MOSAIC exists to empower foster and adoptive families through community, mentoring, education,
wrap-around support and encouragement.
The Orphan Ministry Alliance, in partnership with Holland’s Mosaic Foster & Adoptive Ministry and Kentwood’s Families of Promise Ministry, is pleased to announce the 5th Annual HIS KIDS Community Workshops as an extension and follow-up to Orphan Sunday. This year, we will be hosting 1 great event with 2 great dates/locations:
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9am-12pm (doors open for info fair @8:15am)
Kentwood Community Church--Kentwood Campus
1200 60th SE, Kentwood, MI
Sunday, November 9, 3-6pm (doors open for info fair @2:15pm)
Ridge Point Community Church
340 104th Ave, Holland, MI
Professionals and academics in the child welfare community are invited to submit proposals to lead workshop concurrent sessions. Do you have ideas for a session you'd like to see? Contact us! Click HERE to submit a proposal.
NEW! Dad’s Night Out: NEXT DATE - TBA!
Dads don’t often get to be in community with other dads, much less other dads that parent or mentor kids from hard places. It’s important, even if they’re just talking about the current sports season! Locations will be local burger joints, micro-breweries, etc. Watch newsletters, Facebook or www.MosaicFosterAdopt.org for upcoming dates, times and locations.
NEW! Mosaic Movie Nights: Next Movie Night: Jan 2
Childcare will be available for younger toddlers that won't stay engaged with the movie well.
So many great movies, so little time! Mosaic Movie Nights provide a free night out for you to munch on some popcorn with other Mosaic parents while viewing adoption/foster themed movies like The Kings Faith, Stuck, The Dark Matter of Love, The Dropbox, etc. Your children will watch their own movies like Annie, Despicable Me, Stewart Little, Snowdogs, etc, in another room. Childcare provided for infant/toddlers too young to watch the movies.
BOOK CLUB: The Invisible Girls - by Sarah Trebarge
Rescheduled for January
Childcare may be available. Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Thebarge had it all - a loving boyfriend, an Ivy League degree, and a successful career - when her life was derailed by an unthinkable diagnosis: aggressive breast cancer. After barely surviving the grueling treatments, Sarah moved to Portland, Oregon to start over. There, a chance encounter with an exhausted Somali refugee whose husband had left her and her daughters, transformed her life again. Poignant, at times shattering, Sarah Thebarge's riveting memoir invites readers to engage in her story of finding connection, love, and redemption in the most unexpected places. Register below or here
ORPHAN SUNDAY: DEFEND THE FATHERLESS On Nov. 2,
join more than 30 churches in our area that have committed to participate in Orphan Sunday this November! On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. Each event is locally-led. Sermons and small groups, concerts and prayer gatherings, shared meals and youth activities—each rousing believers with God’s call to care for the orphan, and what we can do in response. From many sources, one voice. Each November, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well. Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan. We would love to help you bring Orphan Sunday to YOUR church! Contact us for more information.
After Orphan Sunday - Join us for His Kids Workshops!
Mark your calendars for this annual information and training workshop! Two dates & locations, same great workshop.
Saturday November 8 in Kentwood
Sunday November 9 in Holland
Come to receive information on adoption, foster care, Safe Families, aging out youth, wrap around care and more. Learn what your "next steps" are, receive training and find encouragement. Watch facebook, newsletters and the Mosaic Website for more information.
Resource Lending Library
Are you looking for books on adoption, foster care, behavioral issues, attachment or sensory issues? We've got a great selection for you to check out from Mosaic's Resource lending library! NOTE: Lending Library is located at City on a Hill in the Mosaic Co-op.
More info? Download the Mosaic Brochure HERE
Mosaic Clothing Co-op
Back to school clothes shopping doesn't have to break the bank, especially when it's FREE!! Please come utilize this incredible resource - the Clothing Co-op is here to bless your family! We just transitioned to fall/winter clothing, but still have summer clothing out, too. Pants, shirts, PJ's, youth shoes, winter coats, Halloween costumes, athletic items, and more.
Do you have donations? We could especially use sizes 4 and up!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am - noon
WHO CAN USE IT: Any Foster, Adoptive, Refugee, Kinship, or Safe Families.
IS THERE AN ITEM LIMIT: No.
CAN I SHOP FOR MY BIO KIDS, TOO: Yes!
WHEN CAN I SHOP? Three convenient times! Still can't make it? Contact us for an appointment.WHERE IS THE CO-OP? City on a Hill, 100 Pine St, Zeeland (the old Zeeland Hospital). Enter Door G off TAFT St (just south of W. Central) and head up the stairs or elevator. (Allegan County Co-op coming soon!!!)
WHAT SIZES DO YOU HAVE? We actively stock youth 0-12/14
CAN I DROP OFF OUTGROWN CLOTHING? Yes, we are taking donations of new or gently used clothing (especially current season clothing)! Attach an itemized list with values for receipt.
Mosaic is GROWING! Help us know you better
Whether your new to Mosaic or been around for years, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey at the link below. This will help us know how to best serve you and our community.
Click here for Survey!!
Fostering Together: Whether new to fostering, or a long-time veteran, each child we care for presents new challenges to our family and new opportunities to reach out to their family. Together we strengthen our serve and our families by walking in community. Sharing with others who have been there can offer encouragement, understanding, support and advice, and desire to learn from other’s experiences in a positive environment. Join the Fostering Together group the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm at Ridge Point Church- Door E, 304 104th Ave, Holland. RSVP required for childcare (provided free of charge).
NEW! Parenting TEENS Together: Parenting teens can be a challenge even in the best situations. Throw in various levels of disfunction, insecurity, trauma and loss related to their birth family, and it’s no wonder these years are so difficult for our kids. It’s important to sharing our stories, dreams, fears and ideas with other parents that understand how past trauma and loss affect our teens. As parents, we are stronger in community. We are stronger when we can safely express our fears and frustrations without fear of judgement. We are stronger when we can encourage, support, and hold each other accountable to our faith and calling to love these kids. Join the Parenting TEENS Together group the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm at Ridge Point Church- Door E, 304 104th Ave, Holland. RSVP required for childcare (provided free of charge).
NEW! Lakeshore LINKS Int’l Adoption Group: Parenting internationally adopted children brings its own set of challenges and opportunities. Our children have experienced great loss of both family and culture, and having spent their much of their formative years in less than ideal settings, their needs are different than those of their peers. We desire to share our challenges, successes, and experiences adopting from other cultures within a positive, encouraging, understanding and supportive community of parents. Join the LINKS group the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm at Ridge Point Church- Door E, 304 104th Ave, Holland. Please RSVP if you need childcare (provided free of charge). Contact LINKS@MosaicFosterAdopt.org for more information.
PLAYGROUPS: Sometimes we all need a change of scenery, and some socialization with our peers -- that’s true whether we are parents or young children! The Mosaic Play Group provides parents and children opportunities to get out of the house, play in new spaces to stimulate your child’s mind in new ways, socialize with other children, and give parents a chance for adult conversation. Locations vary by season. Watch Facebook or sign up for a reminder email for locations.
Mosaic Play Group (open to all): 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10am-12pm at Ridge Point Church, Door E (meet at local parks during summer months). Contact info@MosaicFosterAdopt.org for more info.
Lakeshore LINKS Int'l Adoption Play Group: 4th Fridays, 10am-12pm at Ridge Point Church, Door E (meet at local parks during summer months). Contact LINKS@MosaicFosterAdopt.org
Transracial Adoption Group
Group meets 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Maple Ave Ministries, 427 Maple Ave. Holland MI