Mobilizing the Church in Arkansas to love foster children with the extravagant love of Christ.

Amplify FREE Christian Music Festival

The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties is excited to partner with AmplifyChristian Music Festival again this year!  Join us in worshiping with Crowder, Matt Maher, Zach Williams, I am They, Jamie Grace, Carrollton, Hawk Nelson, and many more artists.  There will be plenty of food vendors and other activities for the entire family to enjoy.  Gates open on Friday, August 25th at 3:00 pm and on Saturday, August 26th at 1:00 pm. The festival is held on the property of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton.  Please visit the event’s website for more details on location, schedule, what to bring, and updates on artists performing.

 

https://www.amplifyfest.org/eventdetails

YOU Can Make a Difference, Perry County!

In Perry County, there are 8 children in
foster care and just 2 foster homes. This means, among other things, that children must often be placed in other counties and in new schools. A child who has already experienced the trauma of being removed from their home and family also is removed from her church, coach, neighbors, and friends.  Our goal is for children to be in their home communities with familiar teachers, friends, and others who will naturally support them.
We also have hundreds of children, most of them school-aged, in Arkansas waiting for an adoptive family. A family to tuck them in at night, help them with homework, go on vacation with.  The greatest need is for experienced parents opening their hearts and homes to siblings or teenagers.
Would you like to help spread the word about the needs of children in foster care, support a foster or adoptive family, share our mission with your local church, or help with filing or driving children to their appointments?  Volunteer!
On August 29, 2017, 6:30 pm, The CALL and the Department of Children & Family Services will host an information meeting to answer questions and share about fostering, adopting, and volunteering.  Registration is appreciated, but not required.  Feel free to invite your church, friends, and neighbors!

Perry at the Pad

Summer is a time for barbecues, family vacations, and relaxing!  And in central Arkansas, it’s HOT!  We have a great opportunity to cool off on July 22 at the Tom Park Memorial Splash Pad in Perryville from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  We will have hot dogs & drinks and share opportunities to serve the children in foster care through volunteering, fostering, or adopting. Representatives from the Department of Human Services, CASA and The CALL will be available to answer your questions.  Please bring your friends, neighbors, and your family and join us for an afternoon of fun!

Christmas in July

Beat the heat by thinking about Christmas!  We are celebrating Christmas in July to help serve our children in foster care and complete furnishing The CALL Home.  You may pick up a wish tag on our Christmas tree in The CALL Home or visit our Wish List online.  Bring gifts by The CALL Home on a Tuesday or Thursday between July 11-27 (9:00 am-3:00 pm) to receive an ornament and enjoy a Christmas cookie!  Tours of The CALL Home will also be available.

A Generous GIFT

 

The GIFT class from Benton’s First United Methodist Church blessed us with a day of service including cleaning up landscaping, painting, and hooking up appliances, and many more projects.  We appreciate our volunteers who help maintain The CALL Home! Is your church or organization interested in volunteering?  Call us at 501-574-2364 or email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org.