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Game Time! - ms-jackson

May Update:

We had a great time this past Sunday! Not only did we have fabulous food, but also made real fresh water pearl necklaces! Each girl received one large pearl, and a length of leather lace to make her own, made to fit, choker/necklace. As part of the devotional we used the parable of the Pearl of Great Price comparing the girls to the valuable pearl that Jesus gave all He had to purchase. I purchased a real oyster from Amazon and used it as an object lesson illustrating the true value of any person is hidden inside. The outside may not give a hint to the treasure inside but God sees us as we really are and Jesus was willing to die to purchase us. When we opened the oyster we found 25 small pearls of different kinds. None were perfect just as we are not perfect. We showed them pictures of mother of pearl as well as pieces of jewelry made from it.

 

 

We explained that pearls are created because of an irritation that entered the oyster. As we learn to overcome irritations we become beautiful people of greater character. The girls were so excited to open the oyster and pull out the pearls! Each girl was able to keep one pearl as well as her necklace. We had so much fun! And the best part is I think they really got the fact that Jesus considered them worth the price He paid to save them. Thanks to all the ladies who baked and came to help!

May Update: - sc-charleston

There is no place we would rather be on a Tuesday night…

Because playing games with these precious girls is just sooo much fun!

And eating and hanging out with them is priceless!

Thank you to all the women who share their time with these amazing girls.

Baking Up Love! - oh-cincinnati

May Update!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first workshop with Lighthouse! This month, we made dream catchers with the girls. As we talked about life, love, and our dreams with the girls, we also made sure they knew that Chicktime Cincinnati is here to stay & we plan on making many, many more memories with them! The girls all received their own journals to write down their dreams and goals in as well!

Arts and Crafts Fun! - tx-galveston

May Update:

Our time with the kids this month was over-the-top special. We had so much fun playing games and sharing food together.

Everyone seemed connected….

We know our workshop was God approved…

We felt HIS presence….

And so did the kids…..

We also talked to the kids about the resent school shooting as it was in all of our minds.
We encouraged then to let people know if they were hurting,
We told them that it was OK to not be OK and that it was ok to ask for help.
We also encouraged them to be “That” person that reaches out to those who seem lost and lonely, to speak up against bullying any and every time they encountered it.
But most importantly we let them know that God loves them and they we loved them.
We made ourselves available during the event to them and several came up to us and shared some of their stories and some of their pain.
We need to pray for our children,
They are indeed hurting.

Special thanks to Rosie Rodriguez and Dianna Garza-Martinez for leading this amazing event and to our volunteers Kimberly Chung, Arien, Sean Janoe and Valdez Jesi.

Summer Celebration! - tx-bulverde

May Update:

Chicktime Bulverde had a wonderful time celebrating Cinco de May! The children used their creativity to transform each drawing into an individual work of art. We can’t wait to see them melded together in one collage!

The celebration wouldn’t of been the same without Pinata Time!

We will have more fun next month…Join us!

Beauty on a Budget! - oh-akron

May Update:

Chicktime Akron …..

Today we had such a fun time learning to crochet !

 Join us next month as we build our chapter and establish our legacy!!

Ice Cream Social & Karaoke Time! - tx-sanmarcosempowered

You Are Beautiful! - mo-kansascity

Aloha! - ga-evans

 

May Update:

Our May tea party didn’t quite go as planned but that’s okay! We knocked out our orientation and were given two thumbs up to pass to our incoming volunteers!!!! SafeHomes is amazing and they are super excited to have us!

What blessings the lord is working in our lives and community!!!

Party Like A Pineapple! - al-dothan

May Update:

The Alabama heat was blazing but we sure had fun in the sun at Chicktime today! Caitlin Gowan Jones and Michaela Jones led their annual summer bash.

Our FUN was over the top this month!

From a water balloon fight, slipping and sliding in bubbles, tye dying towels, and making homemade ice cream…

To smiles galore everywhere!!

Our hearts were happy to be in this place and this time to serve!

The JOY was contagious!

A few of us even headed to Newk’s for a late lunch afterwards for good food and conversation around the table! Thank you to everyone who joined us today & we can’t wait to see YOU next month!

 

#chicktimedothan #abch #dolifeBIG #newks #summerfun☀️ #iLoveChicktime

Kick Off Party! - mi-grandrapids

Summertime Fun! - tx-sanantonio

May Update:

Another beautiful day at Boysville! We were blessed to have Betty Fernandez lead our workshop.

The girls had a fantastic time channeling their creativity as they painted, stenciled and embellished cosmetic bags and visors.

They also braided some bracelets. It’s always fun to spend time with friends on a Saturday morning and do something fun.

What are you waiting for? Join us next month!

Embracing Summer! - fl-springhill

May Update:

Our workshop leader had to cancel due to a family emergency. So with those “lemons” we made lemonade…Literally!

We played icebreakers and made strawberry shortcake and Lemonade!!! We cut up fresh strawberries and raspberries to add to our lemonade for a special summer treat!!

Hope to see you next month….

Ice Cream Surprises - ca-sacramento

May Update:

Devoted Chicktime Sacramento Volunteers showed up to love and encourage the kids at the Children’s Receiving Home today!

A special thanks to Beatriz Schaller, Beatrice Galfre DDS, the best dentist ever, for her donation of toothbrushes, toothpaste.and dental floss for all the kids. They loved them.

Noting is more rewarding than working with these kids.

Join us next month!

Manis and Snacks! - ma-springfield

May Update:

Another great Saturday with Christina’s House this past Saturday. We made planters and conducted science experiments! #scienceexperiment #scienceproject #planterbox #fun #qualitytime #thankful #love

 

 

 

 

Faith Study See Yourself as God Sees You Part 3 - *chicktimefaith

We live in a day and age where the enemy, through society, is trying to erode and distort our identity. Learning to know who we are in God and walk in His perfect way will help us as we face the day-to-day trials of life. Join us for a timely topic called Learning to See Yourself as God Sees You. If you’ve never been to a meeting, please give it a try! if you have been but haven’t been back in a while, this might be a good time to come back as we have tweaked our format. Hope to see you Tuesday night!
 
Faith Meeting – See Yourself as God Sees You Part 3
Tue, May 22, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
 
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June News - tx-canyonlake

Chicktime-june2018

 

May Update

Thanks to Beth Ann for leading a wonderful day of spiritual growth and thought provoking activities for the girls at New Life.  One of our volunteers was touched by the girls who prayed with Valerie at the testimonial station.  What a wonderful experience to see our New Life girls restored by God’s nurturing love.  Thanks to the over 25 volunteers who came to spend this special day with these special girls.

Legacy Is Born - nj-franklintownship

Meeting The Founder - va-richmond

Earlier this month, our Chapter Founder and Leader, London, got to meet the Founder of Chicktime, Inc, Lori Rhodes! Over yummy pizza they chatted about life, love, and the legacy that will someday be Chicktime Richmond!

Hooping it Up! - mi-detroit

May Update:

What a blessed event ! God is always with us 💗
The room was filled with fun times and laughter throughout. We served 75 girls with love ,entertainment, prizes, gifts and of course food !! This video can only capture a tiny bit of what this experience is like in person !!

Paper Flower Making…. - ca-sandiego

May Update:

Our day in Paris was spectacular!!

We had Parisian delicacies….

Delicieux!

We also had Eiffel Tower building contest and fashion glasses…

We had an amazing time sharing the culture of Paris with the girls at Casa de Amparo!

Everything was ouh-la la!!

Everyone Has a Story! - tx-fortworth

May Update:

Camp Heart Weekend May 2018 –

Art/Music painting with friends workshop, painting horses, confidence (high) obstacle course, fishing, basketball, nature hike, sand art, hayride, free time and award ceremony and S’mores by the fireside …. Wow!!

Can’t wait to do this all over again at Camp Heart Oct 2018!!! If you would like to be a blessing to the children who are impacted by domestic violence, please think about joining Chicktime at the fall 2018 Camp Heart event or at any of our monthly FUN group events with SafeHaven. Check out our events calendar at www.chicktime.com for more information and to sign up. #campheartmay2018 #chicktimefortworthrocks

Art Time! - il-springfield

May Update:

Tonight we all worked together to practice our job interview skills. We also got to play with the cutest kiddos!!! Dinner was delicious as always.There are a couple of our loved volunteers that did not make it into our picture tonight.

Feeling thankful for the privilege of coming together month after month to serve!

Join us!

Old to New! - tx-humble

May Update:

What an awesome workshop because of these awesome ladies!!

So much fun making Mother’s Day Cards!

#MothersDay    #Love    #Crafts   #ChickTimeHumble

Decisions! Decisions! - tx-houston

May Update:

Once again, Mr. Lee educated and entertained the girls at Krause by teaching more outdoor survival skills.

Emergency shelter, fire building, and navigating without a compass were demonstrated.

And the girls enjoyed a traditional outdoor snack of trail mix!

Join us next month for more fun!

It’s Another Monday FUNday! - mo-stlouis

May Update:

What a night at Fontebella!!!!! We met 2 new mommies to be (they were amazing) AnD…AND had 3 super incredible new chicks join Chicktime St. Louis! 😍 Welcome Rachel, Felicia & Renee!


We made banners tonight & they turned out so well!! Everyone was so creative and made beautiful banners for their babies. Maybe it was the dinner on a stick or the ice cream sundaes that sparked the creativity but it was so impressive!!

We love it when a plan comes together!


Thank you, everyone, for all you do to make our fab Chicktime fam so great!!!

Sun and Fun!! - in-indianapolis

May Update:

The ladies loved being pampered this month!

Join us next month~ We would love to serve with you.

Bible Journaling Fun! - ga-conyers

May Update:

What an incredibly fun day! Thank you, Selina for teaching the girls sign language and talking about your ministry, Deaf Heartbeat.

I am so inspired by your story every time you share it.

Thank you for playing games with us that were fun and reinforced the importance of being able to communicate.

Today was fantastic!!

Joyfully,

Heather

Chicktime Conyers

Pool Paaarrrty! - tx-missionrgv

Spring Picnic! - nj-middletown

Schools Out!! - mn-bloomington

May Update:

Barb totally rocked zumba with the teens and counselor Sam at Cornerstone in May! And Miss Karen made a return visit to teach the sweet little girls origami.

We are so excited about our June workshop!! Hope you will join us!

Graduation Fun! - tx-missionrgv

 

May Update:

For April, in addition to the Open House @ our charity partner, RGV Children’s Home, Chicktime Mission lovingly restored the children’s prayer garden. We had so much fun that we have decided to adopt the prayer garden and make the annual spruce up part of our chapter’s legacy at the Rio Grande Valley Children’s Home!

 

Slime Time!! - ok-tulsa

May Update:

May’s event was a big hit! We made tye dye T shirts! 

Groovy. Big shout out to Khandis Marie and Heather Steele for being our far out fab leaders.

Also thank you our volunteers! Love you guys to the moon!

Faith Bible Study – See Yourself as God Sees You Pt 2 - *chicktimefaith

We live in a day and age where the enemy, through society, is trying to erode and distort our identity. Learning to know who we are in God and walk in His perfect way will help us as we face the day-to-day trials of life. Join us for a timely topic called Learning to See Yourself as God Sees You. If you’ve never been to a meeting, please give it a try! if you have been but haven’t been back in a while, this might be a good time to come back as we have tweaked our format. Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Faith Bible Study – See Yourself as God Sees You Pt 2
Tue, May 15, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

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Chicktime’n! - ny-syracuse

Lookin’ good in our Chicktime swag

Welcome, Chicktime Syracuse! - ny-syracuse

Flower Pot Love! - ma-springfield

April Update:

We had so much fun @ our first workshop with the kids and moms of Christina’s House! They LOVED all of the healthy snacks we shared with them and taught them how to make!!! We can’t wait to see them all again soon and we would love for YOU to join us =}

Science and Slime! - dc- washington

May Update:

For our springtime fun workshop, we made Birds out of paper plates and had cool feathers to go along with it. The kids really got creative in their designs. We also had the pleasure of being joined by the founder of Chicktime MsLori Rhodes. We would like to Thank you for your vision, we’re so happy you were able to join us!

May Update: - fl-fortmyers

The kids so enjoyed the soccer clinic!

There were given a chance to show their athletic skills. They had the most fun during the warmup drills where they were divided into two groups and competed!

The loosing team had to do push-ups. Even the mentors played!

Chicktime Rocks!

Chicktime Founder in Akron! - oh-akron

Earlier this week we got to meet the founder of Chicktime, Lori Rhodes.

We had a wonderful time and we have so many great things ahead for Chicktime Akron!

Lori’s vision for Chicktime Chapters in every group home across the Nation is breathtaking!

The Chicktime website has details on how that vision got started and we encourage you to read it and join us here in Akron as we carry out the mission!

Baking Fun!! - sc-greenville

May Update:

What an incredible turn out! We very much appreciate all of the kind ladies from Take Heart Church!!!

There are no words to express how special this event was for us as a chapter that is just beginning! It gives me very much faith that this where the lord wants us to be!!!

#chicktimegreenville #cincodemayo #tasslesfordays Michelle Coker Jeffers Maranda Alisha Plana Biediger

Stained Painting!! - tx-boerne

May Update:

Today we celebrated Cinco de Mayo🎉🇲🇽

Our wonderful host this month was Emily Berset, she is the art teacher at Kendall!
She taught the girls how to make tissue flowers! The girls had a great time!

 Thank you to Paul’s Gourmet Popcorn for donating the yummy popcorn🍿! And Dulces La Molienda for donating the wonderful Mexican candy! 🍬

Thank you to all our volunteers ! We will see you next month!

Tea Time! - ga-evans

May Fun:

We had so much fun visiting with the Founder of Chicktime, Lori Rhodes, last week!!! We are so excited to begin serving our charity partner, SafeHomes, soon!!!

Will YOU join us?

#ChicktimeEvans #safehomes #iLoveChicktime

Faith Study – See Yourself as God Sees You - *chicktimefaith

see yourself

We live in a day and age where the enemy, through society, is trying to erode and distort our identity. Learning to know who we are in God and walk in His perfect way will help us as we face the day-to-day trials of life. Join us for a timely topic called Learning to See Yourself as God Sees You. If you’ve never been to a meeting, please give it a try! if you have been but haven’t been back in a while, this might be a good time to come back as we have tweaked our format. Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Faith Bible Study – Seeing Yourself as God Sees You 
Tue, May 8, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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Gardens of Love! - tx-sacentral

April Update:

And our hearts are full…..

Chicktime SA Central went in a 2 HOUR OVERTIME!! No one wanted it to end!
Thank you Ms. Anna for leading this month and the lovely ladies who joined us as volunteers to make it all happen!

What a reminder that we are all a masterpiece created lovingly and uniquely!

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Thank you to the service men and women of the US Air Force who helped us unload, set up, and not only fed the children of St PJs but the Chicktime volunteers (which included ribs 😋 too!!)

…until next month

Let’s Jam!! - az-mesa

April Update:

We made paper dragons and played bowling with the kiddos at our April workshop!

It was a great night….

So much love in one room! We love Chicktime!

Pillows and Sheets Needed! - tx-uvalde

May News - tx-canyonlake

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April Update

It’s Luau time at New Life!  Thanks to the sweet ladies from Mount Olive Lutheran Church led by Sandra Hatchett we had a fun filled day of Hawaiian themed activities.  Sandra led the game station in the gym.  We had an exciting round of limbo that the girls loved.  All kinds of games were spread around the gym for the girls to play and tossing the huge beach balls was a favorite activity.  Phyllis led the Island craft station.  The girls made beautiful hibiscus flowers, Tiki masks and fish sand art.  Melissa led the Tiki snack station.  Delicious brownies were decorated like Tiki masks, gummies were used to make octopus snacks and also we decorated rice crispy treats.  Thanks ladies for a great day of fun with the precious girls at New Life Children’s Center.

 

Coming Together… - oh-cincinnati

Chicktime Cincy is busy preparing for our 1st workshop with Lighthouse and we are SO excited!!

Thank you to Tessa (aka the sweetest Volunteer Coordinator ever) for hanging out with us this afternoon and helping us get prepared to serve!!

If you’d like to join us, please contact Taylor at cincinnati@chicktime.com today so that we can help you complete a few volunteer requirements in advance!!! #bethelight #chicktimecincy

Beautiful YOU! - mo-kansascity

 

April Update:

Had another meaningful morning with some amazing girls today! Thanks so much to Teresa McCormick Brewer for doing another wonderful Windshield Workshop for us!

If you ever find yourself lost, needing a bit of motivation, help with goal setting, life in general, reach out to Teresa coaching is definitely her calling💜

Faith Bible Study – David V. Goliath - *chicktimefaith

david goliath

 

David vs. Goliath – a classic story taught to people of all ages…but there are some things people get wrong and so much more to the story that is often overlooked…come join us to plumb new depths of the story and be encouraged like never before!

Faith Bible Study David V. Goliath 
Tue, May 1, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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Project Impact! - tx-sanmarcosgjc

April Update:

Chicktime San Marcos is determined to make an impact. One event at a time!

Identifying healthy relationships, & understanding your worth is vital for the next generation. Thank you so much Diane De Leon Perez & Ashley Celeste Gutierrez for sharing your story and providing keys and info about the red flags that will assist our youth & young adults in identifying abusive relationships. I’m so humbled to serve with you both 💕! #lovewhatido #purposedriven #determinedtomakeanimpact

Cinco De Mayo! - tx-bulverde

April Update:

Thank you to the amazing sisters of Sigma Delta Lambda Texas A&M San Antonio for helping Chicktime Bulverde make today so much fun for the children at SJRC home. Everyone enjoyed the carnival 🎡 games, snacks, and music…we all learned how to stroll!

Tea Time! - tx-sanmarcosempowered

April Update:

Hats! Hats! and More Hats!

They were all so different, but all so awesome!

It was great to see the visiting  between each woman present! Our workshops allow this encouragement!

Every woman should own a hat…don’t you agree?

“And the beauty of a woman, with the passing years only grows!” Audry Hepburn

Aloha Party! - tx-galveston

April Update:

God always provides…..

From the heart…

Well this past  week I was really sweating it because my cousin passed away and I knew I needed to go to Mexico for his funeral! It was Chicktime Weekend and Diana, our other Chicktitime co-learder,  could not attend because her daughter had her first volleyball tournament of the season and my sister had her granddaughters birthday party and well let’s just say there were a lot of obstacles to me leaving for a family funeral and Chicktime happening!!

 I called my cousin Ana, who was signed up as the monthly leader and had been coming faithfully for over a year now  and asked her if she thought she could do it alone ~(she was bringing two volunteers with her) her two nieces Abby and Andréa Arriata. She said “of course cousin”!

She did an amazing job, she said that when she got there she could hear the girls inside saying “it’s Chicktime, Chicktime is here”

The experience was life changing for the new volunteers and they can’t wait to come back. The devil wanted Chicktime Galveston not to happen this past Saturday, but God is so much more powerful.

We continute to build our Chicktime chapter and are so grateful when GOD provides just the right amount of volunteers to put on our monthly activity….with or without me!

All for HIS glory,
Elvia Gomez​

Skin Care, Color and Confidence! - ks-kansascity

April Update:

Had another meaningful morning with some amazing girls today! Thanks so much to Teresa McCormick Brewer for doing another wonderful Windshield Workshop for us!

If you ever find yourself lost, needing a bit of motivation, help with goal setting, life in general, reach out to Teresa coaching is definitely her calling💜

Painting With A Twist! - fl-springhill

April Update:

At our  Chicktime April Workshop, our leader, Michelle, a Belly Dancing Teacher, taught us how to belly dance! The kids at the youth shelter had so much fun! We also had a flower crown craft -using flowers, headbands, and a hot glue gun (operated by us of course) !

To finish off the day, we had Greek food (as well as American 😂😂)! What a beautiful morning! Please join us in May! Our workshops need you, but more importantly, the teens at the youth shelter need you!

Summer Bash! - al-dothan

April Update:

Sometimes, more often than not, we wonder if the kids are going to enjoy the activities we have planned for Chicktime that month. Our workshop leaders spend weeks preparing and planning the day in their mind… usually down to the minute… but, the one thing we can never really account for is how the kids will receive it! It’s the unknown variable of volunteering.

Admittedly, Ms. Ashley Danielle was a little nervous heading into this month’s Poetry Workshop. Would the kids enjoy it? Would they want to participate? Praise God that we are blessed to serve some of the most incredible children in the world & they are always excited for whatever we have planned for them! With the help of Sally Ann, Ranah McSween, Penny Sue Cochran, Lynn Rivera Cade, and Mr. Justin, we were able to pull off one awesome afternoon of poetry and creativity!

We began the day by piecing together lines of Langston Hughes’ “Harlem” in the order we thought they should be in. It was fun to see all the different ways that the kids put the poem together & who got closest to the original version. We also learned about several types of poetry & some of the different tools that poets use to create their masterpieces. As we studied several different pieces, the kids began to get more acquainted with some of the world’s greatest writers… although, they weren’t too sure what to think of Edgar Allen Poe!!! Each child received their own notebook today and we began filling the pages with their very own poetry! We can’t wait to hear their next great masterpiece!!!

#chicktimedothan #iLoveChicktime #loveservegive #dolifeBIG #abch #nationalpoetrymonth

We are planning to go have a late lunch/early dinner after Chicktime and anyone that would like to join us is WELCOME

Bling Brushes! - tx-corpuschristi

April Update:

Another beautiful workshop …..

The girls had an indoor Easter Egg hunt due to the weather and they had the best time!

They will get to crack them outside on a sunny day.

Alot of their eggs had “Bunny Bucks” and they got to purchase items at our little store of goodies.

The girls got to make flower headbands too!

 A huge thank you to H-E-B for the drinks and snacks and to all our volunteers who continue to give of their time and talents to the children at BokenKamp Children’s Home.  Enjoy the pictures ♡ & Blessings to all!

Express Yourself! - ca-sacramento

April Update:

Planting with a purpose….

What do plants need to grow, what do you need to grow.

We celebrated Earth Day with some planting, pot decorating and a Mother Earth project…

What’s a gardening activity without some good old dirt cups for dessert!

Hello Summer! - tx-sanantonio

April Update:

Today we gathered as we do every month at Boysville to lead an activity with the teen girls who live there. We don’t ever know what the mood or dynamics will be of the girls that come to us on a given Chicktime Saturday~ they are not only teenagers, but teenagers who for whatever reason can’t live safely in their own home. We can only imagine that they feel some sort of hopelessness and perhaps have broken hearts about what has led them to live at Boysville. Before the girls came to us today, we gathered in prayer with the volunteers to ask God to bless our time and help the girls see HIM in us and by the tone of the workshop HE did just that. The girls came with open hearts and smiles and were ever so engaging in our activity and conversation. Workshop leader, Rosario Barrios, taught us how to make prayer bracelets. Learning how to make the bracelets initially takes a little bit of determination and practice, but once the girls learned how to make the special knots they were so proficient and proud! Rosario explanined to the girls that in the Catholic faith, these bracelets can be used like Rosaries to pray a specific prayer like the Hail Mary. The bracelets, however, are to help all Christians be faithful to a prayer life. Wearing the bracelets help us to remember to just be still and pray. They can help us be more focused in prayer by touching each knot and praying for someone specifically or in gratitude about someone/something. The lesson was that prayer is crucial in our relationship with our Savior and brings us closer to HIM.
What we can tell you about our time with these beautiful children of God is that if we don’t show and tell them about having a life of grace and abundance, who will? Bringing hope and healing to a child who has none is part of the mission of Chicktime San Antonio and we are so blessed to have volunteers every month who are not scared of the mission, but embrace it with us! We ended our time together with yummy food and a big group prayer. God is good!

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Fiesta Foreva! - az-phoenix

Chicktime Phoenix is looking to add one more Co-Leader to our team! If you are interested, contact us today!!!

April Update:

Chicktime was wonderful this month! We have such a different model … kids and Moms. As we were finishing up one of the Moms asked if we were affiliated with a church or something. I was so happy to share Chicktime’s beginnings, and Christ centered mission.

She said “I knew it”. I explained also that because people come from all backgrounds we aren’t allowed to share Christ or play Christian music. (I still do when we are setting up). She was very grateful that we were there and gave them a fun time for themselves and their children. We had fun too. The kids are so cute and funny. We love these children so much!

The staff is very helpful as well. Its like a big family there and as new families come in they are just assimilated into the family.

Let’s Get Crafty! - va-richmond

 

April Update:

These photos maybe don’t show much. Today was Chicktime Richmond’s first event. And I was our only volunteer that came. To be completely open, I just felt like a failure for not recruiting more volunteers.

However, about ten kids showed up. Ten kids who were at Hilliard House shelter for being homeless.

One of these pictures is of a cupcake decorated by a 9 year old girl who had been living on the street with her grandma and 2 year old sister, and she gave me a hug today.

So, to me, these pictures show a lot. They show happy kids, getting to have a cupcake

Crocheting With Love! - oh-akron

April Update:

Chicktime Akron had our first successful event today!!!

We planted pallet veggie gardens. Our girls are homeless between 16-22. Now we have planted cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, and cantelope for them to have healthy options to eat this summer! We had a little pizza party also!

Faith Study – Beatitudes Conclusion - *chicktimefaith

Chicktime Faith Study – Beatitudes Conclusion 
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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Pearl of Great Price! - ms-jackson

April Update:

April is a month of promise, of Spring just around the corner, of new life coming forth, bringing us out of cold weather and bleak landscapes into a warmth in the breezes, and a time of refreshing… Refreshing that finally relieves the stress of a long or harsh winter.
And this is what Brenda and daughter Mindy spoke about to our precious young ladies…Stress.  Brenda has a soothing, comforting voice, just perfect to tell others about how she handles stress.  Mindy has a vivacious refreshing personality and her input was very valuable.  Brenda began by giving four points to help deal with stress:
1. Give all your worries and stress to God
2. Pray-God doesn’t always remove the problems but He strengthens us to go through them.
3. Be quiet inside, find a quiet place in the middle of turmoil.  Real stress is not what is going on around us, but is more about what’s going on inside us.
4. Quickly forgive.  Being easily offended can keep you stressed.  Jesus said on the cross “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”, and if He could forgive them during that terribly stressful time, we can surely forgive the people in our lives.
Brenda and Mindy then taught the girls to make Stress Balls, using colorful balloons and flour.  Such a fun time!


Carolyn then set out the Bingo game cards and we all had a super happy time as first Mindy and then Ashleigh called out the numbers, and the girls “stressed” in a really fun way, competing to be the first to loudly shout “BINGO”, and to win a prize!
The best prize of the day was to see their stress melt away in a friendly and joyfully rowdy, happy time!  What a blessing and honor to have been participants in this good time!  We are looking forward to May’s event!

Welcome, Kelly! - ar-littlerock

Bling…Bling! - sc-charleston

April Update:

These are the wonderful volunteers that showed up to make our April Workshop awesome!

Science Night was a hit!

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We tested theories and had a lot of trial and error…..but hey! isn’t that what science is all about?

The girls had a blast and so did we!

Join us next month….

Mothers Day Crafting! - tx-humble

April Update:

When your mission is to encourage, inspire, and increase self-esteem to the children living at Family Time Shelter…you can’t help but smile when that happens!

Arts and Crafts day at Chicktime Humble was so fun…and the yummy treats were a hit too!

It’s such a blessing when our volunteers come out to make our workshops happen!

Special shout out to workshop leader ( and Chicktime Humble co-leader), Yolanda Prince Rodgers Pratt for putting this fun event together!

Until next month….

Crafts and a Meal! - il-springfield

April Update:

Our April workshop was beautiful! Our time at the shelter is every bit of challenging as it is life changing! In addition to our monthly workshops, we are sponsoring a living room and hoping to fill it with uplifting and encouraging books. Remodeling is underway!! Our charity partner is getting a much needed refresh and we are excited to be a part of that! We are hoping it will be a place for the women to renew and encourage each other. We are excited to begin furnishing this space!

Wonderlust…Again! - tx-houston

April Update:

Yee-haw we had a fun time at our April Country Western Line Dancing workshop!

Volunteers and the teens who live at Krause Children’s Center had a little Boot Scootin Boogie Fun!!

Big thanks to Shelli for teach us C & W line dancing!

Who knew it could be so much fun and a great workout!

Hope to see everyone next month!

Carnival Time! - mi-detroit

April Update:

Today’s event topped the charts!! Ms Bettie prayed over our event as she told the story of the true meaning of Easter to the girls. I cannot express in words here just how awesome this event was!! (You had to be there)

There was so much peace ,love and joy and sheer happiness in the room!! Jesus was with all of us as we welcomed Him into our hearts 💕!

Our God is an awesome GOD !! Blessed beyond words

Spa Party! - in-indianapolis

April Update:

The ladies LOVED playing Bingo at Chicktime this month!

And we LOVED spending time with them!!!

Let’s Learn Sign Language! - ga-conyers

April Update:

What a great time we had painting with the girls at our April Workshop!

Each painting uniquely made from the heart….

It’s amazing to hear the girls talk about the connections they have made since we started our Chicktime Chapter and volunteering once a month at Elks!

They aren’t the only ones who feel connected ….

These workshops are life changing for the girls and well as the volunteers.

Join us as we continue our mission of intentional  love and encouragement.

Bedding Drive! - al-birmingham

As you know, we recently made the decision that our May, June, and July workshops will need to be canceled due to the Grace House schedule.The girls have so much going on this summer so instead of having workshops we’re going to spend this time gathering up some supplies for the girls! Our first opportunity to serve in this way is by hosting a bedding drive! We are asking for donations of sheets, blankets, and pillows in various sizes that we will gift to the Grace House girls!
If you can help us fill this need, please contact Macey or Kirstin today!

 
 

April Update:

We had so much fun making a joyful noise unto the Lord with our Grace House girls this month!

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

A Day In Paris! - ca-sandiego

April Update:

Chicktime April Workshop was uplifting and the reason why we come back every month!

We decorated rocks with positive messages in hopes that the messages would be resonate in the hearts of the girls we serve.

We had a lovely meal together that gives us the opportunity to listen and to encourage.

People from all over the world sent notes of inspiration and kindness to our girls at Casa.

Humbling and amazing.

Join us next month! We’ll be here!

Arts & Crafts Fun! - ar-littlerock

April Update! - tx-missionrgv

April Update:

 

Thank you to everyone who attended RGV Children’s Home’s Open House! We had so much fun supporting our charity partner and learning more about how we can get MORE involved and really being a bright spot in these children’s lives! Stay tuned for more details coming soon about our May event… it’s going to be AMAZING!

Welcome, Anastasia! - oh-akron

Chicktime Faith Study – Beatitudes Part 7 - *chicktimefaith

 

Join us as we continue our series on Beatitudes! If you have not been able to attend you are still welcome! Join us as we learn and grow together and develop a strong foundation of support among our ladies!

Chicktime Faith Study – Beatitudes Part 7 
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
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United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 

Access Code: 311-413-301 

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Get ready to ZUMBA!! - mn-bloomington

April Update:

We had a fun time decorating cupcakes and playing bingo with our Cornerstone Family at our April workshop!

Join us next month for Zumba Fun!!

Peace, Love and Tye Dye! - ok-tulsa

April Update:

April Chicktime event 2018. A day to remember for sure. Snow, cold,and an earthquake was just the beginning. Then a few hours spending time with the girls at the Laura Dester center. We decorated hair clips and painted nails, snacks and topped it off with a personalized t shirts for each of the girls! We are so blessed to be a part of their day. Thanks Heather Steele for making it all happen! We had a new volunteer this month too. Savannah Harrell. Thank you Savannah and Lina Vaughn for all your help!

Let’s Brunch! - nj-middletown

April Update:

Our 2nd workshop was so much fun!! The kids had such a great time painting their flower pots & planting the seeds!

We can’t wait to see the beautiful flowers they grow!

We also met our newest volunteers! The Middletown chapter is coming together fantastically

Camp Heart! - tx-fortworth

April Update:

We just can’t help but smile when we are at Chicktime!!

Another fun evening of crafts …..

and play……

And just really spreading love and hope as best as can!!

Our April FUN group highlights are not unique to this month….We will be back at it next month at Camp Heart! Reach out to us and we can tell you more about it.

Blessings,

Chicktime Fort Worth

GOOAALL!! - fl-fortmyers

April Update:

A big shout out to our wonderful workshop leader, Nancy, for putting together such an awesome workshop!

Everyone had a blast!

But boy the Inflatable Insane Obstacle Course ~5K sure wiped us out!

#fun  #exhausted

Monday FUNday! - mo-stlouis

April Update:

We had another great night at Fontebella!😆 We absolutely LOVE going there & getting to spend time with our friends. ♥️

We ate a BBQ spaghetti dinner 🍝 (which was a hit) and then made salt dough. We pressed the teeny human’s feet ������ into a disc of dough & the Mama’s decorated them after they dried.🎨 We also had dried letters & hearts that we decorated & put thumbprints on. 👍 So cute!!! Of course, our creative chick, Penny, made some adorable & super awesome think out of the box designs & went with a water theme.🦈 She may have been dreaming of warmer weather like most of us are right now. 🏖

Thank you for another night of fun & laughs.🎉
PS our cool photographer chick couldn’t make it last night so the lady that talks & laughs a lot was forgetting to also take photos. (Good thing no one will know who we’re talking about )~

Cinco De Mayo - tx-boerne

April Update:

april pic

Thank you to everyone who came out to Chicktime at the Meadowlands this month!

We had so much fun making prayer journals with our girls and sharing in their joy! Thank you Tara, for leading another fabulous  workshop for us!

Please join us next month!

Welcome, Tara! - ga-evans

Cinco Baby! - sc-greenville

April Update:

We had an amazing time at our first Chicktime event. We played some games, tie-dyed some t shirts, and ate some yummy snacks…apparently the cotton candy that was donated was amazing, considering one of the girls ate 13 bags!!!

Needless to say, we are so excited to continue developing relationships with the girls of Hope Center for Children and spreading joy into their lives monthly!

If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out, as we could definitely use your help! Contact us for more information on volunteer opportunities!

Chicktime Faith Beatitudes Study - *chicktimefaith

Please join us for the next portion of our Beatitudes Study! We will also be sharing how our new prayer teams are going. Please join us and invite your co-leaders as we build a support network throughout Chicktime. *
Tue, Apr 10, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
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United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 

Access Code: 310-495-685 

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Welcome, Chicktime Little Rock! - ar-littlerock

Welcome, Dawn! - nc-charlotte

Spring Time Fun! - dc- washington

April Update:

The rain certainly didn’t stop the Easter Bunny from visiting My Sister’s Place on Tuesday! Huge thanks to chick leader Lynda Turrisi Wolfe and all our wonderful volunteers for an excellent event!!!

Chicktime Faith Weekly Meeting - *chicktimefaith

We will be continuing our study on Beatitudes. We will also be forming support teams and prayer partners. Please join us and invite your co-leaders as we build a support network throughout Chicktime. * Please note this is a correct link, the incorrect Monday link was removed! *

Faith Beatitudes Continued 
Tue, Apr 3, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

Access Code: 976-115-909 

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Welcome, Maranda! - sc-greenville

YOU could be the difference! - tx-uvalde

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Cupcakes Ya’ll! - va-richmond

Spring Is In The Air!! - az-mesa

March Update:

Chicktime Mesa was back at it after taking a few months off to rest and focus on our purpose this year with these precious children. Boy it was good to be back!

We would love to have you join us next month and the month after and the month after that….we are committed to love and encourage the children at Child Crisis Center and we promise if you come once you will be hooked!

Joyfully,

Chicktime Mesa leadership team!

Painting a Masterpiece! - tx-sacentral

March Update:

Chicktime the Jarosek Way! 💕
Our appreciation to FOUR beautiful ladies, the Jarosek sisters, for bringing love and fun to the girls at St. PJs.