Zoom with MCFAPA & Willie Diggs this Thursday!

Join us tomorrow, May 7th at 7 pm as we have Willie F. Diggs II, LBSW, MSW come speak to MCFAPA families about how to communicate with at-risk youth.

Known as a spiritual life coach for students, Willie Diggs is a newly published author and motivational mentor who enjoys engaging students in a life dialogue of discovering who they are. Known for his passion to captivate individuals through small talk, he continues to encourage people through academics, professionalism, and spirituality to become leaders in their community. In October of 2016 Willie published his first book “Challenge21” where he takes readers on a journey of discovering the power of the scriptures.

Willie is a native of Brundidge, Alabama. He currently serves as the Campus Pastor of The Beacon Butler Campus in Huntsville Alabama the first community church planted under Superintendent Anthony Wheeler of Beacon Hill Worship Center in Madison, Alabama.

Having worked with several populations, age groups, and cultures in the social service realm, he and his wife share a strong passion with educating the community and helping people deal with the many social issues that are plaguing our world. He is a preacher, motivational speaker, spiritual life coach, teacher, writer, and friend to many.

Willie is a Licensed Elder through the Church of God in Christ. He was educated at Jacksonville State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a 2010 graduate from Alabama A&M where he received a Masters of Social Work Degree. He is workshop speaker, parent educator, and resource builder in his community. He is the founder of Come Thirsty Ministries, Inc., which is non-profit organization that develops Christ centered rograms such as Focus on the Future Mentor Program, Restore Me Community Health Fair, God’s Girls Rock Program, and Come Thirsty Kids Program.

Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday to families signed up on REMIND. Not signed up? Let us know!

More info on Willie at www.williediggs.com.

Over the last few weeks, our wonderful partner The Rock Family Worship Center has blessed over 300 individuals that MCFAPA serves with hot meals 3 days a week. These include foster families, adoptive parents, & Grand-families (Grandparents raising their grandkids).

Over the next few weeks, your support of MCFAPA can help continue to support these families even more. MCFAPA will donate $10 of every individual membership & $15 of each family membership back to The Rock’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. If you already support MCFAPA through membership, 20% of any donations received via https://mcfapa.life will go into the same fund.

We also have an anonymous donor that will match the first $250 too! From the families receiving food, support, groceries, etc – we thank you, Madison County! During the time, your support means even more to your neighbors.

#MCFAPA #TheRockFWC #BetterTogether #FosterCare #Adoption #KinshipCare

MCFAPA Crossroads Online Meeting

For our April 16th MCFAPA Crossroads virtual meeting, our topic is “Disrupting a Foster Placement.” This is not an easy topic but one that most foster parents will face at least once in their foster care journey. The question may not necessarily be “What if?” but rather “When?”

Have questions beforehand? Just shoot us a message so that we can prepare! Those in attendance will receive 1 CEU.

Password protected Zoom link will be sent to those signed up for our Remind messages/texts. If you have not joined Remind yet, please let us know.

Coronavirus Update – Crossroads Meeting Cancelled

MCFAPA, along with The Rock Family Worship Center, are honoring the CDC’s and Governor Ivey’s request to limit social gatherings as well as following school systems closure policy. With the excitement and success of moving our meetings to The Rock, the safety of our families and their children take priority. This Thursday’s Crossroads Meeting is cancelled.

Should you need any food assistance during this time, please know that Manna House is open on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 4pm-7pm. They are currently ramping up to meet the needs in our community. Also, if there are urgent needs concerning OUR KIDS Closet, please send us or them a message.

Stay safe, check on your loved ones daily (especially the elderly), help those that may not be able to get out and shop or grab things they need, love your neighbor, & smile. Be a helper. This too shall pass.

#MCFAPA #BeAHelper #LoveOverFear