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Jan
23
Mon
2017 City of College Station Citizens Police Academy
Jan 23 all-day

APPLY FOR 2017 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
Citizens Police Academy is an interactive, 11-week program designed to offer citizens an inside look at their local police department and criminal justice system. It also allows citizens and police officers to interact in a positive and proactive setting.  Program starts Feb. 7 and is held on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the College Station Police Department.

For more details or to apply, go to cstx.gov/cpa. Application deadline is Jan. 27.

Brazos Valley Aglow @ Aldersgate UMC
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly meeting of fellowship, prayer, discussion of current topics relating to God’ Word. Aglow International is a safe place for encountering a living personal God, a place to grow in God and to make trustworthy friends. It is an interdenominational organization that provides opportunity to discover your gifts and talents as God has designed you.

Celebrate Recovery at Brazos Fellowship Church – The Annex @ Brazos Fellowship
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Christ centered 12 step with Jesus Christ as the Higher Power. This discipleship program covers all hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  Come be a part of a community of believers who start with a great time of Praise and Worship followed by same gender, small (process) groups.  Newcomers are welcomed each week. No worries about where you are in the process, you can begin to participate at any time.  *Childcare available each Monday night

Jan
24
Tue
2017 City of College Station Citizens Police Academy
Jan 24 all-day

APPLY FOR 2017 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
Citizens Police Academy is an interactive, 11-week program designed to offer citizens an inside look at their local police department and criminal justice system. It also allows citizens and police officers to interact in a positive and proactive setting.  Program starts Feb. 7 and is held on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the College Station Police Department.

For more details or to apply, go to cstx.gov/cpa. Application deadline is Jan. 27.

First Baptist Church (College Station) Food Pantry @ First Baptist Church (College Station)
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Once a week on Tuesday FBC volunteers provide each family represented with two sacks of groceries. There are no requirements except a photo ID and proof of current address. Recipients must live in the six county area: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson, and Washington.

Moving Forward – Class for Single Mom Parolees, Ex-Offenders & those who have criminal records @ Lincoln House of Hope
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by SingleMoms Created4Change Advocacy and Empowerment Center. This class/program is founded in prayer and on the word of God. It is designed to help moms who have a criminal history and are ready to reenter their families, community and the workforce. The program includes parenting classes, devotional, job skills training and an opportunity to complete community service hours.
Ongoing – Tuesdays at 9:30am

Join US in Prayer! @ Veterans Park
Jan 24 @ 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

We are a local non-denominational, non-political group that meets every Tuesday at the American Pavilion Flag Pole at Veterans Park to pray for our country.  Come out and join US in prayer!

Celebrate Recovery at Grace Bible – Southwood Campus @ Grace Bible Church- Southwood Campus
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Christ centered 12 step with Jesus Christ as the Higher Power. This discipleship program covers all hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  Come be a part of a community of believers who start with a great time of Praise and Worship followed by same gender, small (process) groups.  Newcomers are welcomed each week. No worries about where you are in the process, you can begin to participate at any time.  * Teen program beginning January, 2016 at same time.

 

Mending Hearts @ Mending Hearts Grief Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mending Hearts: A place where hurting hearts are mended

Our Mission

To cultivate healing for grieving youth, their families, and the community through peer support group programs, training, education, and outreach.

Children and Grief

Grief is a term often used to describe the wide range of emotional and physical reactions that arise when someone has experienced the death of a loved one, or is living in anticipation of a death. Grief feelings may include shock, sadness, anger, denial, and loss of control. An array of physical reactions may also be present, such as loss of appetite, memory, sleeplessness, and lack of concentration. At the Center we believe that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach to healing. We help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and cope with the loss of their loved one.

Support Programs

Our peer support group programs bring together children, teens, and their caregivers with similar loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a loved one. Peer support group programs are open-ended and are offered at no cost to families. Each group meets twice a month in a safe, nurturing environment conducive to healing. Children who attend groups engage in therapeutic activities such as: play therapy, narrative therapy, art, poetry, journaling, music, meditation, dance/movement, and recreational activities, all of which help process their feelings of grief.

 

 

Get Connected

Prior to enrolling in a peer support group program, families attend an individual intake interview, at no cost to the family. To schedule an individual intake interview, please call 979-690-4673, ask for Kay.

MHGC Volunteer Opportunities

The Center is a volunteer-driven organization. Wherever your time and talents may be, there is a match for you to help us link hearts, mend spirits, and transform lives. We invite you to make a difference in any of the following ways:

  • Become a trained support group facilitator
  • Sponsor and serve dinner to a support group
  • Donate items from our Wish List listed on our website
  • Join the Friends of Mending Hearts Grief Center

Help Mend Hurting Hearts

The Center is supported by donations. Your tax-deductible contribution is always needed and appreciated. You may make checks payable to Christ UMC and write Mending Hearts Grief Center on the memo line.

 

You may mail your contribution to:

Christ United Methodist Church

4201 State Highway 6 South

College Station, TX 77845

 

Contact:       Christ UMC at 979-690-4673 or School Counselor Kathe Hawkins , M.A. at 979-225-0967 or email k-hawkins@suddenlink.net; or, Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor Rev. Tommy Myrick, M.S. at 979-595-6022 or email tommymyrick@christ-umc.org

For more information please visit our website at www.mendingheartsgriefcenter.org

 

Mending Hearts Grief Center is a part of The Hope Center, a Missions Outreach Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church

Jan
25
Wed
2017 City of College Station Citizens Police Academy
Jan 25 all-day

APPLY FOR 2017 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
Citizens Police Academy is an interactive, 11-week program designed to offer citizens an inside look at their local police department and criminal justice system. It also allows citizens and police officers to interact in a positive and proactive setting.  Program starts Feb. 7 and is held on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the College Station Police Department.

For more details or to apply, go to cstx.gov/cpa. Application deadline is Jan. 27.