Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FREE Fall Festival October 30, 2013 in McKinney!

Our church is having a FREE fall festival for kids and the family tomorrow night, October 30th. See email below!
Covenant Church, McKinney campus
975 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, Texas 75070 (Map)
Wednesday, October 30th | 6:00-9:00pm
Don’t let the rain keep you away!  The party is moving inside!  With rain expected on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, this may be the only chance the kids will have to get their candy! This is a great way to keep your kids safe and still have tons of fun.
Admission is FREE for everyone.  Even if you don’t have kids, plan to come out, listen to the band, and have some great fellowship and great food.
** Tons of Candy ** Face Painting ** Carnival Games ** Inflatables ** Food Trucks ** Live Band ** Costume Contest for the Kids and Teens (with great prizes) and more!
Remember to bring cash to purchase food from the food trucks.
McKinney Membership Services. "Fall Festival - Come Enjoy the Fun!" Message to author. 28 October. 2013. E-mail. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

October Speech

I made friends with Julie Mongue, the Collin County Teen Court Coordinator, in 2010 while volunteering for MADD at a Collin College community fair. Last year, she asked me if I would like to be the speaker for a Teen Court/YMCA program for at-risk teens and it has been an awesome experience! And nearly two weeks ago, she contacted me again and asked if I would be the MADD representative at their 2013 Annual Texas Teen Court Conference this year (which also happened to be hosted in Collin County) and of course I said, "Yes!" Julie wanted me to share my story and also encourage the Teen Court coordinators to partner with their local MADD chapters. MADD and Teen Court are partnered in the North Dallas area through the program "Teen Victim Impact Panel." Teen VIPs consist of a short presentation by a MADD facilitator on the potential dangers of alcohol and drinking and driving as well as one to three impact statements from victims, offenders, survivors, family members, friends, AA members, or any other person who has been negatively impacted by alcohol. Individuals who have received a DWI or DUI are court mandated (depending on the judge and other factors) to attend a VIP. I have been speaking at VIPs since 2009 and absolutely love it. I feel God's loving presence, my purpose being fulfilled, and an inner healing each time I speak. To me, there truly is no greater feeling!

Pictures from the Teen Court Conference: