“SO SPEAK ENCOURAGING WORDS TO ONE ANOTHER. BUILD UP HOPE SO YOU’LL ALL BE TOGETHER IN THIS, NO ONE LEFT OUT, NO ONE LEFT BEHIND…” 1THESS. 5:11 (THE MESSAGE) Irving MomComm meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month between Sept and May! 9:30am-10:00am- Fellowship in the Patterson Hall, 10:00am-11:00am. Small group discussion. What our Small Group looks like: We meet for prayer and learning how to "mom" together. We discuss Podcast episodes of “God-Centered Mom.” (Episodes are available for free on www.Godcenteredmom.com, or through podcast apps., more info below) We are led by a “CommMom” (group facilitator) and a “Mentor Mom” (a mom with grown kids to mentor moms with younger kids). Free childcare is provided (MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE): Please select a date and reserve childcare at least 48 hours in advance. Should you have any childcare related questions please contact Joel Costa at 954-778-9583 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Joel to reserve childcare for all the meetings if you plan to come to all, then just let him know if you won’t be able to make it. Moms can keep their young babies with them as long as they want.
Here are the dates for the spring semester that can be put on the church calendar if they aren't already: Jan. 15 Feb 5 & 19 March 4 & 18 April 1 & 15 All at 9:30
The last Saturday of each month Hands & Feet gathers to COLLECT & CRAFT for a CAUSE We meet at Patterson Hall at Hackberry Creek Church 2000 Kinwest Parkway in Irving from 9 am – 11:30 pm 2019 Saturday Gatherings: 3/30 4/27 5/25 6/29 7/27 8/31 9/28 10/26
All are welcome – bring your curiosity, and craft with us as we CARE TOGETHER for the marginalized in our community
CURRENT PROJECT: Sleeping Mats for Unsheltered Homeless People made from plastic bags BENEFITS OF THE MATS *Lightweight *easy to clean *padding on hard surfaces *keeps lice and bed bugs away *insulates from weather DISTRIBUTION OF MATS In January 2020 we’ll team with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance which conducts the federal census each year of the unsheltered homeless people in our community. In the cold of the night, WE’LL CARE TOGETHER counting people, offering sleeping mats, hand warmers and prayers. Contact Laurie McElroy, Ann Sparks, Susan Ervin or Denise Woodward for more details! “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4
HANDS & FEET presents This fall HANDS & FEET is raising awareness of the victims of sexual/human trafficking in our community. Human Trafficking has become forefront throughout the world and has gained a lot of exposure. However, the perception was that this was only occurring in Third World countries and not in our own backyard. American children are being bought and sold as sexual slaves. Every year thousands of children are trapped in trafficking. Sexual Human Trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing down. And it is happening here in America, in Texas, in Dallas to our children.
Refuge City brings dreams to those whose dreams were shattered and hope to those who have lost hope. Our local, compassionate advocate, Barbara Rodriguez from Refuge City will be our keynote speaker. The Refuge City Outpatient Program brings healing and aid to youth rescued from trafficking and/or sexual exploitation. Learn how to detect signs of youth being trafficked and what opportunities are available for serving the victims of sex trafficking. Come and share a meal with your neighbors!
We are accepting donations of blank paint canvases and art supplies for Refuge City’s art therapy program. If you are unable to bring your donation to the luncheon, a collection bin is available at the Hands & Feet kiosk through the end of October. For more information about Refuge City visit https://refuge-city.org/
To register for this event: email email@example.com with "AWARENESS LUNCHEON" on the subject line. Let us know your name and how many people will be attending OR Sign up in the lobby at Hackberry Creek Church at the Hands & Feet kiosk.
COLLEGE CARES/ARMED SERVICES MINISTRY: Please stop by the table in the narthex today and write a note of encouragement to one of our college students or a word of thanks to those serving in the armed services.
We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon!
Hackberry Creek Church 2000 Kinwest Parkway, Irving, Tx 75063 972-869-3920