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Sharing hope with a tea party and fashion show!
On Saturday, June 7th, The Glass Slipper partnered with the Juvenile Justice Chaplaincy and Leading and Loving It Sacramento to treat the girls at the Youth Detention Facility to a Tea Party and Fashion Show. The Glass Slipper is a non-profit that provides life-changing programs for girls in foster care and group homes. This ministry seeks out marginalized girls who have experienced abuse and provides a safe environment with mentors who care about them and work with them to restore their hope and inspire them to dream.
A group of female pastors, pastor’s wives and females in leadership who make up Leading and Loving It, along with Glass Slipper volunteers, spent hours helping with the organization and preparing for the event. The goal was to bring hope to the girls at the hall by communicating the love and value they have in Jesus.
The girls of the detention facility walked into the gymnasium, a room that had been transformed with beautifully decorated garland and flowers. They sat and shared tea and desserts with Sacramento area female Christian leaders. Then the program began. Music that was written for the girls was shared by a local artist, dancers danced a prayer dance for the girls and testimonies of several of the pastor’s wives was shared via cardboard testimonies. Pastor Karen Hagen from Real Life Church shared a message of hope with the girls. And then came the fashion show! Models walked down the center isle in outfits that the girls could later choose to purchase from the Glass Slipper boutique with the certificate they were given.
The Tea Party and Fashion Show was a beautiful outreach and God moved in the hearts of many of the girls and the women who were involved. Please pray that God continues the work in these young girl’s lives and allows Christian men and women to continue to speak truth into their lives.
If you would like to know more information about the Glass Slipper’s ministry to vulnerable girls, you can check out their website here.
The Juvenile Justice Chaplaincy also has opportunities for churches to get involved through a new “Adopt a ward” program. To find out more information, please contact the JJC at (916)875-1305 or email Chaplain Dan at ThompsonDE@SacCounty.net
Upcoming Service Event: Back to School Celebration
On August 9th, The Arab-American Learning Center will invite the refugee community for a Back to School Evening Celebration to share with them how to have a successful school year. They will invite the San Juan Unified School District to share with the refugee parents the school year 2014-2015 instructions. The refugee students will receive backpacks and notebooks as a symbol of Christian love, so they will be encouraged, equipped and ready for the school year.
The Refugees Back to School Night will be August 9th at 6:00pm at Arcade Church
Please visit Serve Sacramento's calendar here for ways you can get involved!