Monthly Monitor–November 2015

Parent Project next class series begins at Neighborhood Church (3 Crosses), Castro Valley on December1st (Tuesday evenings) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Scheduled classes are always posted at www.ParentProject.com. You can attend the first class without cost to observe before you determine that you want to enroll. In fact, you can attend a single class at any time to simply observe, provided you obtain the facilitator’s approval in advance. Cost for the eight week (24 hour) class series is $150.00 for a single or $250.00 for a couple. Unless your child came into this world with a parenting manual, you need to take this class to avoid likely future unnecessary and often serious, painful, costly and negative consequences! Would your church or Christian school be open to providing a parent skill training series of classes? Any questions or need additional information, call Verne at 510-329-8100.

Paraclete (come-along-side) Family Orientation/Training for Alameda County volunteer families will be January 9th & 16th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hosanna campus, 9998 Crow Canyon Rd., Castro Valley. This ministry is for those ministry oriented families who are prepared to voluntarily come-along-side a hurting community family/single parent by providing voluntary out-of-home (your home) care to community children. This is a church oriented voluntary effort to support and stabilize community families and prevent child abuse. Pastors should contact Hosanna Pathways to see how your Bay Area congregation can provide this ministry through your church to your community. Hosanna trains, approves, manages and administers the volunteer families and children in the program. Your church gets the recognition and benefits while Hosanna assumes the managerial responsibility. Please reply to this email with the name, address, phone number and email address of those who are interested or plan to attend.

Transitional Living Environment/Hosanna Boys’ Ranch/Hosanna Girls’ Ranch is receiving teenagers who have graduated from an alcohol/drug rehab program. Our research reveals that there is a great need of private Christian families (or families who now recognize the need for Christ in their family) in crisis with a child dealing with drug/alcohol addiction for a transitional environment after graduation from an institutional drug/alcohol drug rehab program to a functioning family life. Hosanna will work with both the teenager and his/her parent(s) to reunite the family as a more functional Christian family.

Foster Parent Orientation/Training will occur on January 9th and 16th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at our Hosanna campus, 9998 Crow Canyon Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94552. If you or a friend intends to begin the orientation/training, please reply to this email with the name, address, phone number and email address of those who have an interest in foster parenting. Would your church be willing to sponsor a foster parent training for the benefit of your congregation and your community? Please give us a call and we’ll be most happy to discuss the issue.

Our Lady Guadalupe School, Fremont graciously donated “welcome” backpacks for foster children who are coming into the foster care system and into one of Hosanna’s foster homes. What a wonderful, practical gift which includes toiletry items, toys, stuffed animal, books, flashlight, school supplies, etc. They indicate they intend to assemble more backpacks for even more children. Talk about a blessing for everyone, including the students and the school who are modeling genuine compassion and real care for those who need our support.

End-of-Year Financial Support is always so very critical. The majority of Hosanna ministry outreaches are totally dependent upon the generous support of those who realize how important our community activities are. An example is our animal rescue activity which provides very little revenue, but the cost for feed and supplies is relatively significant. Plus, your donation is your vote of support for those who minister at Hosanna as a labor of love. Thanks for your prayers and financial support.

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