Once a week on Tuesday FBC volunteers provide each family represented with two sacks of groceries. There are no requirements except a photo ID and proof of current address. Recipients must live in the six county area: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson, and Washington.
Hosted by SingleMoms Created4Change Advocacy and Empowerment Center. This class/program is founded in prayer and on the word of God. It is designed to help moms who have a criminal history and are ready to reenter their families, community and the workforce. The program includes parenting classes, devotional, job skills training and an opportunity to complete community service hours.
Ongoing – Tuesdays at 9:30am
Dr. Lenihan, a professor in the History Department, Texas A&M University, will speak about the cultural significance and history of Coney Island. His entertaining talk will be followed by a reception and gallery viewing. Fascinating artifacts, photographs, ephemera, film clips, and hands-on interactives on display immerse visitors in the experience of Coney Island.
We are a local non-denominational, non-political group that meets every Tuesday at the American Pavilion Flag Pole at Veterans Park to pray for our country. Come out and join US in prayer!
Our Town, Our Health, Our Future, a town hall meeting regarding opioid abuse, will be held on the Blinn College campus in Bryan, the Student Center room F-120, on the evening of May 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The format will consist of six panelists each expressing their own perspective, and a time of Q & A from the community.
Christ centered 12 step with Jesus Christ as the Higher Power. This discipleship program covers all hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Come be a part of a community of believers who start with a great time of Praise and Worship followed by same gender, small (process) groups. Newcomers are welcomed each week. No worries about where you are in the process, you can begin to participate at any time. * A Teen program beginning at the same time, and a small group specifically tailored for veterans and PTSD sufferers, are available.
We will have a town hall meeting for the Brazos Valley regarding opioid abuse, prescription-pills in particular. The event, called Our Town, Our Health, Our Future, will be held on the Blinn College campus in Bryan, the Student Center room F-120, on the evening of May 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The format will consist of six panelists, each expressing their own perspective, and a time of Q & A from the community.
Mending Hearts: A place where hurting hearts are mended
To cultivate healing for grieving youth, their families, and the community through peer support group programs, training, education, and outreach.
Children and Grief
Grief is a term often used to describe the wide range of emotional and physical reactions that arise when someone has experienced the death of a loved one, or is living in anticipation of a death. Grief feelings may include shock, sadness, anger, denial, and loss of control. An array of physical reactions may also be present, such as loss of appetite, memory, sleeplessness, and lack of concentration. At the Center we believe that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach to healing. We help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and cope with the loss of their loved one.
Our peer support group programs bring together children, teens, and their caregivers with similar loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a loved one. Peer support group programs are open-ended and are offered at no cost to families. Each group meets twice a month in a safe, nurturing environment conducive to healing. Children who attend groups engage in therapeutic activities such as: play therapy, narrative therapy, art, poetry, journaling, music, meditation, dance/movement, and recreational activities, all of which help process their feelings of grief.
Prior to enrolling in a peer support group program, families attend an individual intake interview, at no cost to the family. To schedule an individual intake interview, please call 979-690-4673, ask for Kay.
MHGC Volunteer Opportunities
The Center is a volunteer-driven organization. Wherever your time and talents may be, there is a match for you to help us link hearts, mend spirits, and transform lives. We invite you to make a difference in any of the following ways:
- Become a trained support group facilitator
- Sponsor and serve dinner to a support group
- Donate items from our Wish List listed on our website
- Join the Friends of Mending Hearts Grief Center
Help Mend Hurting Hearts
The Center is supported by donations. Your tax-deductible contribution is always needed and appreciated. You may make checks payable to Christ UMC and write Mending Hearts Grief Center on the memo line.
You may mail your contribution to:
Christ United Methodist Church
4201 State Highway 6 South
College Station, TX 77845
Contact: Christ UMC at 979-690-4673 or School Counselor Kathe Hawkins , M.A. at 979-225-0967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or, Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor Rev. Tommy Myrick, M.S. at 979-595-6022 or email email@example.com
For more information please visit our website at www.mendingheartsgriefcenter.org
Mending Hearts Grief Center is a part of The Hope Center, a Missions Outreach Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church
Who: Brazos County Master Gardeners
What: Community Education Event – The Gardens at Texas A&M: Creating an Outdoor Classroom
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:00pm
Where: Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest, Bryan
Details of Program: The Gardens project will restore, preserve, and develop nearly 40 acres into public gardens to conduct formal teaching, research, and extension/outreach activities. Joseph Johnson, Gardens Manager will speak about the construction progress with the first phase, 7 ½ acres Leach Teaching Gardens opening in the spring of 2018. You will see numerous vignettes within the Leach Teaching Gardens that will serve as an outdoor classroom for faculty, staff and volunteers to teach students and the public valuable concepts about food production, landscape beauty and the natural environment. You will also learn about the onward phases with The Gardens master plan growing this peaceful sanctuary on campus; a place where everyone at Texas A&M and the surrounding community can relax, enjoy and learn. The public is invited at no charge.
Presented by: Joseph Johnson, Gardens Manager for the Gardens at Texas A&M University. Joseph has been director of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and nature Center in Orange, Texas, a LEED-NC certified center. He also managed the extensive gardens and interior spaces at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, expanding the rose garden and installing the Chrysalis Project which was featured in Southern Living Magazine.
Come and join us distribute food to those in need every Wednesday.
For more information, please call 979-361-0618