FALL FESTIVAL: Bent Tree Bible Fellowship (BTBF) is organizing a fall festival on October 31st, for foster and adoptive families, and Chosen families are invited to join them. To learn more and sign up:
First Thursday of the Month: Chosen Short Devo
Please join us for a short time of inspiration and prayer the first Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 5th, from 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87432275097
We're so excited that the Child to Family Connection is back, on November 14th! We are praying for the 21 featured kids, that God will provide adoptive families for them. Chosen is grateful to be part of this county-wide faith-based initiative to partner with CPS for recruiting. For more information on the event, click here: https://embracetexas.org/the-second-story/
Chosen is partnering with a Ft. Worth- based ministry to deliver meals to foster families around Thanksgiving. Here's the volunteer link:
Looking ahead to Christmas - Monetary donations are needed to support the holiday store for children served by the Collin County Children's Advocacy Center. We'll send more details as Christmas approaches, but if you'd like to go ahead and donate, click here
For the Curious and the Serious - Webinar Series - Great webinar with Nichole Huggins, Director of Special Needs at Prestonwood, who shares her heart for ministering to children with special needs. We will discuss how special needs ministry can be a vital outreach to foster and adoptive families.
For the Curious and the Serious - Webinar Series: Watch webinar from Christian attorney, Eric Freeby. Eric and his staff represent most of the adoption agencies in our state, as well as handle private, independent adoptions, and adoptions through CPS. He will be providing an Adoption 101 presentation - this will be a great time to bring any and all questions related to adoption! Click here for handouts.
Family Play Date: On September 29th, we enjoyed a Family Play Date at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Great to catch up with our friends from Chosen from our Prestonwood Plano campus.
For the Curious and the Serious - Webinar Series: From Oct 24th - Watch webinar from experienced family counselor and adoptive dad Jim Harlow. Jim will shared practical advice on how to connect, build trust, and meet our kids' needs, even in the middle of bad behavior.
For the Curious and the Serious - Webinar Series: For those who missed our webinar on 'Navigating the Public School System to Support my Child'
For previous webinars on informative topics on foster care/adoption, visit our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnjK3er8hKJ-xrmzFqQblgQ?view_as=subscriber
Easter Basket Project
Celebrating everyone's generosity and those who volunteered to create over 100 Easter Baskets for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. These baskets will bless the surge of new children in the past few weeks. CACCC’s mission is to provide safety, healing and justice for children victimized by abuse or neglect in our community.
Each child will receive a fun-filled basket that will include a toy/game/book and Easter candy treats and a tooth brush/toothpaste.
One goal of this ministry is raising awareness regarding the need for families in our area to serve as foster and adoptive parents to children locally and internationally.
There are a number of families currently in Prestonwood Baptist Church that have adopted or currently foster children or are pursing adoption and foster care. This ministry provides support for these families as well as education to deal with the unique nature of foster care and adoption.
As part of this ministry we pray for these families, in addition to, children that are currently awaiting adoption or are in foster care.
There are many families that support foster and adoptive children that are not connected to a local church. Through events, reach out to those families and connect them to the life of Prestonwood.
James 1:27 (ESV) “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world”