SGM Coming Events…
ONGOING ~ We will have weekly SGM workdays at the SGM building to work on packaging and shipping Dreams of You items to families all over the world, paperwork, praying for families and for SGM, and whatever other tasks are on the to-do list. Currently, we are meeting Thursday or Friday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:00pm. We could really use your help, if you’re local. Work is always more pleasant and the burden less heavy with helping hands working together! Check our SGM Facebook page for reminders.
Please NOTE: No Comfort Bears workday on June 7 at SGM. We will be at the Ridge Project Youth Camp on June 12, and will be hosting Project Revolution this month at SGM as well…date to be announced.
Comfort Bears ~ The first Saturday of each month, beginning at 9am, Sufficient Grace Ministries Office – 300 Chestnut St.; Deshler, Ohio, we gather to work on Comfort Bears. We will also take some time to pray for the families receiving the Dreams of You packages. We need more groups to form in other areas to make our bears, as the sweet ladies who are currently supplying us with the bears our sewing their fingers to the bone to keep up with the growing number of mothers writing to us. There are currently families on our waiting list and more writing each day, with requests from all over the world. If you are local, we’d love your help. You can cut or stuff…if you are unable to sew. Or pray. There’s something for everyone. We just need willing hearts. It’s always a fun time of fellowship as we work together on this very special outreach. And, if you’re not local, please consider forming a group to help make Comfort Bears. We can get you the info. if you are interested.
Workdays at SGM
Saturday April 5 9am, May 3 9am, NO Bear day June 7 (due to SGM Golf Outing)
Workdays at PH MS/HS Monday-Thursday afternoon 3:30pm-5pm April 21-24
Walking With You Support ~ For those walking the path of grieving the loss of a baby or child, we offer grace for the journey and a friend to walk with you…
Walking With You Bereavement Support Group meets the first Monday of each month:
June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014
For our non-local friends, we have added a Closed Facebook Group where parents and family members can gather for Walking With You support. Only those in the group can see what is posted. It is meant to be a safe haven for grieving hearts. You can ask to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWYBereavementSupport/
We are in need of SGM Remembrance Photographers and SGM/SBD Birth and Bereavement Doulas in NW Ohio, SW Ohio, St. Louis Missouri, Michigan, and parts of Kentucky (near Lexington, I believe). You can find out more about volunteering for these positions here: SGM/SBD birth and bereavement doula and SGM Remembrance Photographer
Upcoming Events/Speaking Engagements:
May 18 ~ Tim and Kelly at St. John Lutheran
May 19 ~ Kelly presenting at Elmwood Schools Pay it Forward/Right to Read Week
June 2 ~ Walking With You at 7pm
June 4 ~ Kelly in Columbus to meet with family
June 7 ~ SGM Golf Outing 2014 (Click link for information on how to donate or bring a team!)
June 12 ~ The Ridge Project Youth Camp Comfort Bear Workday in Columbus
June 14 ~ SGM Photographer Editing Training followed by Introduction Training for interested Photogs
June 16 & 17 ~ Medina Hospital SGM Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement Services Training/ NE/Ohio
August 1-3 ~ Kelly and Holly leading SGM Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement Training in Kentucky (Sponsored by Carys Rainn Foundation)