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Strategy Guide – Moms and Moms-to-Be Night Out

posted on February 5, 2011

Need, Vision and Description of Strategy: Many adoptive and foster moms, as well as women considering adoption or foster care (what we call “moms-to-be”), desire a safe and encouraging environment where their unique joys can be celebrated and their distinct…… Read More

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DFW Alliance of Adoption & Orphan Care Ministries

posted on February 2, 2011

The DFW Alliance of Adoption and Orphan Care Ministries is a network of local church ministries in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area that are committed to serving orphans and at-risk children in our local community and around the world. The DFW…… Read More

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Safest Place on Earth – Part 2

posted on January 29, 2011

By Michael Monroe (click here to read Part 1 of this article) I believe that adoptive and foster families are making it clear – they are saying that far too often our local churches are not “safe” places for them, or…… Read More

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Safest Place on Earth – Part 1

posted on January 29, 2011

By Michael Monroe This may not be easy to read; it wasn’t easy to write. But I think this is something we all need to face . . . and then go about praying for and seeking change. I’m speaking…… Read More

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If It Ain’t No, Then Go

posted on January 10, 2011

I’ve heard it dozens of times from church volunteers and lay leaders alike. They recount, often in frustrated tones, how their pastor or some other key church leader doesn’t seem to understand or isn’t “on board” with their ideas and…… Read More

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Tapestry Highlighted in Christianity Today Article

posted on July 6, 2010

Carla Barnhill wrote a very informative article in the July 2010 issue Christianity Today that captures well how God is working through local churches across the country to serve, educate and support adoptive and foster families.  In fact, she points…… Read More

Insights & Gifts Video Series

posted on April 22, 2010

As more and more people answer the call to adopt, it is important that we understand that the children that God will bring into our lives through adoption and foster care will likely have deep hurts and needs. Therefore, an…… Read More

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Three Things We Have Learned & Three Things We Would Do

posted on April 5, 2010

Tapestry is growing up.  It’s hard to believe but the ministry turns 5 years old this year – and what a 5 years it has been. In September 2005, we hosted our first “event.”  We had 20 people there.  Not…… Read More

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Coffee Talk – Tapestry Style

posted on January 22, 2009

You may wonder how a group of women can talk for more than 2 ½ hours over a cup of coffee (or one of many coffee flavored concoctions).  Talk for so long, in fact, that they get kicked out of…… Read More