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What happens when empty nesters open their home to a toddler and a first grader?

What happens when empty nesters open their home to a toddler and a first grader?

October 11, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Life goes into warp speed! Imagine rewinding your parenting skills from two decades ago and putting your schedule into overdrive. This is the time for a trained care team from a local church to put the love of God into action and give this family a
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Ever need a hug?

Ever need a hug?

September 29, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
There is nothing cozier than a big hug. Research shows measureable benefits in lower blood pressure, easing stress and strenghening the immune system. You may be thinking you need a hug right now!For children from hard places the need for a hug can h
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Ask and you shall receive....

Ask and you shall receive....

August 11, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
It all began as a vision, to celebrate our foster and adoptive families in our area. This past Sunday it became a reality.
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Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

July 10, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
While you were celebrating Independence Day this past week in the land of the free and the home of the brave, there were dozens of acts of bravery taking place throughout our county. With close to 90 children foster children in Ashland County, these
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It takes a family, a church family, to raise a child.

It takes a family, a church family, to raise a child.

June 24, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Contrary to a popular quote, "It takes a village to raise a child", our current state of affairs in America proves to us that the village has not faired well in raising children. The state and county governments are in desparate need of help to stem
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Attend Volunteer training

Attend Volunteer training

June 1, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Can't foster, then be a supportive friend!
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I can't foster, but I can...

I can't foster, but I can...

May 24, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
You may not be able to open your home to a foster child but you can be a neighbor to a foster family.
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What if the church became the place where abused and neglected children became beloved sons and daughters?

What if the church became the place where abused and neglected children became beloved sons and daughters?

April 21, 2017
Join us this Sunday, April 23, 3-5pm for Trauma Informed Ministry Training. Based on Trust Based Relational Intervention. Increasingly, our children are subject to adverse circumstances in their earliest years of life.
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What's your super power?

What's your super power?

April 21, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
Doing what you love will help children from hard places in our community. These women from Trinity Lutheran use their talents to make beautiful cards. The proceeds from the sales are donated to local ministries.
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I can't foster, but I can...

I can't foster, but I can...

March 27, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
I can't foster but I can . . . How would you finish that sentence? Can you cook a meal once a month? Help out with laundry, or rake a yard? Perhaps you would rather give two times a month to spend a few hours with your "foster grandchildren" or "foster nieces and nephews?"
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It's the first time this happened in 15 years!

It's the first time this happened in 15 years!

March 1, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
This is a message I was blessed to receive along with the above picture. “I have extra kids for the weekend, helping out another family myself. Cathy is fixing dinner for five tonight. A huge blessing for me and for four foster kids.
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Many hands make light work

Many hands make light work

February 20, 2017 Sherry Bouquet
What a beautiful sight to behold when the body of Christ serves children from hard places together. At the beginning of February we had the privilege to wrap a care team from Trinity Lutheran Church around an Ashland Foster Family after a placement
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