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Stay up to date with current Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) news and events! Below is information on current SFCS program news as well as information on upcoming special events and ways you can donate.

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Foster and Adopt resource parenting classes scheduled now! Posted Date:  08/08/14
For anyone interested in being a foster parent or adopting our classes and the MAPP training course covers:

•Protecting and nurturing the children who have been abused, emotionally maltreated, or neglected.

•Learning what resource parents can do to promote healthy development.

•Supporting relationships between children and their parents, siblings, and kin.

•A look at what foster and adoptive parents do & what is expected

•What makes the foster or adoptive parent successful

•Learning to know your own family's strengths and needs, communicate effectively, work in partnerships, build connections with a child in need of a temporary place to live

Kansas TIPS-MAPP (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting)
All classes are held weekly from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 2, 4155 E. Harry, Wichita
Thursday, October 9, 423 Southeast 10th, Newton
Tuesday, October 14, 4155 E. Harry, Wichita

For any additional details or register for our classes call 1-866-999-1599.



Blessing of the Animals Posted Date:  09/30/14

On Saturday, October 4th,
The Rev. Robert Nelson Smith
will perform a
blessing of the animals
at Rolling Hills Zoo.
The blessings throughout the zoo
begin at 1:00 p.m.
The blessing of animals in honor of
St. Francis (d.1226) developed as a direct
result of St. Francis's own understanding
of the kinship shared by humans with
all other creatures by virtue of
having the same creator, God.
Francis, was a great lover of animals
and is even said to have preached to the birds
about their duty to praise God.
Although the specific customs about
blessing animals vary from place to place,
one common feature is that prayers are offered
not only for the animals themselves
but also for the people who care for them.




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