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Wings and Prayers Ministry

Dear Friends,

I hope this email finds you warm and rejoicing in the stillness winter brings. The next Wings and Prayers Differently Abled Ecumenical Service will be meeting this Sunday, January 19th at 3pm at Crossroads Chapel – 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington, IL. We would love to see you there. Light refreshments will be provided following the worship service.

One of our new flyers is attached. Please feel free to post and to pass it on to others who may be interested. You may contact Rev. Cheree’ Johnson (309) 706-2961 or Rev. Mary Armstrong-Reiner (309) 212-0888 with questions or for more information.

Hope to see you there.

Where: 
Crossroads Chapel, 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Rising Star Open Gym

Our play group was created to give our children with autism and their typical siblings a place where they could be free to be themselves, play, and get to know each other. Rising Star Academy generously allows us to use their facilities. The accommodations are wonderful; they include 3 trampolines (2 are in floor), a very large foam pit, padded floors, soft sided climbing structures and numerous toys.

*We require one parent to stay while the children are playing.

Where: 
Rising Star Academy, 2902 Gill Street, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: 
$5.00 per child

Winter Swim Event at YMCA

It's cold outside, so you know what that means...get out your swimsuit and goggles. What?

That's right - meet us at the YMCA pool on Saturday, January 18, from 6:00-8:00. Bring your swimsuit and towel.

Where: 
Bloomington-Normal YMCA, 602 S. Main Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 
Free
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Autism Awareness Month

Everyone knows someone with autism

The most recent statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that 1 in 88 children have autism. That staggering statistic emphasizes how important it is that the central Illinois community becomes aware of the difficulties of living with autism. The Autism Society of McLean County provides imperative programming to people of all ages living with autism and families whose lives are affected by autism.

April is Autism Awareness month and the Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) has planned a month packed full of events to raise awareness about autism.

About the Autism Society of McLean County 

The Autism Society of McLean County is an all volunteer based group that strives to educate the central Illinois area about autism and fund programs that better the lives of individuals and families of those with autism. For more information, contact info@autismmclean.org.

Sibshop's Fun, Food, and Friends in March

For children ages 7‐14 who have a sibling with special needs. Sibshops provide a fun and safe place for siblings to meet other children in the same situation, share experiences, feelings, and discuss joys and challenges. Class size limit is 20.

Participants must register by March 4th. Register below.

For additional information, contact Jacquie Mace at mace.jacquie@comcast.net or 309‐824‐4555.

In the event that we do not have enough children registered for a group, Sibshops will be canceled for that month.

Sponsored By Illinois Autism Training & Technical Assistance Project The Autism Society of McLean County.

Where: 
Jazzercise, 1531 Fort Jesse Rd, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Cost: 
Free

ASMC Parent Support Cafe

The Cafe provides ongoing support, trainings and discussions on the many areas of autism that families are challenged with. Come join other family members to share your knowledge and problem solve. This month's topic: Puberty.

Childcare provided by ISU's SSID at Skill Sprouts. Trainings and discussion will be facilitated by Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project.

RSVP to Jacquie at 309-824-4555 so as to ensure proper coverage.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Where: 
706 Oglesby Ave., Normal, IL, 61761, in the conference room between TAP and Skill Sprouts
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

ASMC Holiday Party and Annual Meeting/Appreciation Reception

The ASMC Holiday Party and Annual Meeting/Appreciate Dinner will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, December 1st from 5:30p -7:30p.

Pizza and beverages will be provided - Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. A jolly, old elf may stop by to listen to Christmas wishes.

Please RSVP at http://autismmclean.org/2013-holiday-party.

The annual meeting/appreciation reception will take place while the children are playing and being supervised by our friends at SSID. The new ASMC Board of Directors will be announced.

Recognition of individuals/organizations who make a difference in the lives of people living with autism. Go to http://autismmclean.org/2013-annual-appreciation-awards to nominate an individual or organization for an award of appreciation.

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

SSID's Annual Halloween Dance

Boo! You’re invited to… SSIDs annual Halloween Dance. Who is SSID? Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities is a registered student organization at Illinois State University that focuses on providing volunteer opportunities for students to volunteer with individuals with disabilities.

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, snacks, and crafts! There will be a contest for best costume, so please feel free to dress up!

All ages, disabilities and siblings are welcome!

If you have any questions, or to RSVP, please email Marlee Goldsworthy at mcgolds@ilstu.edu.

Where: 
Circus Room in the Bone Student Center, 100 N University St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

ASMC Parent Support Cafe

The Cafe provides ongoing support, trainings and discussions on the many areas of autism that families are challenged with. Come join other family members to share your knowledge and problem solve. This month's topic: Visuals.

Childcare provided by ISU's SSID at Skill Sprouts. Trainings and discussion will be facilitated by Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project.

RSVP to Jacquie at 309-824-4555 so as to ensure proper coverage.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Where: 
706 Oglesby Ave., Normal, IL, 61761, in the conference room between TAP and Skill Sprouts
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A Day in the Park with SSID!

SSID is hosting a day in the park with the families from the Autism Society. 

Who is SSID? Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities is a student organization at Illinois State University that provides volunteer opportunities for students to work with individuals with disabilities in the community.

We will be meeting by the Miller Park playground near the zoo to play games and have snacks. Parents are welcome to drop off their kids or stay. All ages and siblings are welcome.

Please email Marlee Goldsworthy at mcgolds@ilstu.edu to RSVP by September 22nd, or with any additional questions.

We hope to see you there!

 

Where: 
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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