CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Giving Trees Festival

Wander through a Wonderland of Inspiring & Creative Christmas Trees decorated by Waco owned businesses and organizations! Featuring trees decorated by Clint and Kelly Harp of HGTV's hit show "Fixer Upper" and Christi Proctor of TLC's hit show "Trading Spaces"!! Don't miss out on seeing custom decorated trees from 27 local businesses and organizations that will be on display and compete for one of 15 design categories which will be judged by special guest judges Senator Brian Birdwell and Christi Proctor. Category winners will be announced at Noon, just before the live auction on Sunday, December 4th. See beautifully decorated trees provided by Hey Sugar! Candy Store, Design Superstore, Barefoot Campus Outfitters, Sweetness Desserts and much much more!! For more information, go to www.TheGivingTreesFestival.com.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on December 4, 2016 thanks to the support of our sponsor Atmos Energy. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Free Professional Development on Supporting Veterans’ Children through Transitions

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Myriam Virella, Military Child Education Coalition Myriam.virella@militarychild.org or (254) 953-1923 x 1119 Professionals Invited to Participate in One-Day Interactive Course on Supporting Veterans’ Children through Transitions Professional development course on December 9 will focus on the unique transition issues children face when their parents separate from the military. WACO – Parents, professionals, and interested adults near Waco, Texas are invited to participate in a one-day interactive course through the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). The course, Supporting Veterans’ Children through Transitions, creates an environment for youth-serving educators, professionals, and parents to learn about the unique transition issues children face when their parents voluntarily or involuntarily transition from military to civilian life. Anyone concerned about the welfare of military kids is invited to enroll in this face-to-face course, held on December 9, 2016. The course will take place at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, 100 Research Parkway, Waco, TX 76704 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Participants are also eligible to earn Continuing Education Units. This course is sponsored by The Allergen Foundation and there is no cost to participants. The course explores the academic and social-emotional implications for children and youth when their parents transition out of the military. It also identifies the needs of military and veteran-connected children whose parents have died, been wounded, or have combat-related illnesses. Participants will discover resources and integrate positive strategies to support veterans’ children. MCEC is an accredited Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. MCEC is also a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clo

Sunday, January 1, 2017

MEN'S THURSDAY MORNING ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP (PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTIONS)

Men’s Weekly Accountability Group for PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION TERRY ERMOIAN 254-751-9360 Men’s Weekly Accountability Group Waco currently has a Men’s Accountability Support Group that meets every Thursday morning for the past 16 years. The group facilitator is Terry Ermoian who is the Executive Director of Pure Freedom Ministry, Inc. The group meets at Terry’s home @ 8602 Oakdale Drive, Woodway, Texas 76712 or you may call 254-751-9360. What is said their stays there. Confidentiality is important and the Men have a special bonding with each other helping each other maintain Sexual Purity. Here men receive Love and Support, not Condemnation. Most Bible studies or men’s groups that they have attended in the past would only chastise them or make them feel unacceptable. This is not another Men's Bible Study. We deal with the everyday issues that confront us. Our Men’s group is a safe haven where men can talk about anything and look forward to attending each week. You can check out their web page @ purefreedomministry.org. There is also an on-line course you can take @ freeinchrist.org. The course specifically leads people out of the bondage of pornography addiction. Free in Christ. Org. is a Christ-centered teaching ministry equipping the church to help people find freedom in Christ. Men may enroll on line in the Bible study and learn the biblical principles for freedom from pornography. If someone wishes to take the course there is a cost of $25.00 you are also provided a Mentor to work with you. The program is and off shoot of the original Setting Captives Free.com course, which no longer exists. The on line course will serve as the backdrop for this accountability group. The goal of the group will be to support one another during the journey toward freedom and beyond. When someone falls, we will help them return to God’s grace without beating them up. We will give glory and honor to God for the work He has done in our lives.