Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Christian Adoptive Families Gathering!

 Sunday, February 9, 2014

5:00pm at the Cabin in Tremont

Bring a main dish AND either a side or dessert to share.

Tableware and drink will be provided.

They hope to see you there!

Note:  This is not a Bethany group but a group of adoptive families from the Central IL area.  Some Bethany families have attended at times.  It is another way to meet families that are like-minded.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

Spring Orphan Care Bible Study!

The Orphan Care Bible Study is gearing up for a great session!  Interested in learning what God's Word has to say about orphan care?  You do not have to have a desire to foster and/or adopt, simply a desire to hear what the Lord has to say about caring for the orphan to attend.

Using the Bible and A Passion for the Fatherless by Daniel Bennett this study will look at God's heart for the orphan and some of the areas to consider when desiring to be involved in orphan care of any kind.

For those with a heart to foster and/or adopt this Bible Study is also the first step in the process of partnering with Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Care Ministry.

Orphan Care Bible Study

Dates:  Mondays, April 14 - May 19, 2014

Time:  6:15pm - 8 pm

Place: Bethany Community Church Community Room
                     27265 Dutch Lane, Washington,IL

Teacher:  Brian Entner

Questions or more info:  309-508-1755 or info@bethanycommunitychurch.org

Note: There is not childcare.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Focused Fellowship Location Change for Monday, January 20th ONLY

Focused Fellowship will be changing locations 
for the month of January ONLY.

We will be meeting at the Panera at Westlake Shopping Center 
at 7pm on Monday, January 20th.

Note: The Panera is now down a little further in an outbuilding that was formerly Ruby Tuesdays.

Monica is recuperating from the flu bug.  You could pray that the rest of her family is spared.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January Focused Fellowship

Note: Please watch for updates to location. The flu has hit so we will let you know ASAP.  See Below

January Focused Fellowship

Monday, January 20, 2014

Focused Fellowship is an evening of prayer, encouragement, and networking for moms anywhere in the process of fostering and/or adopting.  Whether you are just getting started or are living in the trenches you may find a kindred spirit among us.

It is our hope that you find answers to some of your questions, support for the days that things don't go quite as planned and words of encouragement and prayer to sustain you as you walk with the Lord.

We meet the third Monday of each month at 7pm at Monica's home.  1111 W Burnside Dr., Peoria Panera at Westlake Shopping Center.  Note: Panera has moved to an outbuilding further down in the parking lot.

Any questions? Contact Amy at levisix88@gmail.com

There is no need to RSVP.  Come as you are.  If you would like to bring a snack to share that would be great and a friend is always welcome.

Check this out! Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten: FREE Adoption and Orphan Care Conference

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bless Hogar de Vida with Needed Items in January!

We are sending a team to serve at 
Hogar De Vida Children’s Home 
in Guatemala on January 17! 

  The home just had two new children dropped off, a 3 day old baby girl  and a 45 day old baby girl.  

The home is in need of the following items. 
clothing for baby girls up 6- 18 months , 
toddler boys 18-24 months
Shoes toddlers 5/6, 
plastic Velcro diaper covers, 
cloth prefold diapers,
 plastic pants.   

Also, general clothing needs for the male/female children age 3-15 yrs old.  
Soccer shoes, shoes.  

 All donations should be new or in good condition. 
Please bring to Bethany office by Wednesday, January 15. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome Home Kopinski Family!

Welcome Home 


Congratulations to Chris and Kristen, 

and siblings

Brianna, Jonny, Sean, and Ethan!

We are praying for you all as you become
 the family the Lord desires you to be.

Christian Adoptive Families of Central Illinois Potluck

Save the Date!

The next Christian Adoptive Families of Central Illinois (CAF) Potluck will be Sunday, February 9, 2014 

Place: "The Cabin" in Tremont, IL

Details will follow.

Open Hearts, Open Homes Families - Picture Updates Please?

Does the picture OHOH have of your family look like this?
 On Sanctity of Life Sunday we highlight the ministry of Open Hearts, Open Homes and would love to include your family in a simple video that plays during special music.  Please send any picture updates to Jan Mosier at jan@bethanycentral.org by January 7, 2014.

Any questions email Amy at levisix88@gmail.com