Apr 05 2017

Get To Know Mark

Our New Development Director

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Get To Know Mark

"There is a problem with churches not working together [...] the other problem has to do with church members. They sit at church wondering, “what can I do” to serve the Lord. “I don’t sing. I don’t teach." But Compassion Connect models provide an endless range of opportunities for church members of all ages and abilities to get out and serve the Lord and show His love to neighbors in need." 

 

Aug 02 2015

Expanding to a Global Community

Mayor Hales invites Gary and Darlene to speak about Abolition Now's model

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Expanding to a Global Community

President of Compassion Connect Gary Tribbett and Abolition Now Administrative Assistant Darlene Domenigoni were selected with other local leaders to share our models of uniting to improve the community with Hales before the summit.

 

Jul 28 2015

The Reality of Becoming a Mentor

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The Reality of Becoming a Mentor

We have all heard stories about young, vulnerable children who were abandoned or abused, those who lack positive role models and models of hope. We are aware of the gaps in their lives and we try our best to find ways to fill them. The problem is that sometimes we hear these stories so often that we become numb to the fact that each story is an individual’s life. These individuals don't refer to them as stories, but realities. We need to stop listening so much and start acting. 

How can we be mentors TODAY

Jul 24 2015

One Voice Campaign Update

We Met Our Match

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One Voice Campaign Update
The One Voice Campaign was a success! We raised the $10,000 in 12 month total pledges that we planned! This amount will be doubled thanks to Mission Increase, and we are truly blessed to be a part of a community that loves to love. 
Jun 15 2015

One Voice Campaign Almost Over

Together we are one voice.

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One Voice Campaign Almost Over

The deadline for our One Voice Campaign is coming up quickly. Last year we did something pretty awesome by reworking the rules of math. We made every dollar donated equal $16 of economic value. Because of the donations and volunteers, we were able to really make that money matter. With a starting goal to secure $20,000 in 12 months through online pledges from April 20 to June 30, we’re ready to see what can be done this year.

Jun 09 2015

The Compassion Network

A new partnership leads to more clinics

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The Compassion Network

Here is introducing you to the Compassion Network!

We have been so inspired by the success of our previous clinics that we have partnered with Legacy Health to expand our reach to the community. Now, instead of only holding clinics at locations with broad access, we have decided to develop a detailed model of locations chosen by zip codes to target needs directly. Thus, the Compassion Network was born!

Oct 07 2014

Adventures In India

A Tale of Two Pastors

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Adventures In India

It’s not every day you are invited to India to speak to two hundred and fifty some pastors eager to soak in your message...but every once in a while life gets interesting; God says “go,” so you pack your bags and tell yourself curry won’t kill you, that’s just in your head.

May 26 2014

New Collaboration in NW

The battle for the spiritual health of our city begins here

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New Collaboration in NW

Here, before the first piece of armor is ever worn, before the first drop of blood, sweat, or tears is ever shed. Paul, writing to the Ephesians of our battle “against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms,” he doesn’t end with the armor. He ends here:

“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Ephesians 6:18)

 

This end is our beginning.

 

May 12 2014

Compassion in Arizona

People experiencing the compassion of Jesus

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Compassion in Arizona

A team of volunteers in Arizona have led their own Compassion Clinic for 4 years. Now they are starting to help other communities do the same! Spurring the growth of unity within the church and compelling the Body to serve their neighbors through a clinic setting.

The mission for church collaboration to serve is SPREADING!

Feb 07 2014

A Life Worth Imitating

A tribute to Marian Pattison 1930-2013

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A Life Worth Imitating

 

Without a doubt we all have someone in our life that we look up to, a person who has characteristics or strengths we desire to develop, a person who we quietly set our aspirations toward, who we are inspired by, who we are challenged by.

Continue reading to hear more about Marian Pattison.

Dec 04 2013

"I Am the State"

How The Church and DHS are collaborating

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At the end of October of 2013 Compassion Connect was privileged to host a banquet in honor of those who have contributed to the vision of Compassion Connect. It was a beautiful night, with candles, good food, and great company. As the group reflected on what they were thankful for, and how the Lord had blessed them, the once bare tree on stage sprang to life as garlands of leaves with ink on them laid gracefully on the branches. The leaves were covered with words spurred by the question, “What are you thankful for?” Grace, love, laughter, family, Compassion Connect, friends, a home, opportunities, sunshine, and numerous other words that symbolize the blessings that God has richly lavished on our lives transformed the bare branches. It was said that “from thanksgiving, comes life” and that was shown when the complete transformation of a tree, which almost looked dead, became radiantly beautiful within minutes.

Continue reading to hear exerts from an astonishing speech by Norene Owens employee of DHS Child Welfare.

Aug 07 2013

Mural Competition

Spread the word to Artists

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Mural Competition

Mural Competition 2013

We are looking for artists who want to submit entries for our 2013 Banquet Mural.

Deadline is Sept 7th.   Read more for all the details.

Jul 22 2013

Serving Unsung Heroes

Foster Care Needs the Community.

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Serving Unsung Heroes

Over the past 30 years, my wife and I have been involved in some level of Foster Care. We started our journey by becoming foster parents ourselves and provided a safe home for some of societies most at risk children. It was a difficult but rewarding experience. So many lives were touched as a result of opening up our home and our hearts to share the love of Jesus with these fragile little children.