Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Geoff Moore - Swept Away

Geoff performed this song on OrphanSunday. This has become one of my favorite songs. Geoff and Jan Moore have two little girls adopted from China. If you want to read more about their adoption journey, check out the Geoff Moore website.

Here are the lyrics to Swept Away:

Swept Away
Written by Geoff Moore and Blair Masters

We would say your name
A hundred times a day
Like speaking words in faith
And with a mixture of
Hope and fear and trust
We prayed for the strength to wait
And dreamed of how we’d feel the day
You’d be in our arms and…

Swept away
Caught up in our love
Home to stay
You’ll never be alone
You’ll be amazed
At how much you are loved
Your life will never be the same
Once you’re swept away

What once was just a dream
Is now reaching up to me
And I hold her in my arms
Father thank You for the way
You held her all those days
That we had to spend apart
And now I see the impossible dream
Is holding me and I’m…

©2002 Songs on the ForeFront/Geoff Moore Songs
(SESAC) Admin. by EMICMP/Blair Masters Music (BMI)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Father Son Camp Out & Land Rush


River Pointe Community Church:

Father Son Camp Out & Land Rush

Step back in time to 1892 with Tough and Rowdy as they hold the 'River Pointe Land Rush.' Stake your claim to the finest property around River Pointe Lake as we cook out, camp out, and hold the River Pointe Rodeo. Bring your dad, tent, some sleeping bags, and camping gear.

Start: 4:30 pm, Friday Nov 13th
Finish: Noon, Saturday Nov 14th

$25 per family to participate
Register Online

Detailed Schedule:
FRIDAY
4:30pm Arrivals and Registration (Get your Team assignment)
5pm Land Rush: Building River Point City Contest (Tents)
5:30pm Cookout Dinner (Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Smores)
7pm Open Time
8-9pm Tuff & Rowdy Live on Stage (skits, contests)
10pm Lights Out
SATURDAY
7am Donuts/Coffee Breakfast
8am River Pointe City Service Project (by Teams)
9am River Pointe Rodeo (Team Blue vs Green vs Red vs White Competition)*
10am Break Down Tents, Clean up River Pointe City
10:30 – 11am Everyone Depart

*Guests are invited to come watch the River Pointe Rodeo

RPC will provide all food and drinks, but it might be a good idea to bring a small cooler of water and snacks for you and your son to keep in your tent.

We will be taking Father/Son and group pictures so wear an “old west” shirt and cowboy hat if you have one.

So far, the weather forecast looks GREAT!


Contact James Scarborough with questions at jamess@riverpointe.org

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

LIVE CONCERT - ORPHAN SUNDAY at Houston's First Baptist Church

LIVE CONCERT - ORPHAN SUNDAY
at Houston's First Baptist Church
from Nashville, Tn.




The Spirit of God is awakening the Church to the cry of the orphan. So, who is the orphan? The word 'orphan' might conjure up for you an image of a child in a third world country. Perhaps some think of a child in the U.S. Foster Care system. Still others enlarge the definition to include the baby being knit together in the womb of a woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Whatever you envision an orphan to be the Scriptures are clear:"This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world." James 1:27 (NASB)

We invite you to be a part of a one-of-a-kind upcoming event in Houston. Come participate. Hear what God is doing in the United States and across the world. Worship, be inspired, and explore how the Lord might want to use you to care for the orphans in this world. All churches, adoption, foster care and orphan care ministries are invited. We hope to see you there!

Announcement:
Legacy685 - Adoption & Orphan Care Ministry of Houston's First Baptist Church is hosting a special event on November 8 - Orphan Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the chapel. Join voices with Steven Curtis Chapman, Jim Daly, and Dennis Rainey to reach the nation with God’s call to care for orphans. Through excellent music and the sharing of the heart of God, we hope to give a megaphone to the cries of the millions of orphans around the world. Other guests include Geoff Moore and the Children of the World Choir.

The concert will be broadcast LIVE via webcast and satellite. The broadcast will be a mixture of both musical performance and the sharing of the heart of God, and it will be appropriate for all audiences.

Where: Houston's First Baptist Church - 7401 Katy Freeway, at the corner of I-10 and 610 Loop West. Room: The Chapel - located near the worship center.

When: November 8, 2009 - Sunday Time: 4:00 pm - 6:20 pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be served.There will be a very brief time of testimony during the concert. For directions, questions or to RSVP contact Steve & Mary Klein at 281-246-9904 or email them at kleinfam6@entouch.net

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Update from Children's HopeChest group in Uganda

Ngariam

Today we went to a village called Ngariam. Ngariam is made up of people who have been traumatized by a nomadic tribe of people called the Karamajong. The Karamajong over the past 50 years have burned their huts and fields, raped their women, abducted some of their children, stolen their cattle and killed anyone who got in their way. To add to that, this area is in the middle of a food crisis. (For those of you who participated in our fund drive for Feed the Forgotten…this is one of the sites where we were able to send food back in June, although there were people who died one day before the food was delivered).

Read more by going to http://lovingtheleast.blogspot.com/2009/09/ngariam.html

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vast Need: Unified Response

By Dennis Rainey

I’ve been thinking recently of the magnitude of the task before us: If you define an orphan as one who has lost either mother or father, there are more than one hundred and thirty million orphans in the developing world. I’ve been trying to grasp what that looks like and what is needed to truly address a humanitarian crisis of historic portions. Picture the following...

Vast Need: Unified Response

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Here's What's Going On At Houston's First Baptist This Fall!

SEPTEMBER 20th - Milestone Class - "Building Connections that Last for a Lifetime" - Mary Ring (MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S) will be our speaker. Mary is a certified theraplay therapist and trainer and a liscenced professional marriage/family therapist at HFBCs Counseling Center. Mary has worked with numerous adoptivie families and children and we are thrilled to have her come speak to our ministry. We are encouraging each of you to invite your extended family members as this is a great opportunity to help educate grandparents, siblings, and aunts/uncles as well as ourselves. ***At this class we will also have our first HOMECOMING CELEBRATION for Sophie Franklin, new daughter of Kyle and Alyssa Franklin, who came home this July and Matt & Lori Bisson who brought their son, Will, home this August.


NOVEMBER 8th - Milestone Class - We will have two classes to chose from: "Adoption - Myths and Realities" and "Parenting our Adopted Children"


For more information regarding the Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry and Houston's First Baptist go to http://www.houstonsfirst.org/adoptionministry . Steve & Mary Klein, Ministry Directors 281.246.9904