Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Orphan Care Bible Study

Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Care Bible Study begins September 23!

This study is for anyone who is interested in hearing what God's Word says about the church's care for orphans.  The study will be led by Jerry Sanderson and will use the resource The  Passion for the Fatherless: Developing a God-Centered Ministry to Orphans written by Bethany Community's Dr. Daniel Bennett.

We will meet Sundays at 11am in Room 809 at Bethany Baptist Church.  The church is located at 7422 N Heinz Lane, Edwards.  The churches phone number is 309-692-1755.  Anyone is welcome.

Welcome to the Family!

Recently realizing that I am very belated in recognizing families that have brought children into their home via adoption please forgive me as I make what, joyously, is quite a list of families that we need to acknowledge.

We are awed at God's faithfulness in putting the following families together:

Welcome to the family Isabella!  
Congratulations to Brian and Stefanie, and siblings Jonathan, Lauren, and David!

Welcome home Simeon!
Congratulations to Evan and Emily and Simeon's big brothers, too.

Congratulations to Steve and Kitty and Maddie as they welcome
Leah, Reece, and Tommy to their family.

Welcome Home Silas!
Congratulations to Marvin and Sara and Silas' older siblings.

Welcome Home Timmy!
Congratulations to Gregg and Kris and older siblings Ashley, Lindsay, Jaime, Tara, and Benjamin. 

"God sets the lonely in families...."  Psalm 68:6

September Focused Fellowship

Attention Ladies that are anywhere in the process of fostering and /or adopting.  Because this is the third Monday of the month tonight is Focused Fellowship!  Join us at 7pm at the home of Monica Lonergan, 1111 W. Burnside Dr., Peoria.  Because we want you to feel free to come no matter what your day has looked like you do not need to RSVP, just come as you are.  If you would like to bring a snack to share you may but no pressure.  Also, at any time feel free to bring a friend.

Focused Fellowship is a time for women whose lives have been touched by fostering or adoption to meet together to share our journeys and lift our families to the Lord in prayer.