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Valentine’s Day Party! - tx-humble

Valentines Card Making! - ga-conyers

January Update:

We had such a great time making vision boards with the girls.

We hope the girls will reflect on their boards daily and stayed focused on their dreams!

We can’t wait to spend time with them next month! Join us~

Valentine’s Day Fun! - in-indianapolis

January Update:

Oh what a fun workshop! Thank you Denise for leading us in making fleece scarves and having so many great options to choose from!

The girls seemed to enjoy themselves and were excited to have something to wear that they made!

We all will be warm until the next time we see each other!

We hope you can join us~

Valentine’s Celebration! - ca-sandiego

January Update:

Chicktime this month was full of celebrations and dreams!

On the one hand, we celebrated the upcoming arrival of our new “chick”…Baby Jade with great food and fellowship!

And on the other hand, we got crafty to build our “Dream Boards”!

It’s such an honor to share and celebrate life with these sweet girls and to help them Dream BIG! It’s the whole reason we keep coming back every month….

To make sure they know we are all in this together and to let them know that no dream is to big !

Join us next month. We would love you to be part of making a difference in the world…one child at a time!

Mardi Gras and Masquerade Fun! - sc-charleston

Bible Study! - al-birmingham

December Update:

We had a blast Steppin’ with Sigma Gamma Rho yesterday!!

Because it was so chilly outside we also made vision boards and chow’d down on some pizza with the girls!! Thanks to all the angels that came out and helped me make the morning wonderful!

Zumba Fun! - tx-houston

January Update:

We got our game faces on and came ready to play board games with the kids at Krause Children’s Home!

Bringing joy to these kids is our mission….and it was accomplished today!

Till next month…Stay warm and consider helping us change the world!

Welcome, Kirstin! - al-birmingham

A Valentine For ME! - mi-detroit


 

January Update:

Thank you to everyone who helped to make 2017 such a wonderful year for Chicktime Detroit and the sweet Vista Maria girls! We are so blessed to have such incredible volunteers and to serve such an amazing charity partner. We have lots of fun planned for 2018 and we would love for YOU to join us!

 

 

MakeUp, Hair and Photoshoot! - tx-boerne

January Update:

This month was hosted by our co-leader Melva Castillo!

We decorated journals and memory boxes! The girls had a lot of fun getting creative with the different paper we had! 

jan pic 4

Next month we will be having a photo shoot!! Hope to see some new faces!

Welcome, Aline! - tx-plano

Bracelet Making! - tx-sacentral

December Update:

What a blast joining our sister chapter, Chicktime Canyon Lake at the New Life Children’s Center for their Christmas party! They really know how to host a great Christmas party! As the girls started to arrive we had fun ice breaker activities so we could all get to know one another.  

Then praise and worship raised the roof of the gym with the praise band leading us in songs of the season.    Delicious holiday goodies were enjoyed by all; flowing chocolate fountain, homemade candies, cookies, sandwiches, and punch.  Then, the exciting visit from Santa Clause! 

Each girl received an individual photo with Santa to keep and save in her own Christmas frame that she made herself.   Best of all, each girl received a gift to keep.  The gift consisted of a colorful gym bag filled with bath and body lotion, snuggly socks, a cuddly teddy bear, a Chicktime sweatshirt and lip gloss.  Blessings for a wonderful New Year and hope you will join us for our January event back at St. PJ’s!

Chicktime Faith Bible Study – Forgiveness Part 1 - *chicktimefaith

Ladies I am excited to officially post our first Chicktime Faith Bible Study – Forgiveness Part 1, which will be held  Wed, Jan 17, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. If you have never used gotomeeting please follow the link at the bottom of this message to get familiar. For the first Bible Study especially, please try to log in to the meeting by about 10 minutes til 8 to allow for any setup you must do. If you call in to the meeting via your phone that is fine, just shoot me an email and let me know so I can know who is behind the phone # that shows up. 

To join the meeting, please follow these instructions below. You can join the meeting early if you want (even days ahead) and it will simply tell you it is waiting for me to start the meeting. This may be a good idea just so you get comfortable engaging with gotomeeting! Can’t wait to see you!!

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
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You can also dial in using your phone. 
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First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check 

Valentine’s Day Party! - ok-tulsa

January Update:

January’s event was a huge success. We spent time with the girls helping them make a sign for their rooms. It was a great day We all had so much fun.

And as always….thank you to our volunteers who come out to help us with our workshops! We certainly can’t do this without you!

Coloring Duffle Bags! - fl-fortmyers

January Update:

Our Tennis Workshop was INCREDIBLE!

It’s just so humbling to see how the kids receive all our workshops~ but  they seem to especially love our Tennis Clinic! It may very well be one of our favorites, too!

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Special thanks to workshop leader, Sal D’Sarro! He continues to be one of Chicktime Fort Myers biggest supporters! In addition to leading our January workshop, he donated two tennis racquets to Chicktime ! Thanks to Janice for helping with the lessons too! We could not of done it without you!

We can’t wait for our February workshop~ Hope you will join us!!

Monday Funday! - mo-stlouis

January Update

We had so much fun at our January workshop at Fontebella! First we started off with Big Mama’s BBQ and had we hear some of the best cookies ever! We then made homemade body scrubs and soap scrubs and then decorated our jars and containers. The smells were amazing and our favorite scents created were cherry lemonade and orange dreamsicle. Every ingredient was natural and we decided natural body care was something we were all interested in and will revisit at a later super fun Chicktime St. Louis event.

You should join us!!

Spa Night! - mn-bloomington

Welcome, Kenyah! - mn-bloomington

Welcome, Melissa! - ga-conyers

Forgiveness Bible Study! - *chicktimefaith

Welcome, Taylor! - oh-cincinnati

Art from The Heart! - dc- washington

Winter Clothes Drive!! - tx-uvalde

Happy New Year! - az-mesa

Happy New Year! - tx-missionrgv

Happy New Year! - tx-fortworth

January News - tx-canyonlake

Chicktime-january

December Update

Santa Clause is coming to town at the New Life Children’s Center!  Thank you to all the volunteers that met in the gym to coordinate a special Christmas event for the deserving girls at New Life.  As the girls started to arrive we had fun ice breaker activities so we could all get to know one another.  Then praise and worship raised the roof of the gym with the praise band leading us in songs of the season.    Delicious holiday goodies were enjoyed by all; flowing chocolate fountain, homemade candies, cookies, sandwiches, and punch.  Then, the exciting visit from Santa Clause!  Each girl received an individual photo with Santa to keep and save in her own Christmas frame that she made herself.   Best of all, each girl received a gift to keep.  The gift consisted of a colorful gym bag filled with bath and body lotion, snuggly socks, a cuddly teddy bear, a Chicktime sweatshirt and lip gloss.  Blessings for a wonderful New Year and hope you will join us for our January event.  

Journaling…. - il-springfield

December Update:

Christmas came early for us all. What a much needed night for all. There was laughter, sweets, great food and .

Merry Christmas All!

We hope to see you all in the New Year!

Rock Painting Fun!! - tx-bulverde

December Update:

Chicktime Bulverde was honored to celebrate Christmas by taking our workshop “off campus” for some Christmas Fun!

Pizza at Peter Piper Pizza and then Driving through Santa’s Ranch to look at all the Christmas Lights !

To say it was a magical time would be an understatement! We saw Christmas in the eyes of the children of SJRC Texas!

Exciting things are planned for 2018! Come out and join us!

Designed with a Devine Purpose! - tx-sanmarcosgjc

Vision Boards! - mo-kansascity

December Update:

What an awesome way to celebrate the Christmas Season with our girls at Ozanam Home today – Hot chocolate bar, sugar cone Christmas 🎄, musical chairs, selfie station, treats, fun, and 🎁 🎁🎁🎁!

A HUGE Thank you to Tasha, Sarah, Toni and all the awesome ladies who got a Chicktime shirt or donated! They were so grateful for their fun-filled day!

We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings! We hope you will be part of our journey!

Game Day! - fl-springhill

December Update:

Last minute change in workshop activity, but oh what YUMMY fun!

The chance to sit and visit with the awesome teens that we serve and decorate cupcakes was such a wonderful way to relax and breathe in Christmas!

We are busy planning our 2018 calendar! Please join us one month or we would love for you to lead a workshop!

Contact us for more details!

Pizza Party and Necklace Making! - tx-sanmarcosempowered

January Jubilee! - ca-sacramento

December Update:

Oh what fun Chicktime Sacramento had today at the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. It was such a great Christmas Party and we were blessed with so many wonderful donations.

We were able to give the kids a Hot Chocolate Bar, Cookie Decorating Table, Crafts, Fun Snacks, and even some really cool gifts.

Thanks again to all who came out and donated time, gifts, snacks, and your love and support.

We are so exited to see what the New Year will bring!

New Year…New You!! - al-dothan

December Update:

“Stay close to people who feel like sunlight”

This friendship quote sums up Chicktime Dothan Christmas 2017 pretty well. The weather outside may have been a little chilly but inside the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, the warmth of the Son was surely felt this weekend! Friendships were strengthened, new ones were made, children were laughing, games were played, and Santa delivered! It took all 16 of our volunteers to make it all come together for the children but we did it! Thank you to Kohl’s Cares for coming out to play this weekend! Their smiles and helping hands are always a joy to have around! Thank you again to Ms. Krystin and The Closet Boutique for the HUGE role she, her family, her staff, and her customers played in fulfilling the Children’s wishlists this year!

2018 is going to be a BIG year for Chicktime Dothan and we are more than ready for it! Thank you to everyone who helped make 2017 so special for our ABCH kiddos and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year! #abch #chicktimedothan #dolifeBIG #kohlscares #theclosetboutique #community #christmas2017🎄 #seeyallnextyear

Vision Boards! - ga-conyers

December Update:

What a blessing it was to bring Chicktime to Elks at this time of the year! Our FIRST Christmas party with the girls who live at Elks was amazing! We shared candy canes, pizza, desserts and laughs!The girls enjoyed the games and all the goodies, but we could especially tell they were just happy we were there!

 Our Holiday Stocking Drive was also huge success!!! We delivered 35 holiday stockings full of personal hygiene items and candy for the young ladies of Elks Aidmore!! Special thanks to Trista and staff at Discover Point Church for making this possible!!

We have an exciting year planned in 2018~

Please join us!

Make Up Night!! - sc-charleston

December Update:

Our time together was nothing short of AMAZING!!

We hope when you look at our December Christmas Party pictures you can see all the wonderful volunteers and donors who made this special night happen…

Food, gifts, crafts and hugs….

Nothing says Christmas quite like a Chicktime Evening!

Join us in the New Year! We have so much planned for 2018!

Dream Boards! - tx-corpuschristi

December Update:

What an awesome way to celebrate the Christmas Season with the girls at BokenKamp Children’s Home – Food, Games, Laughter, Happiness and Gifts! A HUGE Thank You to Chick-fil-a for providing the delicious lunch boxes filled with yumminess and to H-E-B for the hot chocolate, candy, and Bunuelos! We cant forget about our awesome group of volunteers who give of their time, talents and gifts to all the girls at the home. They each were so grateful for their fun-filled day! Blessings to all during this Holiday Season! Merry Christmas everyone!

A HUGE Thank You to Chick-fil-a for providing the delicious lunch boxes filled with yumminess and to H-E-B for the hot chocolate, candy, and Bunuelos!

We can”t forget about our awesome group of volunteers who give of their time, talents and gifts to all the girls at the home. They each were so grateful for their fun-filled day!

Blessings to all during this Holiday Season! Merry Christmas everyone!

Winter Wonderland! - tx-galveston

December Update:

Our annual Christmas Posada was humbling and full of wonder!

The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish and in this tradition, the Bible story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay is re-enacted or celebrated. There are different ways to have the festivity of the posada, but we believe at Chicktime Galveston that the children and families we serve find “shelter” in our workshops and feel the love of Christ by coming to our “inn” every month.

It’s always with great love and excitement that we have our annual Posada, but it’s pure joy to provide “shelter” every month!

New Year’s Fun! - mi-grandrapids

 

December Update:

Thank you to everyone who came out to play at Chicktime December!

Painting Fun! - ms-jackson

December Update:

Our Christmas party with our girls at Chicktime was absolutely perfect. We not only enjoyed great food and gave gifts to the girls from their own wish list but they prayed to receive the greatest gift of all Jesus Christ!!! There was such a sweet presence of God. We enjoyed our time together immensely, we opened gifts, ate party foods, decorated and visited! The girls decorated gingerbread men baked just for them by Pam Ulrich and created the most wonderful Christmas candies from scratch also from Pam’s kitchen, our Chicktime baker extraordinare. The also decorated gingerbread houses! We had a full three hours of fun and can’t wait to see them next month for more of the same.
Jeanette joined us for her first time as a Chicktime member. Welcome aboard Jeanette! See you all again Sunday, January 21, 1:40 PM!

Dream Boards! - ca-sandiego

December Update:

Merry Christmas from Chicktime San Diego!

What a joy it is to come together once a month to hang out with such awesome girls that live at Casa De Amparo!

It is our desire in 2018 to continue our legacy here and we hope you will join us! If the girls can feel love and hope through our workshops then we will keep coming back!

Game Night!! - mn-bloomington

December Update:

Chicktime Bloomington Elves were busy all month knitting headwarmers and gathering cold weather clothing for Cornerstone’s annual Holiday Shop open to the families they serve.

Thank you to everyone who attended our December workshop and came out to spend time with the children this month! We can’t wait to see YOU in the new year!

 

Steppin’ Into 2018! - al-birmingham

The December snow may have kept us inside this month but we are ready to step into 2018 in style with Sigma Gamma Rho! We hope YOU will join us!

Christmas Blessings! - tx-mcallen

Join us in blessing the children of New Hope by donating items to help them celebrate a Christmas like never before!

We are collecting items for the children of New Hope Children’s Shelter. These children are only allowed a small duffle when traveling to their next destination. So we decided socks, blankets and books will work best. We will need 60 of each item. The shelter currently has 32 males and 28 females. All age 14-17.

Monetary gifts are also welcome at the link below! $480 will allow us $8 a child. Let’s make that happen!

Let’s come together and bring joy to the beautiful children of New Hope.

Thank you kindly for helping us with our goal!!

Spa Day! - tx-humble

December Update:

Chicktime Humble Christmas celebration was WOW!!!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help, thank you to all who donated towards gifts for the families and thank you to all who helped get a Christmas tree for Family Time Crisis Center.

Not sure who had more fun…the kids or us!

Chicktime Humble wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

We sure hope we see you in the new year at one of our workshops!

Tennis Anyone? - fl-fortmyers

December Update:

The teens were definitely in the Christmas spirit at our December Chicktime Workshop!

They had fun eating Christmas goodies, decorating mugs for Christmas gifts and ornaments to hang on the tree!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season!

Monday Funday!! - mo-stlouis

December Update:

We had such a great time Christmas Stamping with Carla Kay at Fontebella!

So much creating and friend making~

We have lots of great things lined up for the new year!

Please join us!

Gratitude Journals!! - tx-sanantonio

December Update:

Beautiful Sunday afternoon spent at Boysville attending their annual Christmas Pagent. Not a dry eye in the room as the children told the Christmas story through drama and song! Our charity partner, Boysville, has a Christmas Pagent every year and invites all the volunteers who help them throughout the year as a “thank- you” for serving there and Chicktime San Antonio was honored to attend. After the pagent, Chicktime San Antonio, was invited back to one of the cottages where our girls who attend our workshops live for refreshments (look at the spread they had for us) and our own intimate Christmas party! Our chapter came with bags full of gifts ( because of VERY generous and loving contributors to our Chapter who helped us fill all the wishes on the girls lists) and were blessed to watch the girls open the gifts one by one and feeling the love we have for them! We are excited for 2018 and all the wonderful workshops already lined up to share with the teen girls we serve at Boysville! We hope you can join us one month!

Game Day!! - tx-houston

December Update: 

 

What an amazing Chicktime December! We decorated and ate cupcakes, drank hot cocoa, shot some hoops, made beautiful pens for the Krause staff, and hung out with some really cool girls.

A big thank you to Ms. Celia Diaz for sharing with us her passion for craft making and volunteerism. She showed the girls how to take a regular pen and convert it into a beautiful piece of art using only tape and pipe cleaners.

Another big thank you to Ms. Cynthia ( HEB on Pin Oak and I-10) for bringing cupcakes, icing, and sprinkles! Because no one ever has a bad day when cupcakes are involved.

Last, but not least, thank you to our committed and new volunteers that came to help and share laughs with the Krause youth. They braved the cold weather and were quick to help when our activity location was changed last minute. Thank you for all being flexible and proactive.

Okay….last one~ Thank you Krause Children’s Center for allowing us in your home every month. It has been a wonderful 3 years and we are excited to continue to come for many more!

Fleece Scarf Making!! - il-indianapolis

December Update:

What a glorious Chicktime December making Christmas ornaments together.

It’s a beautiful thing to watch everyone get so creative.

Chicktime Indy would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

We are so grateful for our volunteers and we look forward to serving with you in 2018!

Happy New Year! - mi-detroit

December Update:

God has truly blessed Chicktime Detroit with so many wonderful woman form all walks of life and so many different talents!

The one thing we have in common is love in our hearts to share with the girls at our charity and with each other.

As with each monthly workshop, December Chicktime was spirit-filled and a beautiful gathering of women sharing love and encouragement through Christmas activities and snacks.

We are forever grateful for the women who come out to help us each month and we look forward to serving with you in the new year!

Chicktime’n - tx-roundrock

Chicktime Round Rock had the pleasure of serving alongside our sister chapter,  Chicktime Canyon Lake,  this weekend @ their annual Christmas party! What a blessing it was to spend time with the girls of New Life and with our Chicktime sisters!

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made! - al-dothan

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14)

This beautiful scripture has adorned my daughter’s walls for several years now and is special to me. I always want her to know that she was created by design and not default. That message always walks the halls of the #alabamabaptistchildrenshome with me 🏡 Our mission at @chicktimedothan is to teach the children that there is so much good in the world and regardless of our pasts, we can direct our future. God has a purpose for each and every one of us. Every now and then, something magical 💫 happens and there is a moment where God confirms the path you chose was the one you were meant to be on all along. I took to social media several weeks ago in preparation for our annual Christmas party at #abch in hopes I would have a few donations to buy presents for these amazing children.

Krystin at The Closet Boutique immediately contacted me that she was eager to help. And y’all, she did- BIG TIME! 😳My jaw literally dropped when I walked into her boutique to pick up the donated items. I took photos of all the love sitting under her beautifully decorated tree 🎄, thanked her kind staff, and made my way home with @sallyraetzke and @itsashdanielle7890 to begin wrapping presents. We made it 1/3 of the way through. Y’all, there was so much love for our babies under that tree, we had to take a break from wrapping 🙊 As I reflected on the blessing our organization received today, I began to look through the photos I took while inside Krystin’s store and something immediately jumped out at me: a painting hanging on the wall near the Christmas tree.

Psalms 139:14. The same message hanging in my daughter’s room. The same message we relay to our babies at ABCH. Everyone involved with making Christmas happen for these children were on the path God set forth for them. And that painting in Krystin’s store symbolized that for me. So, I want to take the time to say thank-you, from the bottom of my heart, to Krystin and her three friends, @janaposeyroberts Brandi, and Karie. Your love, kindness and generosity overwhelms me and I cannot begin to say how much I deeply appreciate you!

❤️Joyfully, Ranah

Find Your Passion! - al-dothan

Hi everyone! Ashley here…

 

 

I’m all smiles in this picture because I’m still on a high from serving @ The Alabama Baptist Children’s Home’s Annual Open House.

Friends, let me tell you about this shirt I’m wearing though. It may look like just a shirt but it means so much more to me than that. It represents the place that I consider to be my second home. It represents 10 incredible & beautiful children that I love like they are my own. It represents all the other equally as amazing children that I have watched come in and out of the home over the years. These babies as I call them… they need more people wearing these shirts. They need more people to tell them how amazingly wonderful and crazy beautiful they are.

As we began to wrap our volunteer duties up tonight, we did our usual goodbyes to all the kiddos. We always tell them that we love them, of course, but this time… one of our boys made it a point to tell me that he loves us too. It took all I had not to cry in front of him because in the year that I have known him… he’s never been much of an emotion showing person. It’s moments like this that make me realize that God needed me to stay alive 10 years ago when by all accounts… I shouldn’t have. He needed me to be exactly where he has put me. I may be but a small piece of these children’s lives… but that’s all that matters!

I encourage everyone that might see this post to find your passion and use it to serve.

These children deserve to know your love. They deserve to know what Home feels like.

 

If you would like to purchase a shirt in support of ABCH, you can do that on their website by clicking here.

ABCH Open House 2017! - al-dothan

 

What an incredible evening of serving our amazing charity partner, The Alabama Baptist Children’s Home! So many people from our community showed up to support this wonderful place that we call Home and it was overwhelmingly amazing! We got to share our love and passion for this incredible organization and best of all… we got to hang out with the kiddos we ❤️ so much!

#chicktimedothan #dolifeBIG #abch #annualopenhouse #selfiestation #christmas2017

Welcome, Sadi! - co-fortcollins

December Update: - fl-fortmyers

What an awesome time at Chicktime December!

The teens were definitely in the Christmas Spirit!

They had fun eating Christmas goodies, decorating mugs for Christmas gifts and ornaments to hang on the tree!

We wish everyone a very merry and blessed holiday season!

Welcome, Jamie! - ga-augusta

Welcome, Heather! - ga-conyers

A New Year A New You! - tx-boerne

Winter Wonderland Fun! - dc- washington

December Update:

Christmas came early to ~My Sister’s Place!

Toys for Tots donated stuffed animals to the kiddos! The kids loved their new toys!

We also made snowmen and Christmas Cards, ate snowmen arms (pretzel sticks) drank Rudolph Punch, and danced to Christmas music.

Thanks to all the volunteers that came and  spent time with these great kids!

New Year….New Expectations!! - ok-tulsa

December Update:

With all the hustle  and bustle of the holidays…..Isn’t it nice to just sit back and relax over pizza and good conversation?

That’s exactly what we did at Chicktime Tulsa this month and it was good for our soul ( and tummy)!

We can’t wait  for the New Year and all FUN we have lined up.

We hope you will be part of our journey!

Annual Posada!! - tx-galveston

Merry Christmas!! - tx-sanantoniohope

Merry Christmas!! - az-mesa

Merry Christmas from RGV! - tx-missionrgv

Merry Christmas! - tx-sanmarcosgjc

Merry Christmas! - tx-fortworth

November Update:

Chicktime Fort Worth knows how to party!!

Our holiday party with the kids at SafeHaven FUN group was jammed packed with crafts and more crafts.

We have the best volunteers and leaders and can’t wait until 2018!

Our calendar is set for the 2018 year and our leadership team is pumped for the fun we are going to have together!

Join us for the ride of your life!

Skillets needed!! - tx-uvalde

Merry Christmas From Boerne! - tx-boerne

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Chicktime November!!! The girls made some of the cutest pillowcases we have ever seen! We have to give a BIG shout out to Thrivent Financial who helped make this workshop happen! Chicktime Boerne does not meet in the month of December so we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We can’t wait to see YOU in 2018!

Joyfully, Chicktime Boerne!

Merry Christmas! - tx-sanmarcosempowered

December News - tx-canyonlake

Chicktime-Dec9-invite-website

 

November Update

We had a wonderful time in November with lots of great activities.  Thank you to Janie and Nancy for the snack and craft stations.  The girls really enjoyed the coloring and the candy, of course.  Elena and Maria led us in the gym where we had all kinds of fun dancing.  The girls even did the Chicken Dance.  Rose and her daughter did a great job engaging the girls in rock painting.  Rose will be hiding the rocks all around Canyon Lake and the surrounding area to promote Chicktime and New Life.  Thanks to all our volunteers who showed up to spend time with the deserving girls at New Life.

 

Christmas Celebration! - sc-charleston

November Update:

Our November workshop was all about baking cookies, laughter and love!

Our hearts are full of joy and our tummies full of cookies! It’s been a great Chicktime!

Welcome, Heather! - ok-tulsa

Spreading Thanksgiving Blessings!! - ok-tulsa

 What an honor it was to take Thanksgiving lunch to the Dester Children’s Home ~

Going beyond our normal workshop activity and loving the children through a traditional Thanksgiving meal was simply…

Beautiful!!

 Thank you to everyone who donated to help make this happen!

Welcome, Kelli! - mn-bloomington

Welcome, Theresa! - sc-charleston

November Update: - az-mesa

Movie Under the Stars Night and Pajama Party ~

The kids loved that we were in our pj’s too and it made our time together so special.

We watched the movie “Sing” on the projector outside. We had microphones, hats, and snacks to pass out for all! They also got quilted blankets made by the ladies from the Lutheran Church. They were perfect for a chilly, outdoor movie night.

We also got to see 3 of the Tiny Tots which was extra special as we don’t get to see them too often.

What a fantastic way to close out 2017!!

Chicktime Mesa will be back in March 2018. Please be on the look out for details in the new year.

We look forward to serving with you in 2018!

Christmas Party!! - il-springfield

November Update:

Happy Thanksgiving!! Chicktime Springfield

November Update: - tx-galveston

 

This month was full of new beginnings….

Our charity partner moved locations and this brought about a different way we were going to serve!

New place, new kids, new dynamics, new challenges….

With all the unknown, we decided to softly have Chicktime November and not really announce our workshop to access things and get a better feel of our new~  Chicktime!

We should of known that when we place it in God’s hands it’s taken care of~ Faith over Fear!!

These pictures don’t show the love and grace that was present in our workshop…

These pictures don’t show the hurt and broken girls laughing and talking and having hope in their heart…

But believe us….It was all there!! God was in the house!

New place, new kids, new dynamics, new challenges….Yes!!

But we have an awesome opportunity to be HIS hands and feet and through HIM offer new life!!

Christmas Fun!! - tx-bulverde

November Update:

These are the fabulous volunteers of Chicktime Bulverde!

And this is the FUN, FUN, FUN they bring month after month!

#ThankfulGratefulBlessed!

Christmas Party! - mo-kansascity

November Update:

We had such a wonderful morning volunteering with the girls at Ozanam today!

Yummy treats, Fun games, and DIY Christmas Cards for Nursing Home residents!

See you next month for our Christmas Party!!

Christmas Party!! - ca-sacramento

November Update:

Thank you to everyone who came out to play for Chicktime November! Breakfast, Thank you cards, and gratitude songs/poems… we had the best time ever with the kids!!

November Update: - tx-sanmarcosgjc

The best I can do to capture a moment is take a picture. Even though a picture can’t share the experience I have every time I have the privilege to share my life with the youth. Last night we discussed ( Nuturing & Perspective) from my book Renewed. What are you nurturing? You can create an environment that cultivates success or distraction. How do you perceive your past, present, & future? Your perspective determines the direction you may be taking. I can’t forget the laughter surrounding our time together. We all deserve a moment when no one defines you by your yesterday. We just enjoy today & the moment that God has allowed us to experience together. #imhumbled&thankful #Chicktime

Christmas Party!! - tx-corpuschristi

 

November Update:

Thanksgiving Blessings to all! Today we celebrate all the girls at BokenKamp Children’s Home. They each made blankets for the cool winter. We want to give thanks to our Lord and Bless each and every one of them.

 

We share these blessings with each of our volunteers for their generosity in giving of their time and talents and who help make it possible for the girls to feel special.

Thank you H-E-B for supplying all the drinks and snacks – we truly appreciate you!

Take a look at their beautiful fleece blankets. ♡♡♡

Christmas Outing! - fl-springhill

November Update:

Our November workshop took us to a Mac~n~ Cheese Festival! Yep!! Mac~n~Cheese!!

Needless to say, there was good food, great live music, and even some pet friends!

The kids had a blast!

We have another outing planned in December! Join us!!

Merry Christmas!! - tx-sacentral

Christmas Fun!! - sc-columbia

 

November Update:

Craft Day with the girls….We made Jewelry and Sand Jars!

Any time is a good time when we get to bring Chicktime to these beautiful girls, but around the holidays it just seems extra AWESOME!

Every month we want to honor God by loving all his children. Come join our mission!

Christmas Party!! - tx-roundrock

November Update:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Chicktime November Meet & Greet! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone and to spend time in fellowship with you all! We are so excited for the future of our chapter and we hope YOU will be part of it!

Salt Dough Ornaments! - mi-grandrapids

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November Update - tx-sanmarcosempowered

Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed!

Chicktime turned “Tea Time” for our November workshop!

What a pleasure to serve the residents at Stonebrook Senior Community~

Chicktime plus Tea Time equals Great time!

Let’s Fill Some Wish Lists!! - tx-sanantonio

November Update:

Chicktime San Antonio was jammed packed this morning with crafts, snacks and games thanks to our fabulous workshop leader, Jeanne Schaefer! Each of the girls created their own Thanksgiving centerpiece using Mod Podge, small glass bottles, and tissue paper! They all turned out so beautiful! They made “oreo” turkeys with icing, redhot candies, whoppers, candy corn and peanut butter cups! Can we get a YUM! YUM! After that Jeanne had Five( yes, I said Five) minute to win it games! The first game was to see who could eat a footlong fruit rollup the fastest hanging out of their mouth and hands behind their back! One of the house parents almost won! The second game was “Cookie Face”! Each girl placed an oreo on their forehead and had to work it down only using their face muscles to get it to thier mouths! The third game was “Suck It Up” using a straw to suck m&m’s from a plate to a cup tyring to see who can get the most in a minute! The fourth game they played was “Snowball Toss” where one girl tossed mini marshmellows in a cup her partner was holding. The last game was ” balloon tennis” using partners to see how many hits each team could get to in a minute! So much FUN!! Jeanne prepared blessing mix bags for each of the girls and explained what each item in the bag represented. She made enough for the girls to take one to give to someone special in thier life and Chicktime was able to leave a bag full for the staff at Boysville to say thank you for caring for all the precious children who are placed in this incredible Children’s Home. We ended our time in a group circle letting the girls know how much we love them and as always we prayed with them!

If you can help us “sponsor” some girls for Christmas and help us fill their wish lists please let us know! We want nothing more than the girls we come to visit each month to know Christmas!

All our love,

Chicktime San Antonio

Christmas Party! - ms-jackson

November Update:

What a beautiful time sharing a Thanksgiving feast with our young ladies at Chicktime this past Saturday, November 11th. We enjoyed presenting a skit to the girls about the goodness of our God ( as it turns out, we ladies, young and old, love drama). Our presentation was well received and after stuffing ourselves with turkey, dressing, and too many items to list ( true down home cooking a spread any Southern lady would be proud of) we made Christmas ornaments. We were sad to learn that two of our young ladies were leaving before we will return in December. Sometimes we have only a small amount of time to spend getting to know our girls before they complete their time at our home. But we are trusting that the time we do spend with them will make a positive lasting impact. We all had so much fun and our hearts are full of joy.

Open House at Krause! - tx-houston

Chicktime Katy,

We have the unique opportunity to visit and learn more about the awesome place we bring Chicktime workshops  from month to month!

Krause is hosting an OPEN HOUSE and hopes that each of us will stop by!

Please click here and find out more about it!

We will be there and hope you will be too!

Christmas Party!! - tx-humble

November Update:

Our November workshop was full of Turkey and Treats!

Grateful and Blessed to be serving these beautiful children ~

And Grateful and Blessed to be doing it with these awesome volunteers!

Christmas Stamping!! - mo-stlouis

November Update:

Nothing says FALL quite like a good ole Carmel Candy Apple! Pretty sure we broke all kinds of records for the most “extras” on one too!

And if that wasn’t enough…..We decorated cups too! Here is just a small sample of them!

Our November workshop was simply perfect.

If we had you at Candy Apples….join us in December!!

Parents Night Out! - TN- Carthage

Who doesn’t need a parents night out from time to time?!?! With Christmas right around the corner, we are happy to offer this opportunity to our community and raise some funds for our charity partner, the Pregnancy Help Center at the same time!

$20.00 for one child, $15.00 for the second, and $10.00 each child after.

All children must be potty trained and under 13 years old.

Your kiddos will enjoy play time, games, crafts, a movie, and a kid friendly buffet!

Please TEXT Lynn DeLaRosa at 615-476-8197 for more information, and to let us know how many kids to expect.

All parents/guardians will need to sign a release of liability containing allergy and emergency contact information prior to leaving their children. This is not put on by First Baptist Church. Please direct any questions or concerns to Alicia Hoffman, Director of the Pregnancy Help Center at 615-281-8054.

To volunteer for this event, contact Renee at carthage@chicktime.com today!

 

November Update:

Tonight Chicktime Carthage got the chance to see and feel the impact we have on our charity partner. For the first time, we opened our workshop to the public. Giving us the chance to interact with the confidential clients of the Pregnancy Help Center unknowingly. We had 7 adults and 6 kids (not including the beautiful baby) attend our Stress Management 101 Workshop. Each was given a take-home workbook and the kids got one too tailored just for them! Chapter Leader Renee Smith walked everyone through the PowerPoint that broke stress management down in easy to understand ways, even with the technical difficulties the class was able to follow along. After a quick snack, the true fun began.

The art of making stress balls was taught. Everyone got their hands dirty and oh what fun it was! By creating our own playdoh easily with cornstarch and conditioner. Volunteer Joyce Brown assisted the kids with teaching them how to knead the doughy mixture until it became a soft pliable ball just like store bought playdoh. We pushed the dough into a balloon and tied it off tightly. Stress ball complete!


Watching the joy on the adult’s faces as they were able to connect with each other and got back in touch with their inner kid was just as beautiful as the excitement and shear joy I saw in each child’s eyes as they learned to create something of their own. As we started to clean up, the nine year old little boy sweetly asked me how to use his workbook and when he needed to use his stress ball. So I sat down with him and his sister and walked through the child’s stress management workbook. It contains in simple terms what stress is to a child, various ways they can understand it and even includes worksheets for them to use. I showed him the star breathing method that he can do at anytime he felt stressed or upset simply by using his finger to follow along the pattern of the star and breathing in, holding, and then breathing out. He was really excited about the journal piece in the back.


Tonight we gifted a mom-to-be with her very own Chicktime shirt. She seemed a little shy about it but accepted it anyway. I told her we would love to see her come back again. It’s funny, even the kids were asking when the next workshop would be and what we would be doing. Truthfully, Chicktime Carthage was struggling. Because of the unique nature and confidentiality of our charity partner, we weren’t able to have any real connection of the heart with what we were doing. I was hesitant at first about opening what we do up to the public but in all honesty it’s probably the greatest thing we’ve done thus far. And now the possibilities are endless.

Christmas Party!! - fl-fortmyers