October 2017
Newsletter
NATIONAL FOSTER CARE TRAINING 

CompaCare™ Church Leaders Certificate Training recently kicked off in Hot Springs, AR.  There were two back-to-back trainings.  Each training was a two-day event to equip churches and leaders in the CompaCare™ compassionate care ministry system. 
 
Pastors and leaders from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin attended the training.  Testimonials have us looking forward with growing faith and hope.
 
"Although I have attended other foster care ministry trainings, I learned far more in this training.  I now have a practical understanding of how to explain the need, what to do and how to do it." - Pastor

 
"This training has helped me better understand how to tangibly launch and advance foster care ministry in our church, city and county."  - Pastor
 
"CompaCare Church Leaders Certificate Training brings clear understanding of the foster care problem, teaches why and how church is the solution, and provides a practical plan to engag e forward."   - Leader

 
 
  "I am excited!"  - Social Worker
 
The CompaCare™ Manual by COMP ACT ® is available through MyHealthyChurch.com.  To learn more about CompaCare™ and accompanied certificate trainings available, visit CompaCare.com.
 
To financially support the advancement of CompaCare™ ministry, simply click on the following secure link. Please note your gift for "CompaCare" in the provided note field.     
 
Thank you for supporting this mission to redeem the fatherless and family!
 
Blessings,
Jay Mooney
Executive Director

I RUN FOR THE FAMILY 5K

Join us this weekend for our 4th annual  COMPACT ®  Run For The Family 5K. Participants can run, walk, or mosey the 5K. 

RACE INFORMATION

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7:00am to 9:00am
Onsite Registration will begin at 6:30am and Race will being at 7:15am
Registration Fee of $25 per participant 
(T-shirt included, additional fee of $2.50 for online processing)



Three ways to register:

1) LOCAL
Join us on the day of the race at Garvan Gardens and run or walk along side the staff and kids of Hillcrest Children's Home.  Awards will be given out on this day to the top three overall (male and female) runners as well as the top three in each age category.  
Register as "Runner/Walker".
 
2) ANYWHERE ANYTIME
If running isn't your passion or cup of tea, then have a cup of tea and run the race "virtually" in your mind.  Or, you could run or walk the race at a location, time, and date of your choosing.  Choosing this option and registering, allows you to support a great cause, from your choice of place and time.  We are happy to send you a t-shirt through the mail!  Use the hashtag #IRunfortheFamily to let us know how you are going to be a part. Invite others to take part. 
Register as "Virtual Runner/Walker".
 
3)  FUNDRAISE
Choose to be a Team COMPACT® participant. Participants can be either actual runners/walkers the day of the race or virtual ones. Each team member commits to raise at least $250 (approximate value of one year of child sponsorship). Fulfilling this goal, the $25 registration fee is waived and additional bonuses are added to each indivudual's welcome package. Visit the Team COMPACT® page for further details.
Register as a "Team COMPACT ®  Runner/Walker." 
 
 

Saturday, October 7th, 2017


ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL GOAL

Hillcrest Children's Home is celebrating 73 years of ministry and Highlands Maternity Home is celebrating 51 years of ministry!  On this Saturday, October 7, 2017, following the Run For The Family 5k, there will be a Harvest Festival celebration for children and youth on our campus.
 
The Harvest Festival is a free and fun event for the Hillcrest and Highlands community. Activities include inflatable games, hot dogs, chili cook-off, hayrides and more. Please consider a Harvest Festival offering donation toward the operation of Hillcrest Children's Home or Highlands Maternity Home. 

        

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support these ministries.  Offerings may be given securely online.  Designate your gift for "Harvest Festival" in the provided note field.  Perhaps consider supplying one or more of the current needs listed on our website
 
The supporting friends of Hillcrest and Highlands empower the operation of these historic ministries that redeem vulnerable children and families.  Help us make this one of the happiest days of the year for hurting children and youth!

 
It's almost Christmas time on the COMP ACT ® Campus.  Christmas is a special, yet emotional time for our kids as well as our staff.  Often times, it is the first time a child is away from his/her family or it is the first time Christmas will truly be celebrated.  

COMP ACT ® Christmas is a large operation on our campus and meets the needs at Christmas time as the continuing needs of our kids throughout the year. It is something that we could not pull off without the help of donors.  
If you are a current child sponsor, Christmas packets will go out soon. If you are not a current child sponsor and would like to be involved in Christmas this year, call our offices at 501-262-1660. 

The easiest way to help this Christmas is by providing gift cards of ANY amount to ANY store (Walmart and Visa are always great choices).  

Gift cards allow us to fulfill wish lists for our kids and shop specifically.  Any leftover gift cards after all lists have been fulfilled are used throughout the year for birthdays and special occasions. Gift Cards are the gift that keeps on giving!

Gift cards can be mailed to us at 
COMPACT Family Services, 2325 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR  71901 

*Indicate your gifts as "Christmas"

CHILDREN/YOUTH BIRTHDAYS

Birthday cards are always a treat for our kids on campus. Please consider taking a few moments and sending a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating. 

If you would like a full birthday list as opposed to waiting on this report each month, contact our office and we will get one for you.  Thank you for your continued support in making each of these kids feel special on their birthday.
 

OCTOBER
9th, Miranda* - Female, 17 yr.
20th, Henry* - Male, 8 yrs.




Send cards, letters or gifts to:
COMPACT Family Services
Attn:  (insert name)
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

*In order to protect the identity of our students, the names listed above are the pen names that each of them selected as well as the age they will turn.  Each one listed is an actual student on our campus. 

      COMPACT Family Services
     2325 Malvern Ave. |  Hot Springs, AR  71901
     (501) 262-1660

COMPACT is a DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency
 
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