LCPC Parent Education Raises More Than $72,000 For FosterAll

 

Photo courtesy Mary Emily Myers
La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Director Anne Bierling (center) is flanked by FosterAll’s Lou Moore and Kathy Hernandez at the Parent Ed Gala, held earlier this year. The event helped raise $72,000 for LCPC ministry partner FosterAll.

By Amanda Baughman

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Gala, held earlier this year, helped raise $72,000 for LCPC ministry partner FosterAll. The event celebrated the Parent Education program, showing gratitude for its team and supporters, as well as highlighting L.A.’s foster care crisis. The event’s total fundraising haul for both Parent Ed and FosterAll combined was more than $150,000.
“Last December, the Parent Education team started praying the powerful verse from Malachi 3:10 asking God to ‘open the floodgates’ for the 2020 gala: ‘Loving Mercy, Restoring Lives,’” according to an event spokesperson. “Those prayers were heard, and the gala was a miraculous success. Because of the generosity of the attendees, Parent Education was able to help raise more than $72,000 for FosterAll (formerly known as Child S.H.A.R.E.). The mission of FosterAll is to recruit prospective foster parents from faith communities and provide ongoing support to these heroic families, so they can provide safe and loving homes for the thousands of children who have been abused and neglected. They guide parents through successful foster/adopt journeys and create a community of support not only for the children but for the whole family as well.”
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LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea

Parent Ed relies on the efforts of people, including Heather Ehrhart (front row, from left), Paige Thatcher, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Cathy Steward, Debbie Barsom and Katie Enney. Middle row: Jina Khachik, Betty Bredemann, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Sarah Montes, Mikki Weightman and Charlotte Miller. Back: Jana Van Dyck, Monica Skeehan, Paula Giboney, Katy Riddell, Stephanie Ferguson, Sloan Walsh, Paige Dunbar, Barbara Stratte, Melanie Frey, Vicki Rekedal and Kathy Kovalcik.
Photo courtesy Barbara Stratte
Parent Ed relies on the efforts of people, including Heather Ehrhart (front row, from left), Paige Thatcher, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Cathy Steward, Debbie Barsom and Katie Enney. Middle row: Jina Khachik, Betty Bredemann, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Sarah Montes, Mikki Weightman and Charlotte Miller. Back: Jana Van Dyck, Monica Skeehan, Paula Giboney, Katy Riddell, Stephanie Ferguson, Sloan Walsh, Paige Dunbar, Barbara Stratte, Melanie Frey, Vicki Rekedal and Kathy Kovalcik.

By Katie Enney
Special to The Outlook


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program has kicked off its 41st year, continuing a legacy of quality education for parents whose children range from newborns to 18-year-olds. Parent Ed offers 16 weekly classes from September to May, along with the evening Parent Express program that offers monthlong classes for parents who cannot attend during the day. Continue reading “LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea”

Parent Ed Honors Erskine, Young Families at Year-End Celebration

Chris Erskine (third from left), Jack Erskine and George Young
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Chris Erskine (third from left), Jack Erskine and George Young were honored by La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program during a recent celebration. They are pictured with (from left) Nancy Stoner, Parent Ed director Anne Bierling and Lynne Graves (far right).

By Amanda Baughman
Special to The Outlook


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program recently had its annual Year-End Celebration at Ashley Barrett’s home, wrapping up its 40th anniversary year. In addition to showing gratitude to the program’s 44 team members, the event honored the Young and Erskine families for the memorials they donated to Parent Ed over the past year. Continue reading “Parent Ed Honors Erskine, Young Families at Year-End Celebration”