

Amy @ or Lisa @

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten Conference

Check out this wonderful adoption and orphan care conference for FREE!

Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten exists to help people capture the heart of God for the fatherless in our own backyard and across the world. You will find resources for fostering, adoption, post-adoption and orphan care.

Bethany Fellowship of Churches' own Daniel Bennett and Jerry Sanderson will be participating!

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Place: East White Oak Bible Church, 11922 E 2000 North Rd., Carlock, IL

This conference is hosted by several Bloomington-Normal churches.

Ministry Opportunity helping Foster Parents

We have been made aware of a need from The Forgotten Initiative.

Need: Family Core is looking for 3-4 childcare providers to volunteer during their foster care support group meetings once a month. They meet the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6-8pm.

This would be a great way for people interested in becoming foster parents to get a "taste" of working with foster parents and children.

To find out more about this opportunity contact: Jill at

January Focused Fellowship

Happy New Year Ladies!

Our first Focused Fellowship of the New Year!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Home of Monica Lonergan

No need to RSVP, come if you can, even if it's the last minute!

Why do we meet? To encourage, build up, and pray for each other as we go through the journeys of foster and/or adoption. It doesn't matter how far into the process you are please join us as we share how the Lord is working in our families.

Any questions? email Amy -