MOSAIC exists to empower foster and adoptive families through community, mentoring, education,
wrap-around support and encouragement.
HIS KIDS "NEXT STEPS AFTER ORPHAN SUNDAY" WORKSHOPS
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.
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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
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