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9 to 5 For Christ
November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT$18
**Please note date change for November meeting only – we will meet on the FIRST Monday of November instead of the second Monday!
We meet every month for a time of fellowship, dinner and an inspirational speaker – we can’t wait to see you!
Monday, November 1, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
at Northpark Community Church
Delicious dinner by Boo Boo Bean Bakery included
Come out and enjoy a beautiful evening with us and enjoy wonderful fellowship, a great meal and inspiring message.
Bring a friend and double the blessing!
Please make your reservation if possible by the Friday before the meeting.
Register ONLINE NOW
or contact Penny Murray: 559-349-1974
For additional information, please go to www.9to5forchrist.com
$15 for first time attendees
$18 for advance registration
$22 at the door
THIS MONTH’S SPEAKER
Topic: “Be the Light that shines Bright in the Darkness”
The Lord has called us to be “children of light.” During these trying times in our world we were born for, “such a time as this” to shine the Lord’s love light of hope. Jesus gives us one of the critical meanings of light in the Sermon of the Mount
Bible Verse: Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Ms. Casarez is the founder and CEO of Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency, providing services to foster children, foster parents, and homeless families. She is a committed advocate for the issues and needs that face women and children in the Central Valley. Ms. Casarez is known throughout our community for her infectious love for the abused and neglected in our Valley and reigns as a motivational speaker and advocate for our youth and young adults.
In October 2008, Ms. Casarez, MSW founded the Angels of Grace Safe Haven Transitional Home. This was a nurturing home, which provides housing and independent living skills to emancipated females aging out of the foster care system, between the ages of 18-24.
Lisa has received several awards for her dedication to our community. In 2010 the Hispanic Central California Chamber of Commerce named her Business Woman of the Year. Also in 2010 she was honored as the Girl Scouts Inspirational Woman of the Year. Valley Public Television and Union Bank of California honored Lisa for the 5th annual Local Hero Award. Additionally, Lisa received special recognition from Assemblywoman Sarah Reyes, for the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
With all these awards, the care and well-being for children is her main concern, which led Lisa to being named Mother of the Year by the Fresno Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2013. In 2015 and 2016, Central California Women’s Conference proudly presented Angels of Grace a certificate of recognition for outstanding efforts, service, and commitment to the residents of the San Joaquin Valley.
In June of 2019 Angels of Grace was selected as Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Andreas Borgeas for his district, and in November 2019 Congressman Jim Costa selected Angels of Grace for the Angels in Adoption Award that recognizes a nonprofit for extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of a loving family.
We are honored to call Lisa our friend and know you will be blessed too. Bring a friend and double the blessing!
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Be a Blessing
Each month we highlight a ministry in our community and ask our ladies attending if they would like to join us in blessing them with some of their needs.
This quarter (October, November and December), we would like to help supply the needs of two local ministries, Angels of Grace Foster Care Agency and Pregnancy Care Center of Fresno.
Will you join us in helping supply some of the following small items? It can mean the difference in a child’s life as they are transitioning to Foster Care or for a new mother preparing to keep her baby.
- McDonald Gift cards
- Diapers (newborn to toddler)
- New baby outfits 0-9 months
- Baby bath supplies
- Bottle brushes
- Baby grooming supplies
- Diaper bags