Thinking of adoption? Cathedral of Hope presents seminar on Sunday

storkThought about adopting or providing a home for a youth in need?

Adoption and foster care specialists will present a seminar at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, April 16 at 6 p.m.

Providers, including Child Protective Services, are actively seeking LGBT people to provide safe homes and a bright future for children.

The seminar will be followed by an opportunity to meet LGBT-friendly adoption and foster care agencies.

For more information, contact Beau Heyen, Minister for Youth & Spiritual Formation, at beau@cathedralofhope.com or through the church office at 214-351-1901 x228 or on their facebook page.

And no, we’re not sure if Beau knows that the stork doesn’t deliver babies.

—  David Taffet

COH's new weekly HIV/AIDS support group starts tonight

F.A.C.E

I spoke with Todd Faulk yesterday about Cathedral of Hope’s newest group, F.A.C.E. He’ll be heading up the HIV/AIDS support group starting tonight all because of a discussion that happened during a COH Youth group session.

“HIV came up and Beau Heyen (youth minister) and I realized that kids don’t understand HIV. That discussion really shook everything up. I outed myself as being poz for 12 years to explain ‘this is what happened to me.’ Questions came out of that. And we encouraged kids who were sexually active to get tested and one came back positive. The church faculty felt there was a need to have a group for anybody impacted by HIV/AIDS including family members, people who have a partner with HIV or even those who are interested in learning,” Faulk said.

—  Rich Lopez