Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Opportunity to Help with Asheville Area Foster Event

Hi Alliance Friends!

Below is a message from Erica at DSS. Please consider how your orphan ministry can help with this area event. Thanks!

Volunteers Needed - Any Thoughts?

You were selected for this email because you are well connected and understand the need of kids in foster care (or those in kinship placements). Please let me know if you do not want to receive such emails in the future.

On Saturday, August 7th, from 10 – 2, a collaborative of foster care agencies will be putting on a “Everybody Can Help” event at the Asheville Mall.

We will be focusing on community education and recruiting foster parents – but Clear Channel will also be there doing a live on-site broadcast and the Foster Care Association will be taking donations of items for Back-To-School and pre-holiday giving. This is Tax-Free weekend!

So why am I writing to you? We need volunteers to stand at the mall entrances and hand out flyers as people come in.

It’s a simple, fun, generous way to help kids in care – please consider donating some of your time to this event. And please spread the word! Anyone interested can email or call me anytime: 775-2404 or erica.jourdan@buncombecounty.org

Many thanks for all that you do for/with children!

Warm wishes,


Erica Jourdan, MSW

Recruitment Specialist, Buncombe County DSS

PO Box 7408

Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-775-2404

Fax: 828-250-6235 (include cover sheet)

Email: erica.jourdan@buncombecounty.org

New Carolina Area Alliance

Hi Alliance Friends!

Below is a message from a lady who is compiling contact information on churches that have orphan ministries. She would LOVE to add the churches from our WNC Alliance. You can send your info to Becky Lloyd and she will be glad to pass it along. Thanks!

Becky Lloyd
Signs for Hope

Dear Friends in Adoption and Orphan Care,

We have formed Carolina Christian Alliance for Orphans, a group of churches and other organizations to advance adoption and orphan care. On our website, we want to include churches that provide an adoption and/or orphan ministry. Can you please send me the contact information for your churches so that we can add it to our website.

You can also check-out our website at carolinachristianalliancefororphans.org (I know it is a long one!)

Any other ministries that you think should be added under resources, please let me know. I trust you are all enjoying the summer.

May Blessing Abound,


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Share His Hope- March 2010

Share His Hope Orphan Conference
March 19-20, 2010
Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church
Asheville, NC
Sixteen relevant breakout sessions will include:
How to Start an Orphan Ministry
Beginning the Adoption Journey
and many others
Keynote Speakers will include:
Paul Pennington
Johnny Carr
Dan Cruver
Exhibitors from adoption agencies and ministries will be on hand at the workshop to answer questions and give information!
Registration begins January 25, 2010
For more information, you can email Becky at
**For those in the Alliance who are willing to help with the planning stages, there will be a meeting at Merrimon Ave. Baptist Church on Wed. Jan. 20 at 7:30pm. If you can't make the mtg, but would like to help, just email Becky. **

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reminder- Foster/Adopt Fall Festival

Foster Adopt Fall Festival

Sat. Nov 14, 2009 2pm-5pm
at the Coleman Place
(3rd Fl. Chamber or Commerce 36 Montford Ave. Downtown Asheville)

Information about fostering, older children awaiting adoption-
also crafts for kids, give-aways, and MORE!
For more info call 828-258-5868

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Orphan Sunday and Tabitha's Closet

Reminder- THIS Sunday, Nov. 8th is Orphan Sunday! See below...

Free Concert and Clothing for Foster and Adopted Children

We'd like to invite you and your family to an Event on Orphan Sunday, November 8th from 5-7. The event will include a concert with Steven Curtis Chapman, broadcast live via webcast into the Terrace Hall at Biltmore Baptist Church. Please Note: the time is 5:00, not 4:00 like the poster indicates below (We are in Eastern Time zone, while concert will be in Central). We'll also be collecting used coats (both children and adult sizes) that will be donated to Tabitha's Closet.

That evening, Tabitha's Closet will have gently-used winter children's clothes available for parents of adopted or foster children. We encourage you to come and take what you need, free of charge! If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jill Toth at jtoth44@gmail.com.

Join us and spread the word!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Presbyterian Home for Children- Black Mountain

Hi Alliance Friends-

This message is from Leighton Pauly at the Presbyterian Home for Children here in Black Mountain. These classes are free, so please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in fostering or fostering-to-adopt classes taught in a Christian environment.

Thanks! Lorie

Presbyterian Home for Children in Black Mountain is preparing to hold a 10-week training session for anyone who may be interested in becoming a foster parent. If you have ever thought about becoming a foster parent, this would be an opportunity to explore exactly what it would look like and decide with a trainer if it would be right for you and your family.

Training sessions will begin the 2nd week of January. They will last 10 weeks ending in March, depending on inclement weather. If you are interested and have questions please feel free to contact Leighton Pauly, coordinator of Foster Care at 828. 686.3451 x15 or leighton_phfc@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Orphan Sunday - Nov. 8

Hi Alliance Friends-

The upcoming Orphan Sunday on Nov. 8th will be featured at Biltmore Baptist Church.

The live concert and events scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 in Nashville will be seen live at a simulcast at Biltmore Baptist in Terrace Hall from 5-8pm.

Everyone is invited and this is a family event.

For more information on Orphan Sunday and the Live Event with Steven Curtis Chapman, Dennis Rainey, Jim Daly, visit the Orphan Sunday website at