Upcoming Events

Support Groups

Family Support Group - Adoption / Foster Care / Kinship Care

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month

2nd Fridays - Lavonne leads discussion based on material from Karyn Purvis or others

4th Friday we have a special speaker on topics from Attachment, Sensory, Anger....

6:15 pm to 7 pm is a Potluck

7-8 pm is the discussion

Childcare is provided at $2 per child

Room 303

Westminster * (See info at bottom)


September 2012

Together for Adoption Conference - 14-15th Atlanta GA

Lavonne will be speaking and having a booth for Orphan Sunday - come join us and connect with families and learn more in the area of Adoption, Foster Care....

SHOW HOPE - Empower to Connect Conference - Nashville TN

- come hear Karyn Purvis speak on the child from a hard place and how you

can connect with your child.  Michael and Amy Moore of Tapestry Adoption

Support Group - Irving Bible Church, TX will also speak as parents to 4

adopted children on their journey and how they got help and now help others.

Food for Orphans / VisionTrust / Microsoft - Food Packing day for children at risk in SE Asia

this will be held on Friday, September 21st (possibly Sat and Sun as well) - we plan to pack a trailer full of food to ship oversea’s come join us.  RSVP with Lavonne (LavonneD@mail.com)

Snacks will be provided.

Westminster Gym

OctoberBaby Movie Showing - Saturday, September 29th 7 pm, Westminster, Atrium

Movie is Free please register at:


Popcorn and drinks available


November 2012

Orphan Sunday - November 4th 9 am and 10:45 am


Come hear Tom Davis, the writer of the book Fields of the Fatherless speak on Orphans of the World and hear about our launch with the Samaritan School in New Delhi India. We will be working with the kids from the slums, help fund their schooling and travel in Feb 2013 to work with them. Many opportunities...

We will be showing the Orphan Experience and the Orphan Meal. A lunch afterwards will Tom to speak in more detail.  Other organizations who will be there are Safe Families, Lifesong for Orphans and Orphan Sunday/Christian Alliance for Orphans.

National Adoption Day - Saturday, November 17th    

Launch of Human Trafficking Program

We will be working with Compassion2one in establishing training and safe homes

for those who want to help with domestic trafficking in the greater Seattle area.

There will be various areas for you to get involved in making a difference in this growing

issue.  Currently Seattle is in the top 5 of cities in the USA with this problem.


December 2012

Family Christmas Party TBA


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January 2013

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Sunday, January 20th - Afternoon Movie showing of:

OctoberBaby and The Gift of Life

Westminster, Atrium


February 2013

ReFresh Conference - Friday & Saturday - February 8-9, 2013 at OCC

PreConf workshop with Deborah Gray on Thurs Feb 7th

Childcare Camp for both days - register early space is limited to 200 kids ages 6m to 5th grade



March 2013

NW Ministry Conference - This will be held on March 21st - 23rd (details to follow)

- whole segment on Adoption, Foster Care and CEU credits.  Sponsored by

Olive Crest It will be held at Overlake OCC 9900 Willows Rd, NE Redmond 98052


Easter Party for Adoptive/Foster Care Families

Saturday, March 30th  @ 11:30 am - 1 pm, Westminster, room to be announced.

Activities will include lite lunch, crafts, and activities.  You are welcome

to attend the Pancake and Easter Egg Hunt earlier that day at Westminster

(for details on that event, see link below).   

http://www.westminster.org/ ~~~~

April 2012


May 2012

First Annual Mother / Daughter Tea - Fund Raiser

Safe Families Conference - May 1st, 2012

Christian Alliance for Orphans Conference May 2 - 4, 2012

-  2 full packed days of information on Orphan Ministry, Adoption, Foster

care ... You can get adoption credits from many of the sessions and there is

a wealth of knowledge.

Held at:  Nashville TN



Westminster: Westminster Chapel - 13646 NE 24th Street, Bellevue WA 98005

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