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Chicktime August was so FUN! We supported our Charity Partner and our Community!

Funny games…

Face painting….

Balloon Animals and fun prizes…

And oh so much more!

This is Chicktime….Join us next month!

August Update:

The ladies had fun making paper succulents today……

Just look how beautiful they turned out!

August Update:

What an amazing day!!! Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

We had so many volunteers and the girls got a ton of new back to school clothes. Garbage bags full.

They got new shoes, new jewelry, and they were able to get new make up as well.

They even had a make up tutorial.

With all the make up accessories they needed to try things out!

We had girls their own age speaking wisdom into their life.

It was an incredible day!

August Update:

We just love Chicktime Saturday mornings!

We collect school supplies and stuffed backpacks …

Wrote letters to servicemen and women!

Lots of them!!!

And we made vision/dream boards!

Busy morning but oh so fun!

Join us next month!

August Update:

Monday Funday!!! We had so much fun at Fontebella last night! Felecia was our leader & she had amazing projects for us!!

She claims she’s not crafty but she really is!

♥️ A huge thank you to her for making our night so awesome!!♥️

We made trays & photo frames with paints, markers, stencils & shiny things.

Works of art were created, pizza was ingested & laughs were heard around the table.

We’ll have a new baby next month so you won’t want to miss it!! #chicktimestlouisrocks

August Update:

You’re never too old to enjoy a good game of kickball!

The Krause girls really got into the spirit of the game!

Thanks to Ms Judy for her energetic leadership today, and to all of the fantastic volunteers who spent their afternoon “kickin’ it” at Chicktime. You’re all winners!!!

August Update:

AFFIRMATIONS = positive statements that help speak hope into our lives and help overcome negative thoughts! Something the precious girls at Vista Maria can surely use probably as well as ourselves right!

What a blessing it was to help bring just a little glimmer of hope and love to them today with Chicktime Detroit!

They had fun creating their cups while listening to some of their favorite tunes too! #GodsLove #tyChicktimeladies #sharingyourheartsofLOVE

August Update:

We had a great kickoff party!

We were so excited to introduce Chicktime to some wonderful ladies!

We are thankful to be a part of this family and cannot wait to see the many great things this chapter will do!!

August Update:

Our first Chicktime event was a great success!

Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as we gave them backpacks filled with school supplies, decorated composition books, had a water balloon fight, and raced across the field brought so much joy to our group.

We can’t wait for next months event!

Join us as we continue our summer series on the Fruit of the Spirit. This week we will talk about kindness. It seems straightforward, and yet there is a lack of kindness in our world. We will learn what kindness is, how it manifests as a part of the fruit of the Spirit, and how to cultivate it in our lives!
 
Faith Summer Series – Fruit of the Spirit – Kindness
Tue, Aug 14, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
 
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Chicktime Dothan is proud to announce that our chapter is growing!! Former Chicktime Birmingham Leader, Macey Starling will be founding our second Dothan chapter, Chicktime Dothan South, along with her co-leader, Kendall Jones!

We are so excited to watch all the wonderful ways that this chapter will serve our community!

 

We are excited to bring Chicktime SM Empowered to a new Charity Partner!

Please Join us!

August Update:

This months workshop was a free for all!

We played outside….

We built a tower of cups…

And colored! We had a sprinkle of popcorn and animal crackers to add to the fun!

#ChickTime  #DC  #Love  #DMV  #Hope  # Faith  #Washington

August Update:

What a fun time we had at our workshop this month!

We had our fabulous leader Jess doing yoga with the girls and their babies!

It was so awesome to see the girls embrace yoga and the calm it provides.

Til next time~ Namaste

August Update:

Who knew fitness could be so fun! Thank you to our workshop leaders Maranda and Faith who really rocked out today’s leadership workshop!

Also thank you to are faithful volunteers who spend the first Saturday of the month celebrating the lives of our future generations children.

 Thank you Jessica for coming out today! It truly made my day!!

#Volunteer #chicktimegreenville #yeahthatgreenville #hopecenter

August Update:

Had an exciting weekend at our final poolparty before school starts back up with the Rio Grande Children’s Home!

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Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who joined us this month!

August Update:

This moth the girls learned how to hula dance…

and how to make leis and hula skirts…

We had so much fun learning some new dance moves. Thank you Constance from the Boerne Library for bringing out the hula dancers and a thank you to our volunteers who join us every month!

We will see the you next month…same place and time!

July Update:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Chicktime July!

July Update:

Thank you to these wonderful volunteers!

The loved and pampered the girls ….

And made them feel like they were really at a spa!

Not to mention the YUMMY food to make it a perfect morning!

Join us next month.

July Update:

Today we hosted our “Vision Jar” making session at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services and boy did we have fun. We encouraged the ladies to DARE to be powerful and combat their fears with positivity while eating some sweet treats. Next month couldn’t come soon enough. We are humbly enjoying our time with the young ladies and are excited to announce our upcoming sessions of storytelling and Zumba fitness! Will we see you there as a volunteer? We hope so! Have a Happy Saturday!

Join us as we continue of Summer Series on the Fruit of the Spirit as we talk about Peace. In today’s climate, this is a timely and important topic and we invite everyone to join us!

Faith Summer Series – Fruit 0f the Spirit – Peace 
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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July Update

Corrina Green engaged the girls this month with her love of party planning.  Our station leaders were busy showing the girls a variety of party planning tactics.  Corrina and team of Payton, Emma and Kate showed us how to decorate cupcakes and use fondant.  Icing cupcakes is always a great activity for the girls and who doesn’t love cake at a party!  Cheryl along with Katy and Dorothy provided all the ingredients for a party snack bag along with making bookmarks.  Stephanie, Megan and Leanna played party games and painted nails.  The girls really enjoyed these party planning activities on such a hot summer day.  Thank you to all our volunteers who came out to help.

Good News! We are excited to announce that the Chicktime movement is coming to Easton! If you would like more info about how you can bring joy to the children of our community, contact Braquelle at eatson@chicktime.com today and keep watching this page and our Facebook for more info!

July Update:

It’s funny… we keep planning summer activities that involve the outdoors but God keeps watering his plants on Chicktime Day and making us change our plans!

We were looking forward to a gardening field trip today but with thunderstorms looming, we decided to stay indoors but we still turned our thumbs green!

We painted 🌺flower pots🌺 and planted pretty flowers in them.

Ms. Kirstin taught us about being 🌱rooted in faith🌱 and how important it is that we stay connect to God’s Word as it will help us grow fruit that reflects Jesus.

Of course, we had to cap the afternoon with yummy cupcakes! We had a special visit from some of our Birmingham sisters today as well!

We are beyond blessed to be able to serve such an incredible organization, the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries, and we can’t wait for Chicktime August!!! Chicktime Birmingham

 

July Update:

Our carnival was just what the summer needed!

Chalktime at Chicktime was so relaxing…

Food, Games and Fun filled the morning….

The perfect day…

July Update:

Our July workshop was a blast! Our first event at Safe Landing went awesome. We did some yoga with the girls then made friendship bracelets and keychains. Join us next month for a BBQ!

#chicktime  #giveback

July Update:

Our Summer festival was simply….beautiful!
God showed up in a big, big way.


The kids smiled and laughed so much. A good time was had by all!


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Blessed and thankful That God always provides for Chicktime and His babies!


These beautiful children need someone to believe in them. Today we told an oldest boy of a sibling group of 3 that when he grew up he could come back and lead activities like this to love and encourage other children. You could tell he understood the love and hope that could bring and he became our all day helper! It’s as simple as that to make a difference in a child’s life.

July Update:

Had a great time at Chicktime….

The Tie-dye day with the girls was a blast!

July Update:

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make our Fun and Fitness day a success for the girls.

Lisa & Allison Dibble were our event leaders and did an amazing job. Thank you to Glenda for the amazing Zumba workout and Becky Solis for the relaxing Yoga.

The girls then decorated water bottles to help them to remember to drink lots of water for their health. They did a great job and were very grateful. Thank you again to our wonderful volunteers too! You each bring so much joy to the girls and they had a fabulous time.  Thanks to HEB for all the goodies, too!

Blessings to all! 

July Update:

What’s Your Superpower?

Thank you to all the amazing Superheros and villains who came out today. The kids were so overwhelmed with the love you brought with you and it was beautiful to see.

Thank you to our regular volunteers as well! So much fun!

Chicktime San Antonio is playing Bingo with the teen girls at Boysville this month!

We have the prizes and lunch ….all we need is YOU!

Saturday, August 25th

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Boysville Gym

8555 E. Loop 1604 North

Converse, TX 78109

RSVP to Annette  sanantonio@chicktime.com

 

July 2018:

Thank you Chicktime Syracuse for spending the afternoon with the ladies of the Chadwick Residence and teaching them about Summer Safety!

 

July Update:

Wow! The summer sun was out and HOT during Chicktime this month!

We had so much fun playing summertime games with the kiddos this month that we almost forgot to take any pictures!

 

July Update:

We had a successful Chicktime New Braunfels kickoff today at SJRC New Braunfels, thanks to our fearless leader, Deborah Boesch Smith, all the wonderful volunteers and staff as well! What a blessing to get to know some of the young moms who are working hard at being the best they can be for their kids! Moms painted memories with their little one’s hand and footprints and kids got to do their own painting, followed by a healthy snack and visiting! Thank you to everyone who showed up – we are looking forward to many more opportunities to support and encourage these sweet girls.

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July Update:

Chicktime July was CRAZY!

We made slime with the kiddos this month and to say we made a mess would be an understatement but we sure did have fun!

July Update:

We sure have been missing our regular Chicktime workshops with the Grace House girls!

We have been busy collecting lots of goodies for the girls the past couple of months, building our leadership team, and preparing for August workshop!

We decided to head down to south this month to spend some time with our Dothan sisters and we sure had a blast!

July Update:

A very successful 2nd Chicktime Little Rock Workshop!! Today we did Pencil Art with our friends at Immerse Arkansas . Oh what fun we had!! Huge shout out to our workshop leader Cherish for facilitating and sharing today! Look at all that awesome art! 

Join us as we continue our summer series. We will be discussing joy!! Come join us and be prepared to discuss what joy means to you and to learn some helpful information to make sure joy remains a part of your life! Please plan to login by 5 til 8 so we can begin promptly at 8pm!

Faith Summer Series – Joy 
Tue, Jul 24, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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Good news! Jessica Garcia has began training to bring the Chicktime movement to Rio Medina! Keep watching this page for new info and be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook.

July Update:

A perfect night….

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Scrapbooking…

And hanging out….

Join us next month for our Spa Party….

July Update:

Chicktime July was special because the ladies in this picture came…smiled…listened…encouraged!

It’s amazing how spending time doing simple things like this can make such a difference!

Nothing better that a Chicktime Saturday !

Listening to the word of God and crafting 😇… Ms. Glynda you rock and thank you for everything you taught us

#Volunteer #Love #ChickTimeHumble

July Update:

There was so much going on tonight that we missed out on getting two of our beloved volunteers, Cheryl Allan and Stacy Carter Smith , in the picture 😢 

Stacy pampered the women with fresh hairstyles and the kiddos had a blast keeping us on our toes!! 


Thank you to everyone that contributed to the living room project.

The residents love the bright and cheerful decore, a stocked bookshelf and a comfortable place to sit.

July Update:

Pam lead the way this month for crazy fun games with the girls in the gym. We laughed so hard as the girls ran races with cotton balls clinging to their noses with vaseline. Pam encouraged the girls with examples of great men and women who have changed history because of their perseverance. At the end of our games the winners got prizes but those who endured until the end won special medals! It was a fun way to illustrate the point of not giving up. Of course, like every other time, our ladies out did themselves baking wonderful treats and snacks. We all had a great time!

In addition to our Ice Cream Social we will be having a fashion show and a back to school shopping event in which the girls at Elks Aidmore can choose clothing that has been donated…(thank you)!!

It’s going to be a great one so don’t miss out!

July Update:

What an amazing day!

We played cards….

Made friendship bracelets and angle bracelets….and just hung out.

The girls really enjoyed having us there and were opening up to us. It was great spending time getting to know them better….and they asked our two favorite questions~

1- “Can you stay longer?”

2- When are you coming back?’

We are so thankful we get to spend time encouraging them!

July Update:

Simply put….Once again our time together was blessed.

Corn Hole and water games filled out time together….

And CUPCAKES!!

Looking forward to next month and hoping you will join us.

Our Bash is going to have lots of water activities….water balloons, water hockey and such!

It’s going to be a WET and WILD time! So dress appropriately!

July Update:

Our July workshop was a dream come true!

Volunteers and more volunteers came out~

And glue guns and ribbon and flowers  were out in true fashion!

And personal dream catchers were made!

Lots of fun and laughs made for a beautiful time together!

And our bond with the girls continues to grow…

And what’s a workshop without food…

We hope you will join us next month.

The girls need US!

Chicktime will have someone painting faces and balloon twisting for Cornerstone and we will be providing outdoor games. We could sure use your help! Please join us!!

July Update:

Chicktime Bloomington served over 50 residents and clients at Cornerstone a traditional picnic dinner!

Whew!! We had just enough Chicken and cob!

We have come to find out that when you poor out your heart in service to others…

Your heart fills back up quickly with more joy and love than ever.

July Update:

We are smiling because our July Chicktime Workshop was pure gold!!

We learned about the Japanese art of Kintsugi….

Transforming from broken to beautiful…..

Our fantastic group of volunteers had a wonderful time engaging with the girls as we worked on our art!

Some days are PURE GOLD!!

July Update:

Everyone love making T-shirt tote bags this month!

The boys had fun of their own playing ninjas.

Thanks Heather for leading this month.

Hope to see everyone next time.

July Update:

We had so much at Chicktime this month! The kids played in the pool with their noodles and floaties & enjoyed the summer sun! We also enjoyed yummy popsicles and pizza!!! Thank you to everyone who came out to play @ Chicktime this month!

Join us as we continue our Faith Summer Study on the Fruit of the Spirit. We will be covering love in this session! If you missed last week that is fine, you can still join. The homework assignment was to find 3 scriptures about Love that are your favorite or represent to you the concept of God’s Love. Come ready to join in the discussion and have lots of fun with your fellow Chicktime sisters!
 
Faith Summer Study – Fruit of the Spirit – Love
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
 
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Our July workshop date had to be changed due to  scheduling conflicts…

Please Join us for a

Summer Festival

Sunday, July 22nd

2:00 pm

Waterslide~ face painting~ popcorn ~ and so much more!!

If you have any questions please contact Elvia at galveston@chicktime.com

Armed and Onward!

Exciting things happening in Park Circle as we begin building a lasting relationship with our charity partner, CYDC! We can’t wait to begin serving this precious organization!!

We won’t be meeting this month,  but would like to help SafeHaven fill some immediate needs!

Can You help us? Contact ftworth@chicktime.com and let us know how we can meet up with you to pick up any of these items!

Let’s bless them by overwhelming them with items on this list.

July Update

Tonights’ F.U.N group event is in the books.

Shout out to Monica and Nancy for coordinating a fun filled scavenger hunt. (We missed you Patricia🙁) And a huge Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out tonight; we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

See you in September but in the interim, keep following our Chicktime Fort Worth/Chicktime Fort Worth page or http://www.chicktime.com/fort-worth/ chapter page for chapter news and additional opportunities to bless Safehaven until the next F.U.N group!!!

SafeHaven of Tarrant County #chicktime #chicktimefortworth #summer #summerfun #scavengerhunt #FUNgroup

July Update:

Our monthly meet up with our girls at Meadowlands was just what our summer needed! Thank you as always to our volunteers who continue to come every month! 


The girls had fun swimming and relaxing in the pool!🏊🏽 They showed us some new dance moves and we jammed to some songs!🎤 Also the weather was perfect!☀️
Our 2019 calendar is open please let us know if you would like to host a month!

July Update:

We love Chicktime St. Louis day! ♥️ Yes, that’s a thing. 😀

Every second Monday of the month at Fontebella Maternity Home we get together & have fun!


🎉🤗☀️THANK YOU JESSICA & PENNIE🎊♥️🍕for leading our evening!! You were amazing- as usual.

The crafts were so fun & the pizza & cupcakes were delish! We had a great time.

Thank you everyone for giving your time to such a great cause! 👴🏼♥️👴🏻♥️

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Breaks over, people!! Time to get back to it! Join us for our Summer Bible Series on “The Fruits of the Spirit” starting Tuesday, July 10 at 8pm CST. We will have a short time of teaching and a participatory time of Q&A’s. This will be a fun, informative series you can join in at any time. We will be meeting every Tuesday the rest of the summer unless otherwise notified. Hope to see you there!!

Faith Summer Series “Fruits of the Spirit” 
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT 

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June Update:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for manicures and snacks @ Chicktime June!

June Update:

It was a pleasure serving the beautiful ladies of the Chadwick Residence today! They blessed us tremendously with their hospitality! If you have a heart to serve, join us for our next Workshop! Let everything you do be done in love-1 Corinthians 16:14

#ChicktimeSyracuse #Weserve #Doneinlove

 

July Update:

Our July workshop last night was a little different than our normal workshops! Most of the families were away for the holiday so one beautiful 6 month baby boy got our full attention. It would of been easy to walk away and not stay, but the reason Chicktime Washington shows up every month is to do what we got to do last night… give unconditional love to the families that come to My Sister’s Place. We feel honored to be part of a place that seeks to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence and abuse. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence by severe physical abuse. 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year. We will be back next month and the next month and the month after that! We hope you will join us!

June Update:

Beautiful once again!

Thank you to the Sister Consuelo and Sister Conchessa who worked at St PJs many year many years ago—but not a 1000 years ago as one of the littles guessed —for sharing with us their time and love.


Many many thanks to Jan and Jamie for a beautiful tea party experience for the girls (and volunteers!)

 

June Update:

We had an awesome time decorating wine bottles with our friends at Immerse Arkansas!

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June Update

What a great experience this month at Chicktime.  We had three fun and fabulous activities.  Thank you Cora for leading the workshop called My Amazing Self.  Here we set the stage for each girl to picture herself as a successful grown woman and what would she say to the girls at New Life when she came back to bring her message.  Each girl crafted her message and walked up on stage to deliver a powerful statement that engaged everyone in the room.  We mixed in a little creativity with Mindy’s butterfly box station.  The girls really enjoyed decorating butterfly shaped boxes with glitter, pom poms and other crafty accessories.  Finally, always a favorite is make your own ice cream and decorating cookies led by Carolyn.  The ice cream always turns out delicious when you make it from scratch.  We decorated butterfly cookies with blue berries and strawberries.  Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who came to spend the day with the girls at New Life.

June Update:

Thank you Kristen Wilbern for bringing your energy, love and creativity to us last night! And of course a big thank you to our faithful Chicktime volunteers! I love serving with you each month.

Please take a moment to pray for our local domestic abuse shelter and the residents staying there. Pray for their needs to be met, jobs to be gotten and their prayers to be answered. Pray for women staying there to lift each other up and to keep moving forward even when it seems too hard.

June Update:

Chicktime June was SO much fun this month! We played loteria for prizes & ate Roasted Chicken, ham Mac and cheese, Fresh watermelon,and of course… the girls favorite chips and sweets!
 
We also distributed donated clothing and toiletries.
 
Our volunteers were very touched and one of them is considering fostering as she fell in love with one of the three sets of twins that the shelter currently has. Praying that happens!

June Update:

Chicktime at Jenkins Institute! Tonight was healthy cooking & it was crazy as usual LOL!

June Update:

Thank you, Melissa, for organizing and leading yesterday’s activities. The children had a lot of fun paint rocks, face painting and making duct tape wallets. It was wonderful to see each child’s creativity at work.

June Update:

Beauty on a budget was a hit! We learned tips and tricks for applying makeup. #slay

June Update:

Carolyn lead our June workshop with an inspirational message. She shared her own life journey while challenging the girls to set goals to reach their dreams. They received it well, and I believe have been motivated to work hard for the gifts and talents that God has given them to be developed so that they will shine with the beauty of their Creator while satisfying the desires of their own hearts. They also enjoyed great eats and asked for seconds! Afterward, we played games and everyone won prizes. It was so much fun.


We are so grateful to have the opportunity to spend time with the girls. Often they will pull one of us aside to ask for prayer and we are delighted to do so. One of the girls said to me this Saturday, “Do you know why I like Chicktime? It’s not just because of the food, but because y’all have given me a whole new outlook on life! “ This was music to my ears! It is so worth it all!