#GivingTuesday is TODAY

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. There are two ways that you can give today; your time and your treasure. Please email us at tapestry@irvingbible.org if you would like to bless adoptive and foster families by volunteering your time. We have many opportunities for you to volunteer from support groups to our annual conference.
The other way to give today is with your treasure. You can donate online or you can mail a check to:

Irving Bible Church
Attention: Tapestry
2435 Kinwest Parkway
Irving, Texas 75063

Your giving will allow us to continue to be a place of loving, supportive, and authentic community where we encourage and equip families along their adoption and foster care journey.

So would you consider making a gift to Tapestry today on Giving Tuesday?

Thank you and God bless you,

Ryan


Tapestry is a ministry of Irving Bible Church. All contributions to Tapestry are tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law.

An Evening with Tapestry

Tapestry is celebrating 10 years of ministry this year with two events both on September 19. They will host a Family Fun Carnival at Irving Bible Church at 10:00 am and then enjoy dinner together at the Hilton DFW Lakes in Grapevine that evening. Author and speaker Carissa Woodwyk will be their guest. Carissa is a writer, speaker, marriage and family therapist, and advocate for the human heart. In each of these roles, she offers her story and voice in ways that invite people to connect with themselves, with others, and with God. She is co-author of Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory. She and her husband have two children and live near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

10 Year Celebration Dinner InvitationWhen
September 19, 2015
6:30 am – 10:00 pm

Where
Hilton DFW Lakes
1800 Highway 26E
Grapevine, TX 76051

What
Dressy Casual

Who
Adoptive Parents, Foster Parents, Family, Friends, Ministry Staff, Pastors, Agency Workers, CPS Employees.

Featuring
Carissa Woodwyk – Author and Speaker

Tables are $300 and there are 10 ten seats at each. Individual seats are $25, but you can attend for free if you need to.

Please contact Ryan North at rnorth@irvingbible.org if you have any questions.

Tapestry Conference 2015

Save the Date

The 2015 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference will be held October 23 & 24 at Irving Bible Church. This year’s theme is Back to Basics and sees the return of Dr. Karyn Purvis to our conference.

Dr. Purvis is the founder and Rees-Jones Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development and a passionate advocate for “children from hard places.” She is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Connected Child, a former foster parent, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother of nine, two of whom are adopted. Her life’s passion is to empower children to overcome trauma so they may thrive and reach their fullest potential in life. Tapestry has a long standing relationship with Dr. Purvis and we are thrilled that she will be with us in October.

Friday, October 23 will feature workshops for professionals, parents, church and ministry staff. Saturday, October 24 will feature morning and afternoon general sessions with breakout sessions in between.

CEU’s are available for professionals and training hours are available for parents.

Registration opens August 1.

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