Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pregnancy Resources Annual Fundraising Banquet Raises $109,000
November 29th, 2011

Pregnancy Resources’ annual fundraising banquet raised a total of $109,000.  More than 300 people attended the event held October 20th at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.  Proceeds benefit this non-profit organization that helps Brevard County women and families who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

The event included a powerful personal testimony from a Pregnancy Resources client and informative presentations about the free programs and services offered as well as the vision for the future. “These faithful donors will enable our current programs to continue,” explained Linda Evans, Founder and Board President of Pregnancy Resources.  “An unplanned pregnancy can be a very emotionally charged situation.  Our clients receive compassionate and practical care from trained counselors and medical staff who help them through one of the most difficult times in their lives.”  
“Last year we had nearly 3,000 client visits at the center,” said Judy Miller, Executive Director of Pregnancy Resources. “Our free services include medical-grade pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, peer counseling, pregnancy and parenting classes, post-abortion support and referral services.”

Pregnancy Resources provides free services, education and support in a compassionate environment to women and families facing unexpected pregnancy.  For more information about Pregnancy Resources, call the center at 321-752-5540 or visit the website at http://getinvolved.melbournepri.com.

Diapers Needed
By attending pregnancy and parenting classes as well as reading and completing homework, our clients can “earn” things” they need for their babies, such as diapers.  We are in need of newborn diapers for our clients.  If you could pick up a box of diapers when you shop, it would be a huge blessing to our clients.  Drop them by the center at 165 N. Babcock Street or contact Deana Green or Judy Miller at 752-5540 for pickup.

For more information about Pregnancy Resources, click here.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

ROAR Flag Football & Free Hot Dogs
November 26, 2011

Autumn weather is a great time for football.  The ROAR flag football season wrapped up in November.  The program groups kids into teams of 5-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds who learn skills and play games on Saturday mornings.  This is a wonderful outreach ministry of Covenant that involved 45 families this season.

A few years ago, a CPC member brought and grilled hot dogs, offering them for free  to encourage parents to gather and develop relationships with other families.  This Hot Dog project became a great opportunity for small groups to serve families from the community.  Small groups sign up on a weekly rotational basis and use it as an opportunity to get to know families, build friendships, and invite people to church. 

“The season was a blessing and went very well,” said Warner Frye, the director for ROAR football.  Whether people serve as a coach or serve up hot dogs, “for such a small time commitment, the rewards are tremendous,”  shared Frye.  “Weve had several kids come to know Christ in a personal way, along with families visiting our church.  Seeing a kids eyes light up when he catches his first touch-down pass, tackles someone, gets a high five from a team-mate on a good play – these are the truly rewarding moments when I know we are making a difference in a kids life for a long time.”

For more information on ROAR sports outreach, see www.covenantpalmbay.org/ROAR.