Changing Lives with Chocolate 2018

Save the Date now and Join us for the 4th annual Changing Lives with Chocolate on Friday, April 20th at the Benton Event Center.

Support The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties with an an evening of delicious food and tempting desserts, heartwarming stories, and live music.

This year we are hosting a competition for local businesses, organizations, church small groups, etc. The challenge is to donate the most unique gift basket for auction. The winner of this competition will receive a catered dessert party for their group! Here are the details:

The baskets must have a value of $100-$150.

The baskets must have a clear theme (For example: Date night, camping, hunting, family fun night, etc.)

The basket should be filled with gift cards or physical items. Please do not include cash (Visa gift cards or the like are acceptable).

The baskets must be given a creative name.

Baskets will be judged based on the creativity of the theme, creativity of items chosen, and creativity of its name.

All entries must be turned in at The CALL office by 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15 (2010 Military Road Benton, AR 72015).

We hope you will join in this fun competition! Thank you for your continued support. If you are interested in donating a different type of auction item, or if you would prefer to support us by purchasing tickets to the event, serving as a financial sponsor, or participating as a chocolate vendor at the event, please email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org.

To purchase tickets for the event: CALLchocolate2018.Eventbrite.com

Tickets are on sale now! $325 for a reserved table of 10 or $35 each.

The CALL Equipped 2018

Volunteers gathered at Park Place Baptist Church on February 10, 2018, for The CALL Equipped 2018. While enjoying a continental breakfast we heard updates with The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties. Some highlights included celebrating new foster & adoptive homes opened (19 families in 2017 and 11 more families in January 2018!!), opening The CALL Home, and adding an additional family visitation room.
We also heard from our volunteer Team Leaders as they shared how their team is serving with The CALL. Team Leaders also shared the needs with their team including:

  • Additional volunteers to serve Saturday mornings in the foster care closet
  • Gift baskets and other donations for the Changing Lives with Chocolate auction
  • 2 hosts to serve on a Tuesday or Thursday one day (9 am-3 pm) per month with The CALL
  • Church Advocates to share the mission of The CALL and equip within their church
  • Additional volunteers to serve on the Hospitality Team
  • Volunteers to help with filing at our local Department of Children & Family Services.

If you are interested in helping on any of these teams or with these needs please email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org.

We look forward to The CALL Equipped 2019 and hope to have many more join our team! 

Amplify & The CALL

The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties is excited to partner with Amplify Festival again this year! Amplify is located behind Holland Chapel in Benton on August 25-26, 2017. The Christian music festival will include artists For King & Country, Crowder, Matt Maher, Hawk Nelson, Jamie Grace, Zach Williams, I Am They, Carrollton, and Flame.

Admission & parking are FREE, however registration is required. To register, for information on what to bring, and the schedule, please visit their website.

AMPLIFIED: What’s next after Amplify?

The powerful praise & worship music, the energy of the artists, the iconic fair food, the testimonies, the throngs of people, and most importantly sharing the Gospel:

AmplifyFest2017 was an incredible event!  Our hearts were stirred in multiple ways, so what’s next?

  •  If your heart was stirred by the message that Jesus loves you and wants to save you and become the Lord of your life, seek out a local Bible-teaching church.  Ask to speak to a pastor, share with a Christian friend, become part of God’s family.
  • If you were moved by Maria’s adoption story of hopelessness to hopeful, learn more about adoption, fostering, or volunteering at an information meeting with The CALL in your county.  Prayerfully consider how you can make a difference in the 5100 children in foster care in Arkansas!
  • Join us in our mission to mobilize the Church in Arkansas to love foster children with the extravagant love of Christ by becoming a financial partner.  You may give online or by texting ‘CALL’ to 91999.
  • If you recognized the giving hearts of those wearing the ‘servant’ t-shirts, please consider serving at Amplify in 2018.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to serve and help further the Gospel message!

Church Leadership Breakfast

‘Wrapping around foster & adoptive families in our Church’ will be the focus of our annual Church Leadership Breakfast on October 3, 2017. We invite pastors, church leaders, and Church Advocates with The CALL to join us for breakfast, fellowship, and to hear Saline County Judge Gary Arnold speak. The program will also include a panel with foster parents, a support family, and local pastor sharing their successes and challenges in supporting foster and adoptive families within the church. We will finish our time together in prayer for the children in foster care, the families who love them, our DCFS partners, and churches.
If you would like to confirm your church’s invitation or are interested in serving as a Church Advocate with The CALL, please email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org for more details regarding the event.