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As we continue to partner with you to show moms and dads they are Not Alone in their circumstances, we are discovering new ways to support families.

Together, we have gifted four, new car seats to expectant moms with the hlp of committed churches and service organizations.  Our prenatal care clinic is growing, too!  Other non-profit agencies have connected several expecting families new to our area to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center.  We just celebrated our second annual neighborhood Block Party at the Paducah location.  We have another one scheduled at our Metropolis center this month!  These opportunities to reach out to the community are only possible through the combined efforts of business, church and individual partners.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:  Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. – Romans 12:1 (MSG)

It’s in our everyday, ordinary life, as we encounter others with God’s love and kindness that the culture begins to shift.  When parents feel empowered and have the knowledge and resources they need to better care for their family, God begins to transform.

I invite you to hear more about a new part you can play in showing parents they are Not Alone to be announced at our annual Gala Tuesday, September 18.

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The Hope Unlimited Family Care Center team has made it our mission to make sure moms and dads feel more supported, empowered, connected and loved—Not Alone!

Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

This year has started off with many blessings and exciting opportunities to engage you, our individual and church partners, with our mission. Working to spread the word about the services we offer is one huge way we can reach our community together.

When parents walk through our door, they find a friendly face, a safe, non-judgmental environment and
– most importantly – the love of Jesus. We believe YOU are how we can do this more
effectively. Please continue to pray for the staff and volunteers who give so much of themselves.
Donate through our community stores (at both locations) so we can provide clothes and supplies to our
moms and dads. Volunteer to be a mentor or to help in the stores or office. Please stop by to tour our centers, learn more about what we are doing and bring a friend with you. Then, begin to refer people to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center. Encourage them (and maybe even give them a ride) so they can learn helpful parenting techniques and life skills, as well as how much Jesus loves and values them.

Life was not meant to be a journey of solitude but one of community. Together we WILL help moms and
dads know they are Not Alone!

Nicole Farley

Executive Director

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Love Amazing! All year the team of wonderful staff and volunteers have been intentional about what is commanded in John 13:34-35. There are a couple of key directives regarding love in these verses.  God wants us to love others wholly, completely and unconditionally, just like He loves you and me.  Why?  The scripture goes on to say if we do, His Love in us will actually point others to Him. Isn’t that why we exist? Whether they need parenting help, encouragement, healing or to become more confident in a life skill, we are here to walk along side of them. Thank you for helping to make this possible.

This year’s Gala is just around the corner; Tuesday, September 19.  It is going to be one you don’t want to miss. We will be sharing what God has been doing and how His Love Amazing has been at work. We want you to have the opportunity to talk to the staff and volunteers who work with our moms and dads.  You can ask questions and hear how His Love is changing and saving lives. How are we able to do this each and every day? Because our focus is Christ; His Amazing Love and how He “Lavishes his Love on us….” 1 John 3:1

We can’t do this alone.  It’s because of your partnership we are able to touch the lives of so many families. I hope you have made plans to attend this year and bring someone who you would like to introduce to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center.  If you don’t already have your tickets, it’s not too late.  Stop by or call!  We will reserve your seat.

Thank you for your partnership, prayer support and time.  Thank you for being a part of something big God is doing, where the results are truly Amazing!

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It’s been a year!  And, as I think about this past year, as I’ve sat in the executive director’s chair, there have been so many times I have had the opportunity to watch His Love Amazing touch families throughout our communities, both in Paducah and Metropolis.

In May, we cut the ribbon on our newly renovated Metropolis location.  Many of our Massac County friends and partners took a tour of the changes.  The renovations create more space for parents to learn and more room for the community to shop in Hope’s Closet Community Store.  Across the river in Paducah, the Mayor and Judge Executive National Day of Prayer Breakfast brought business owners, church leaders and civic groups together to focus on community.  Organizers chose to make Hope Unlimited Family Care Center the beneficiary of this year’s event.

We’re not finished partnering yet, either!  Our Jobs for Life program was featured during the Housing Authority of Paducah Community Day, where Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s Rick Tilley built relationships with under-employed and unemployed men and women.  We’re excited to partner with Heartland Cares, Inc. again this year for National HIV Testing Day.

We all play an important role in our community’s success!  We all long to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.  Thank you for joining us to help show Love Amazing to both sides of the river.

– Nicole Farley, Executive Director

 

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Love Amazing in 2017!

You pnicole-farleyartnered with us to reach at least 168 new moms and dads this year.  Thank you!  In January alone, we served 15 new moms and dads along with our regular clients.  Parents made 200 appointments; 154 of them showed up.  That is 77% of appointments kept!  This tells me clients are finding value and support.  I want you to know your investment of prayer, finances and support is making an impact.

Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus througout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.” (Emphasis added.)

Our greatest need?  Prayer!  We are open four days a week in Paducah and three in Metropolis.  Will you be one of those who partners with us and says, “Yes!  I will pray on a certain day at a certain time.”  If so, please let us know.  We are being intentional in having every hour covered in prayer.

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is you, our team and the community.  Love Amazing is what we have to give.  Please help us spread the word to those in your circle of influence.  Know there is a place where moms and dads can find the support and resources they need.  Together, we impact one family today and generations for years to come.

Nicole Farley

Executive Director