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*New Braunfels News

 

Chicktime New Braunfels is so grateful for all of our amazing volunteers. We are looking to expand our leadership team, if you are interested please reach out to Katy at 830-708-5263 (text pleaese)


June Update:

Chicktime New Bruanfels June workshop was a field trip to the movies!
What a blessing to watch the youth at Connections Emergency Shelter get some down town watching a movie with popcorn 🍿and a beverage!
Such a special evening!

May Update:

Our May workshop at Urban Air with the kids who are placed at Connections Emergency Shelter was just plain special!!
We had 3 high schoolers, 5 middle schoolers and 3 primary sweeties!!
Some didn’t even know what a trampoline was!!
Workshop leaders , provided drinks and pizza and the kids could hardly be persuaded to eat as they were having so much fun!
Bonus treat was slushes and again- some had never had one before.
So much love!
I don’t know what else we can tell you about the impact we make ….
Come see for yourself and be a blessing!

April Update:

March Update:

I was blown away by all of the connection and care our community brought to the kids at the shelter tonight! The Havenwood Neighbors and friends at Texas state put together such a great meal. The kids loved the sides and were so excited about Chick-fil-A and brownies! Thank you for helping us feed those babies an exciting thoughtful meal tonight!

A big thank you to Shari at Herbaria Healing Arts who taught the kids about oils. She brought beautiful various colored glass roller bottles that the kids selected and we learned all about oils and what each one can do to improve our health. The kids had so much fun partnering with the volunteers who made custom rollers for each kids needs 🙂 it was really cool to see them transition to calm and happy towards the end of the night. Thank you to WIN at TX State and to all the new and returning volunteers ! Y’all are the heart beat of our chapter, y’all are the ones that share our love and joys with these kids.

I’m so blessed to serve with y’all and I hope to meet new volunteers next month ! Please reach out if you’re interested in getting involved with our chapter and serving next month!

February Update:

It was a beautiful night full of laughter and creativity at Connections Individual and Family Services . There were so many new faces this month that really brought out their creative side’s. This was one of the biggest groups I’ve been apart of since first volunteering. The group started out the night by enjoying Garfield’s favorite lasagna and then moved on to creating inspirational t-shirt’s. The kids were able to create their own shirts and display their motivational words, while also showing off their artistic skills. Thank you so much to everyone that helped make this a great night for the many children we served.

January Update:

Our January workshop was canceled due to the shelter being very under the weather! We will resume in February with the same activity because we know it’s one of their favorites!

Blessings Chicktime New Braunfels!

December Update:

We didn’t have an official workshop this December, but Christmas was in the air  at Connections so we joined in….,and we got to celebrate with the big man himself. Not only did we get to take photos with Santa we also got to decorate cookies with him! Excited and looking forward to what next year has to bring! Happy holidays and God bless from us to you!🎄

November Update:

A beautiful evening to decorate Connections!

The youth were so pleased with decking the halls with us ! 

We can’t wait to see them in January! Join us~

 

October Update:

Tonight was a great Halloween party at Connections Individual and Family Services! It was so much fun and the kids had a blast painting pumpkins and eating all of the Halloween themed treats.
 
Thank you to Katy Burleson for organizing this spooky fun party and a big thank you to Braune Farms Fresh Produce for donating all the beautiful pumpkins.
 

September Update:

Tonight we had a blast at chicktime! We got to practice our individuality by making our own pillow cases. Thank you to Traniece for such a fun and unique activity. A big thank you also goes out to Bridget Sy for all the food she blessed the kids with including chicken casserole and rice. There was not a hungry belly in sight. Spending just a couple hours with these great kids brings me joy beyond words.

August Update:

Another great night for the volunteers of chicktime. Thank you to Garrett for hosting tonight at connections. Everyone’s bellies were full of pizza as we worked on our mandalas. We can’t wait for the next event and we look forward to seeing new faces next month. 

July Update:

Tonight at Connections Individual and Family Services was another amazing event for the kids.Thank you Lori for providing a family style feast on Panda Express, the kids savored every bite !We would like to thank Merillee Wisk Berger for all the activities she brought. Let’s not forget a big thank you to Guardians of the Children – hill country for donating all the stuffed animals, bracelets, and stickers.

The children had an amazing time and the room was filled with laughter, joy, and happiness. We want to thank all the volunteers for the continued help and support for the children. Be sure to follow our Facebook page with updates for upcoming events.

June Update:

Our June workshop was an evening full of gratitude!
Our goal was to help the teens who live at Connections learn to have an -Attitude of Gratitude…
It was shared with the teens that an Attitude of Gratitude is a regular habit to express appreciation for all different parts of life, no matter how small and if we could do that we could feel more fulfilled and joyful each day.
Then the teens decorated gratitude journals with an unlimited supply of crafting paper, washi tape, stickers, beads and jewels! It was so beautiful to watch the teens put so much passion into this activity.
The teens were also gifted bibles by co- leader, Tara Johnson! What a blessing!!
Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up with pizza and sweets and those who came to support and encourage the teens during the activity. We are so humbled by each of you.
If you are reading this and feel a nudge to want to be part of a group who stands in the gap for the teens who are placed at Connections … join us!

May Update:

Fun for all at fiesta lanes tonight! Lane 2 for the win!

Thank you Lori and Carl for such a treat 💗 you made us all feel so special and loved tonight !

April 2023:

Chicktime fieldtip to the Headwaters was a success ! The kids had a great meal in nature and learned so much on our tour of the Headwaters at the Comal. Thank you to all of our volunteers that fed, taught and connected with the kids at Connections Individual and Family Services

March Update:

Chicktime was so wonderful last night !! thank you to our gracious dinner sponsees that provided Chick-fil-A for all the kids and for our activity leader who showed us how to see ourselves in a positive light ! It was a really special evening with joy and laughter shared by all. If you want to learn more about us check out or website and come to our next event at the headwaters !

February Update:

Wow! what an amazing night with the best kids and volunteers! We decorated candles and shared great food and laughter ????

???? chicktime is so great! Come check it out next month!

January Update:

Chicktime tonight couldn’t have been sweeter ???? we had the perfect cold weather meal and made Valentine’s Day cards. The fellowship was wonderful. If you’d like to volunteer with amazing humans who serve incredible youth meet us the last Monday of every month for a really great time.

Thank you to all our volunteers who braved the cold weather to give the youth a little piece of heaven tonight !

December Update:

We did not meet in December as Connections  had many different volunteers reach out to serve.

We will show up in 2023 every month January thru November. Join us. 

November Update:

Tonight was so fun! The made really nice bracelets with the kids to give as a gift to a loved one at Christmas.
Many of them made them for themselves and a few were able to package off their bracelets and send them in a card with a postage stamp. Thank you to our wonderful team who provided dinner, brought supplies, and for always loving our kids and showing them Jesus’s love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October Update:

What an incredible night we shared with the kids at Connections Individual and Family Services ! Thank you to to all of our volunteers that shined the light of Jesus and helped put on the best Halloween party ! A big thank you to Braune Farms Fresh Produce for donating all of the fabulous pumpkins ???? those made the evening so special to share that with them ! They have 4 acres of pumpkins to pick from !
If you’re interested in volunteering next month please message me for more info and look out for our next invite for November ???? we typically meet the last Monday of every month at 5:45pm.

 

September Update:

ChickTime New Braunfels Downtown September workshop –
???? Pizza and Urban Air Trampoline Park!!
The kiddos loved it. We loved watching them.
Join us each month on the last Monday at 5:45 p.m.

August Update:

This month we all enjoyed decorating water bottles with fun stickers, making key chains and writing goals and affirmations for the school year ! We devoured pizza and homemade chocolate chip cookies too ???? we are so thankful for volunteers who provide the food and activities!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

July Update:

Chicktime last night was full of fellowship and joy ! 

Join us next month at Connections Individual and Family Services

June Update:

Last night we shared yummy food and made tie dye shirts !

Thank you Merrilee for providing the fun ☀️

May Update:

Nails by chicktime ! Tonight was really sweet and so much fun. Kids were brought together and new friendships were made as we enjoyed our manicures

 thank you to all the volunteers how made the kids feel loved and well fed !

April Update:

Our April workshop was a special night of flower pot painting and planting along with hamburgers and an ice cream bar!!
We pray our conversations and time spent with the youth at Connections plants seeds of hope, growth and healing!
We spend a couple hours once a month at Connections ! We would love for you to join us. It’s such a blessing to be a blessing!

March Update:

Chicktime tonight was abound with laughter and joy ! Zeena hosted a yummy and fun dinner and paint night that was enjoyed by all ????
We never know how the kid’s day may have played out before we get there but God always brings smiles and warmth by the time chicktime is over. Our workshop never seems to be long enough but luckily we are always back the last Monday of the month. If you’re interested in volunteering with us at Connections Individual and Family Services please reach out or just show up !
Our next event invitation will be posted soon ????????

 

February Update:

Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown’s February workshop was absolutely wonderful this evening! The energy was just beautiful!
The youth were treated to Chick Fil A dinner by Mary Sligh- Young ! Such a special treat! Then we played games, laughed, and shared stories!
Our time with the youth at Connections Emergency Shelter may just be a couple hours … once a month …
but we know the impact our time has on thier journey to healing.

 

January Update:

Our January workshop was a blast! Rock painting led by Deborah Smith( thank you)… pizza and the best dessert-Klondike sundaes and brownies made by Nancy Rose and Bridget Sy!! Grateful!
When the kids got out the squirt guns and really blasted… we cleared out! Ha!
It was nice to know they had a full evening!
This is Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown … casual, flexible, fun and intentional!
The youth know when we show up for Chicktime night … their story matters! A couple hours … once a month!

 

December Update:

Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown did not meet this month to allow other Christmas festivities and parties to take place at Connections. We are gearing up for January. 

November Update:

We had a fun time with the kids tonight we served pizza rolls, salad, cookies, brownies and tea. We made gratitude posters and had lots of laughs. These kids are amazing.

October Update:

Last night we met at Connections Individual and Family Services for a dia de los muertos celebration! We gathered together with some amazing kids and enjoyed a yummy dinner, treats and crafts. Thank you Merrilee for hosting such a fun evening decorating sugar cookies and lanterns!
 
Another big thank you to our first time volunteers who loved and served so sweetly. Come join us the last Monday evening of every month for an experience you will never forget ????
Update: November is our last month to meet from 5pm-7pm. We are changing our time from 6pm-7:30pm January 2022!

September Update:

Chicktime New Bruanfels Downtown met last night for our monthly workshop .
Pizza, dominoes, greeting cards, goat milk soap, great conversation. ????????????

Two hours … hearts changed.

Please consider hanging out with us one month.
The kids need role models.
The kids need to laugh.
The kids need to feel encouraged.
The kids need people in their corner.

August Update:

ChickTime Downtown New Braunfels at Connections
Sloppy Joes, chips, cookies and ice cream, then a heated game of Trivia, goodie bags and a great time!

July Update:

ChickTime New Braunfels Downtown @ Connections…
We are back!!!
Town Creek Cares made chicken tetrazzini, green beans, garlic bread and chocolate cake for dinner.
Then we played Bingo. The kids especially loved the snack prizes.

                                                   It was a blessed evening and we can’t wait to be back in August!…

t’s happening!!!
The re-launch of Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown!
It’s so exciting!!
We need women to lead workshops! Have a passion you like to share? Crafting, baking, painting, dancing, game playing, journaling , seasonal /holiday themes or??? We can help you make almost anything into a workshop! We are looking for workshop leaders for the rest of the year and all of next! We are being bold and believing there are women like us that want to say YES to these precious children!
You lead the activity and purchase all the supplies…. we will always be there for support and guidance!

If you find yourself disappointed that Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown doesn’t have volunteer activities you are in a good place to explore the idea of building a team and re-launching the chapter! The children at Connections love our workshops and we feel the call to find a new leadership team to continue the legacy started there. The children at Connections have faced many hardships and Chicktime workshops offer them hope and encouragement and of course lots of love and laughter.  

If you have a heart for children and/or if you have supported Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown from the sidelines and want to do more….now is the time to act! We will give you all the training you need and help you transition into the leadership role. 

Please contact, Lori Rhodes, Chicktime Founder, at info@chicktime.com for more information. Feel free to look up chicktime.com and find out more about being a Chicktime leader. We promise it’s easy, not time consuming and will change your life.

Come be blessed by being a blessing!

March Update:

Our March workshop was just dropped off this evening. We changed gears on themes as the kids had too much going on over spring break / st paddy’s day! We dropped off a Happy Easter Basket instead.

February Update:

Help when you can. Be there when you can. Encourage when you can. ???? We miss our friends @ Connections so much! We hope these monthly drop offs are bringing them some joy!
If you’d like more information on how you can help, comment below or message us. ☺️

January Update:

Our Chicktime Partner is a 90 day emergency shelter for foster kids. Since Covid started, we have not been allowed to go there. We can drop things off on their porch though. They actually have one case of Covid at the moment.

Dropped off this snowman cake to celebrate the end of January. A basket of “snowballs” was also dropped off along with the instructions for a “Snowball Fight”. You can read the rules in one of the pictures.

After the snowball fight, they were told to not throw them away since there was a message in each snowball. Hope they had fun!!! I decided to make the snowman cake because I make it every year for my son who is 23 years old now! Then I thought up the snowball fight and found rules for the snowball fight online and changed them a bit.

Happy End of January!!

December Update:

No December workshop.

Merry Christmas!

November Update:

November drop off workshop was all about having an attitude of gratitude.

October Update:

The sweet kids at connections will have a “sweet” Halloween with our drop off workshop!!

September Update:

Dropped off a little “sun” shine for the kiddos at Connections… this is how easy it is to just spread a little love during a time we can’t be there in person! Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown shows up no matter what!!

August Update:

Rock painting kits delivered for our August “drop-off” workshop!

We pray it gives the kids some joy in their day…

and they take the story of the Stones of Strength to heart.

August 2020

July  Update:

Thanks to all those who donated snacks to the youth at Connections.

Donations are still welcomed if you are able please drop off on the front porch at 1414 West San Antonio Street in New Braunfels

Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown will not be meeting in the month of May. As much as we miss our workshops and time with our Chicktime kids we want to keep everyone safe! We hope to resume things soon.
If you have any ideas on how you can love the kids from a distance like sending cards, snacks or activities….let us know. We will ask our charity partner how you can fulfill your idea and help you as much as we can be a blessing to our sweet kids
Sending our love,
Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown Leadership Team
#unstoppablelove

February Update:

God is using you because you are strong enough to do His work. ???? What a wonderful evening we had yesterday @ Connections! The talented Lora Williams captured everyone’s hearts as she spoke about the choices we have in life & the endless love that He has for us. She unapologetically told the story of her past (the good, the bad & the ugly) to connect to the teens in ways we couldn’t have imagined!

Thank you Lora & thank you to all the Chicktime volunteers for pouring your love into children that need it so much. We are grateful for all of you!

January Update:

We LOVED making inspiration tees yesterday with the kiddos @ Connections!! T

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out & our wonderful charity partner ???????? We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again next month!

January Update:

December Update:

We did not have a December workshop.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

We will see YOU in the New Year.

We Will See YOU in the New Year!

No December Workshop!

November Update:

Happy Thanksgiving! ????????

The kiddos @ Connections showed us that there’s ALWAYS something to be THANKFUL for!

We had a great time playing gratitude games & decorating cupcakes on Tuesday ????????

October Workshop:

Wow what a great turnout for our 1st official workshop!

We had a great time decorating masks and getting into the Halloween spirit @ Connections!

The kiddos, volunteers and staff enjoyed some Frito Pie and bonding time!

Just an all around good time!

Happy Halloween! Hope to see you next month!

A New Chicktime Chapter has been established and there is a wonderful leadership team to grow it!

Meet the leadership team of Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown!

Thank you Deborah Smith for following your heart and bringing a second Chicktime chapter to New Braunfels! 🙂