Today we are heading up to Naperville, IL for a New Year's Eve event in partnership with Calvary Church, one of our favorite hosts. This event is actually sponsored by the church and we are coming along side to help with advertising, connections, etc. It's pretty easy! We just show up with an icebreaker and try not to steal the show, tee hee.
So ... if you haven't made plans, step on out of that boat, out into the cold and place yourself in the company of like-minded believers. There will be no alcohol or dancing, for those who have inquired. But a lot of laughs! Internationally renowned comedian Nazareth will steal the show at about 11:00 and then we'll ring in the New Year with a prayer and non-alcoholic toast.
I've already promised one facebook friend I'll introduce her around, as she is coming alone. Look us up - that's what we are here for: connecting Christian singles
I'd write more but my chariot awaits ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Okay, so for our New Year's talk, we are doing an informal poll of our members and friends' top 10 reasons why they would choose Cache' Connections. Our friend Jim, who is pretty handy when it comes to forming sentences, had these submissions - enjoy!
TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE CACHE CONNECTIONS
10. The Devil has a popular dating service but the obligations can be lengthy
9. Only Cache builds in a questionnaire item on how many tattoos your biker girl has
8. Shakespeare says to err is human but it take a secular computer dating service to really mess things up!
7. Yoked or unyoked? If you aren't a true believer and try to sign up the yoke will be on you!
6. The girls here know more about scripture than who won on American Idol
5. The food at our meet-up events is great and we require full length pictures if you worry about expanding more than your horizons
4. Most of the guys here believe in abstinence before marriage, if they don't the gals believe in dumping before dessert!
3. Expert chat sessions give sane advice when dating feels crazy
2. Membership is cheap and easy and fortunately the female members aren't!
1. Three out of Four Christian dentists recommend Cache for their patients that chew gum.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Hello.? It's the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Is anybody out there? We've found that most church personnel are taking a much-needed break from their ministries.
We're here ~~~ too many preparations to make in anticipation of our January and February events, not to mention New Year's Eve! We are ordering the flier for our 1/30/10 Springfield, IL event and booking smaller events in all of our markets for the Valentine's weekend. Stay tuned - there should be something for just about everyone!
Looks like we'll be back in the Orland Park, IL area for a larger event in partnership with Parkview Christian Church on Valentine's weekend. Then, we have a plethora of smaller social events, some including dinner, bowling, a movie, and speed dating (a/k/a Cache' Quick Introductions.)
Be sure to check the events tab frequently as we are tidying up details, making pages and checking them twice!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Here's something we ran across on Facebook that is definitely worth passing on. Please consider if there is someone you need to forgive. What does forgiveness have to do with dating, you ask? We want you to be the healthiest person and dater possible. This includes a clear conscience toward God. Remember, healthy people attract healthy people.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
In October 2003 in Atlanta, forty of the top scientists from around the world gathered to share their findings on the power of forgiveness. Here are the results of the findings:
Forgiveness improves people`s health.
Those who are most forgiving live more satisfied lives.
Forgiveness is a factor in lowering blood pressure.
Forgiveness is linked to less depression.
Those who forgive have lower levels of pain.
But those who cannot or will not forgive suffer long-term health problems such as higher blood pressure, higher stress levels, frequent depression, more hostility and are more likely to be addicted to alcohol and substance abuse.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
If you were in last night's chat, you enjoyed a treat as Dr. Torri Griffin led her first chat. She included several of her statements of intention regarding love and encouraging God's blessings in your life. I promised the members I'd post them here today so that they are readily available to use every day. Some of these and more can also be found at www.lovelivinglife.com
1. It is my intention to experience supernatural, abundant provision and favor in every area of my life on a daily basis.
2. I am a money magnet. Money comes to me from the North, South, East and West easily and daily from a variety of sources–known and unknown to me.
3. People love helping me live in abundance and they connect me with resources, gifts, opportunities and benefits happily and regularly.
4. It is my intention to welcome positive, healthy love into my life in all the forms it may be in, for whatever time it may last, from any distance and from any source.
5. It is my intention to be in the right place at the right time for the right reasons with the right people doing things that give glory to God every day!
6. It is my intention to live a purposeful peaceful and prosperous life in every area.
(Okay. The general love intention gets the ball rolling in your direction. Love takes many forms and the more you encounter in a day the better you feel. the better you feel the more love you exude. the more love you exude, the more you attract.)
7. It is my intention to welcome and enjoy my True love, who is available, interested, interesting, spiritually matched with me, and eager to be connected to me beginning now and on a daily basis. (Welcome and enjoy are the key words.)
Let's expect great things from our Great God! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
from Emily Shupert
1. Simplify! You can do this by delegating, doing it yourself or simply deciding to let it go for this year. Eliminate the excess so that you can focus on your top priorities. Get your family involved in helping you to get things done and enjoy doing the tasks together. This will help you to have time together while also not feeling resentful because you had to do everything yourself.
2. Set aside time for yourself. There is so much to be done so it is easy to forget about taking care of you. Whether this is taking a long run to destress, taking a nap, or taking a deep breath, it is important for you to take a time out from the craziness of the holidays. Your family and friends will be able to pick up on your increased stress level which will result in a less enjoyable time together. Spend some time alone where you are able to take care of you so that your time together will be most enjoyable!
3. Set boundaries. Decide what you will and will not tolerate. Write it down before you enter into Christmas day. Is there someone who always asks you to do something you do not want to do? Is there someone who takes advantage of your time, energy, and relationships? The holiday season is a great time to set boundaries by teaching others on how you will and won't be treated. Let them know that "no" means "no"....every time.
4. Don't be a perfectionist. It is ok to not do things perfectly by yourself. Even Martha Stewart has a staff of assistants helping her make her decorating, baking and wrapping look perfect. It's ok to not do things perfectly. Never mind the Jones'.....Christmas is all about joy and happiness. It is not about who has the best house lights, decorated tree, or dinner.
5. Stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas. The shopping, hectic schedules, and family in town can make it easy to feel overwhelmed during his season. This is why it is so important to stay focused on what we are really celebrating. Enjoy your time with family, friends, and remember to thank God that you have these people to spend the day with. Ultimately, it is not about us but it is about celebrating Jesus' birthday!
Monday, December 21, 2009
It's crazy how quickly New Year's Eve slides in as we're setting our sights on Christmas. It's hard to believe we're only 10 days away from 2010! How appropriate that Cache' Connections has a new type of event for our New Year's Eve party. For the first time ever, we are inviting married people to join the singles at Calvary Church to welcome in the new year. Early in the year, Calvary Church in Naperville invited us to join forces for the New Year's Eve Party. We have also invited many of the Chicagoland Churches who have agreed to promote the event to their singles group. Pastor John approached us in November about inviting married peoples. We though it might be a good test to see how these two groups come together. Right away though, we decided the nametags would be color coded for singles versus married, so there are no worries there.
It will be a fun night... a little elegance combined with a lot of laughter. We look forward to experiencing comedy with Nazareth who is known as America's number 1 comedian. The dinner is going to be prepared by Chef Louie and one look at the menu makes your mouth water. The price is unbelievable for a New Year's Eve Party, only $35 if you pre-register! Jean Lachat Photography will be there also to capture the fun and take portraits for all those who are interested. We'll even have a non-alcoholic toast at midnight.
For the schedule and more info Click Here
We hope to see you there!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Phillis and Craig’s extraordinary love story beautifully illustrates the phrase, “a match made in heaven.” After dating only eight short weeks, Craig and Phillis were anxious to share how God had been orchestrating their relationship. So, they invited these two Christian matchmakers and founders of Cache' Connections to dinner.
We met up with them at a casual restaurant in Pekin, Illinois. It was apparent that Craig was ready to talk. What was even more obvious, however, was their attraction and attachment to each other. We noticed that Craig used his hands to talk, but would quickly return to holding Phillis’ hand. Likewise, Phillis, a petite and attractive 49 year old widow, was almost giddy and would often lean into Craig every time she laughed.
As matchmakers, we have seen God working through our members, but this story is so powerful and confirming that even the most skeptical readers would have a hard time refuting the evolution of a divine plan in the making.
Craig, a 56-year old well-organized business executive, came to dinner still in his suit and tie, prepared with an outline. Struggling to maintain his composure and in a most sincere manner, he started by simply stating, “We owe you a debt of gratitude.”
To give a little background, this whole story began when we were frantically searching for matchable panelists for the Peoria Cache’ Connections Dating Game, slated to transpire in October 2009. We both thought Phillis would be a great contestant because of her outgoing, energetic spirit, but she had turned us down twice already, stating "She didn’t have time." Granted, she did have a good excuse, as she is Mom to three grown biological children and 10 foster children, a nursing instructor and an Advanced Practice Nurse. To top it off, she is working on her Ph.D! But, we knew Phillis was special, as we were acquainted with her story in which her husband of 27 years lost his battle with cancer three years ago ... so we didn't want to give up quite yet. Once we had Craig signed on, we felt compelled to ask Phillis one last time, mostly out of desperation. Finally, our persistence won her over and she said yes - putting our plan in motion.
Linda: Phillis, weren’t you too busy to play in The Dating Game? Let’s talk about how we had to coax you into participating.
“Well you know I wasn’t terribly interested in the game. I had already turned down your invitation to be in the event once. When you emailed me a second request, I admit I was pretty irritated and even muttered to a co-worker, “What part of no don’t they understand?” If that wasn’t enough, a few weeks later you sent a third request. I really don’t know what caused my 180 turnabout and final answer of, “Okay, I’ll do it.” I guess it was a weak moment. I figured I’d ‘just show them’ and provide the entertainment for the audience.”
We remembered Phillis joking at the rehearsal about wearing a Big Bird costume for the event. Linda overheard this flippant comment at rehearsal and said, “No Phillis. You want to win this game,” which seemed to catch her off guard. And then “The Cache’ Connections Dating Game” began ... and ... what’s this? Phillis’ attitude started to shift as Craig’s personality was revealed from behind the partition. Then Craig asked the question that sealed the deal - a question we strongly suggested because it always got some laughs. “If a man speaks in a forest and a woman is not around to hear him, is he still wrong?” Phillis, now into the game, said with a sweet voice of conviction, “If he were my man, he’d never be alone in the forest, I’d be with him.” That cinched the deal. Craig’s winning date … Phillis!
Craig, tell us how you first got connected with Cache’ Connections.
“My daughters had been concerned over my loneliness and convinced me to sign up for Cache’ Connections after hearing about it on the radio. After two months on the site, Linda and I exchanged a few emails, and she pointed me to Phillis’ profile. I liked her photo and profile, but I was scared away when I saw she had 13 kids.
So in the summer of 2009, when I had been divorced for six years, I was getting fed up with my loneliness. I had a deep longing for a mate and found myself crying out to God and “arguing my case,” asking God why he made me with these desires if I couldn’t have a wife. And then the transformation began … after several rounds of prayer, I felt prompted to admit my failures and to confess I couldn’t do this on my own. And then I found peace after resigning my anxieties and cares to God. When Linda wrote me and invited me to be in The Dating Game, I admit I didn’t want to participate, mostly because it was outside of my comfort zone (despite being an accomplished public speaker and testifying in regulatory proceedings frequently.) I’m sure my pride was an issue, too. But I agreed to play, because I knew I needed help!”
Phillis, he picked you. What was your initial reaction to being chosen?
“After the photo shoot at the end of the Dating Game, Craig and I got so caught up talking that we eventually realized all of the other contestants had left the room. We both noticed that “it just felt right” from the beginning. At first glance, he was attractive and seemed caring and sincere, but I figured, what are the chances? The first thing I did was check him out. When we were talking out in the social area, we were both shocked to realize we had a mutual friend who was actually in Craig’s Sunday school class, Dr. John Rogers. I just happened to have his number in my cell phone. I decided I needed to go home. Really, I wanted to get the first phone call into my good friend John to get the scoop on Craig. I talked to John on the way home and he confirmed Craig was “the real deal,” and gave his blessing on the relationship, which was a huge statement coming from John.”
Kim: Craig, tell us how things got started with this romance.
“After I got over the initial shock of hearing that I had picked the lady with 13 children, I was immediately attracted to Phillis. Our first date was a week after the event, when we enjoyed the dinner at Johnny’s that was provided through the event. We’ve had a lot of dates since then. She’s attractive, intelligent and has a great heart, but I couldn’t get past the fact that she has 13 kids! I admired her huge heart for her adopted daughters, all of whom had been abused. I found myself in frequent prayer. I didn’t want to cause hurt - didn’t want to be hurt – so I knew I needed wisdom and discernment.
I quickly found that if you want to date Phillis, you must meet her friends and small group to see if you are Phillis-worthy. Tony, her late husband, had contracted with each of the men in their small group to “take care of Phillis.” The first of many tests started with her small group, who interrogated me only 16 days into the relationship. They threw out questions such as where would I take her on a honeymoon, and they even inquired about personal issues including my stance on premarital sex! I think I passed with flying colors. Even though Phillis was getting her confirmations, I still had doubts and concerns - and then the answer came. I got this distinct impression from the Holy Spirit, “Look to see where God is at work and join Him there.” I took a good look and saw God at work in Phillis’ life and her ministry to these children, along with her friends who supported them. So that was my confirmation to continue dating Phillis.”
Linda: Phillis, tell us about some of your confirmations from God on this budding romance.
“Three weeks into the relationship, I knew the attraction was definitely there, but it was all happening so quickly. I was confused and had to admit that I had an issue with Craig being divorced, even though I didn’t want that to be an issue. I was telling my friend and daughter about my fears on the way to the Beth Moore Conference we attended in Springfield recently. They agreed to pray for confirmation through the conference, that maybe a scripture or bit of advice offered to the 8800 attendees would also speak to me personally.
Not long into the conference, Beth Moore walked up into the balcony where we were seated and said she wanted to use this small section as a sample of the entire group. She wanted to know if anyone had an experience where God was using the conference to speak to them. Along with a few other ladies, I raised my hand and said it was my late husband’s birthday and I was concerned about the challenge of a new relationship. Beth made a general comment and continued the conference, talking to others and making her way back to the stage. Then she suddenly stopped and asked “where’s my young widow?” I raised my hand again and Beth proceeded to return to our section, climbed in the aisle, stepping over 5 people and sat on the lady’s lap right next to me. (Who can’t imagine Beth Moore doing this?)
Beth quoted Isaiah 43: 18-19 to me. “Forget the former things: do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up: do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Beth told me that God wanted me to claim that scripture. I was shaking from the inside out from hearing such a direct message from God. If that wasn’t enough of a confirmation, I immediately received a text message from Craig who asked if I was talking to Beth Moore. Totally confused over how he would know since he wasn’t there, Craig explained that his daughter, Jennifer, who I had not met at this point, was in the audience and saw everything on the large screens about a Phillis from Pekin. This was more than I had hoped for in the way of confirmation. I found I had a total sense of peace over our relationship.”
Craig interrupted. Being the melancholy personality that he is, he was anxious to get back to his outline and tell us about the day he was driving his new Camaro to Springfield.
“One month into the relationship I knew I was falling in love. I was driving to Springfield and praying for direction and wisdom since everything was moving so fast. After all, I was a casualty of divorce. But there have been two times in my life when I heard a very direct, clear impression from the Holy Spirit. That day in my car came Number Three. It was imprinted in my brain, “Your job is to take care of Phillis.” I was struck with awe as I realized this was the contract Phillis’ small group had made with Tony, her late husband. I found myself raising my hands in worship and praise while driving as the presence of the Holy Spirit was so real. In fact, I was so caught up that the Camaro swerved over into the next lane.”
Phillis and Craig went on to tell us that the “M” word was becoming a common subject of discussion. Having received plenty of personal confirmations, they knew they wanted to be married. But it was so soon! Craig voiced his concerns to his daughters, who simply stated, “Don’t worry about what we think. As long as you’re happy, we’re happy.” They could see his obvious love for Phillis and that he was more vocal about his relationship with God since meeting her.
Next, they took Phillis’ four teenage daughters to lunch and announced that they were seriously considering marriage. The girls all voiced their approval, until they asked where they would live. Alyssa, the youngest, burst into tears when she heard that they would move out of the house where her deceased father, Tony, had lived. She raced to the restroom and Phillis soon followed. Alyssa confessed that she felt like she would be losing her father if she moved away from his house. Phillis assured her in story-like fashion that Tony was in their hearts and he would go with them wherever they lived. She urged her to go tell Craig the reason for her emotional outburst and concern. Craig quickly explained to Alyssa, “I don’t want to replace Tony. I admire Tony. We will take Tony with us wherever we live.” That settled her heart very quickly!
The next Sunday, Phillis messaged Craig that she’d like to go with him to his church again, which meant a lot to him. After church, they went to his home, and he sweetly asked her to be his wife. Of course she said "Yes!"
“As I said, Phillis and I will be forever indebted to Cache’ Connections for “forcing” us out of our comfort and convenience zones. Their heart for Christian singles was quite evident from my first glance at the website they had built. A lifelong student of The Word, I was very impressed with the way they formulated their four basic faith statements – couldn’t have done a better job myself. My belief in their hearts for this ministry was confirmed as we sat down at dinner recently and shared our story. Phillis and I both feel compelled to continue telling how God is working miraculously through our relationship. I’ve moved from rejecting the idea of a relationship with Phillis to a real desire to support her in her ministry, and now to a desire to be a family with her and her daughters. Our commitment to following God’s principles of keeping Him first in our relationship, praying together daily, having accountability partners and remaining sexually pure is truly producing multiple blessings. We look forward to marrying the first chance we get, which will be May 2010.”
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here are a few Christmas tidbits for singles from one of our favorite experts, Dr. Stephen Simpson PH.D., Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary.
1) Make it a religious holiday . . . oh, wait, it already is! Focus on the spiritual significance of Christ's birth and seek out quieter, more reflective events instead of the usual gift-wrapped holiday fare.
2) Do your best not to be alone, even if it means spending time with people who -- how can I say this? -- aren't your favorite humans. As long as it's not someone who makes you more depressed, like a hyper-criticial family member, being around others can give you a greater sense of belonging.
3) Hand-deliver Christmas cards to local friends and family. It will give you time to reconnect that a mailed card doesn't.
4) This one is The Single's Secret Yuletide Weapon -- spend time with those who need it most. Don't just pull a "Christmas Shoes" and throw some extra cash to a needy person, actually spend time with them. Work at a homeless shelter and spend the night there. Help out at a soup kitchen and, after you eat, spend time in conversation and community with the residents. You'll learn more about courage, grace, and love than you thought possible. There are dozens of other opportunities -- visit the shut-in elderly, bring gifts (and your time) to a crisis pregnancy facility, or just get a group together and come up with your own ad hoc ministry. You'll be spending time with God's children and see that you can make a tremendous difference in people's lives. You might also realize that you're blessed in ways you didn't notice before.
5) Of course, you could always go crazy and ask someone out on a date . . .
Monday, December 14, 2009
As much as we try to keep things positive here, we must admit that these two crazy matchmakers can get a little down sometimes and need some encouragement. Let's just say we're ready to break loose and see Cache' Connections become a big deal! We've been pouring our lives and finances into this business/ministry for about 3 years now and we are VERY thankful for the growth we have experienced, although we've designed this business for much more.
If you've been around a bit, you know that we start our morning in prayer for the business and our members, single leaders and special prayer requests. One day this week was a little different - we had one of those days we were crying out to God for some answers and direction - and can we hurry things up a bit? We feel we have been obedient and conducted ourselves in a God-pleasing manner, not to say we're perfect, but we are intent on following biblical principles and God's calling. But, if we're holding things back by something we are doing, we ask for enlightenment on what it might be.
So, even though we haven't seen a miracle yet, little by little, our answer has come, and it's been a simple message of HOPE. It's pretty awesome that the message at Northwoods this weekend was about finding hope when the situation seems hopeless. Linda and I, even though we were not together or aware of each others presence, felt compelled to stand when Pastor Cal asked everyone to stand who was feeling this way. I had been concerned about an ongoing issue with a family member who is very important to me along with our dreams and desires for Cache' to continue to grow and expand. We were surprised out of a thousand people or so, we were one of the few people who stood. I was taken off guard when people around us came and laid hands on us and and prayed with the congregation. I'm not the type that typically makes my distress public knowledge, but this was an act of obedience because God has been showing me that we need to share our pain with our brothers and sisters in Christ. It was so heartwarming to know that others care and are willing to share in our distress. Many around me were weeping as they were so in tune with my pain. We left the service knowing we had been touched by the Holy Spirit and he had provided hope through others who care.
And then Monday...even though I'm usually the one that is always giving Linda the faith lecture, I had to admit to her this morning that I just couldn't do it. We then stopped what we were doing and prayed and then all afternoon the hope blessings continued - through a caring email from a friend who didn't know anything about the situation, a message of hope and special blessing from a Facebook friend, a much need positive phone call from a difficult relationship, a new event booking we've been working on for quite a while, and last, but not least, a dinner date with a couple who told us they are getting married after meeting through Cache' and how God has been working in that relationship. That story will be told in its entirety in a few days. It's amazing!
Oh, and I don't want to forget the scripture that I posted on my Facebook wall that was emailed to me over the weekend and I posted it on Sunday, but wasn't really sure why...
"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."So onward we go full of hope for tomorrow in anticipation of God's wonderful plan for Cache' Connections!
Spread some hope and encouragement to someone you know this week:) It might be just what they need.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well..... I have to be nice because it's her birthday, you know. So here goes. I give thanks for Linda because:
she's the best Vice President Cache' has ever had (she told me to say that)
I am so thankful....
- for a biz partner who is completely committed to this ministry and works tirelessly day after day - 7 days a week
- for Linda's friendship and the prayer warrior that she is
- for her wisdom to see through the emotion and get to the heart of the matter
- for a biz partner who fully believed in this biz/ministry and quit her full time job with a continual paycheck
-and invested in a big financial way
-for someone who really cares about singles and their relationships
-for Linda's willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty and spend time listening to me and my spider-webbing conversations
HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Yes, that's right. Love (and ring shopping) is in this cold winter air at Cache' Connections!
Couple No. 1 - connected through the website earlier this year and have made several trips to visit each other in person. The love proclaimed, the ring secured. When will the question be popped?
Couple No. 2 - even more interesting. Connected through the website, sorta. I believe it was a "Not Interested" type of situation. It could have had something to do with her 10 children, but details are sketchy. So, they later met at a Cache' Connections event. For now, let's just say we, their matchmakers, made sure they met. In fact, everyone made sure they met.
What's especially exciting is that both of these relationships have Christ at the center, glory to God! Stay tuned for the full stories!
Monday, December 7, 2009
November marked the anniversary of our first large event held in partnership with a mega church, which was Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois, the largest city in West Suburban Chicago. Since then, we've hosted approximately fifteen other events in a variety of mega churches in several states. God has favored us not only with the privilege of working with Christian singles in this area so dear to their hearts, but he has helped us form strategic partnerships with vibrant churches and caring Christian relationship experts. Our partnerships with churches have helped to build and strengthen their singles ministries, while also providing a much-needed service that churches are not designed to offer.
Our second annual "Cache' Connections Live-Naperville" event took place on 11/20/09 and was enjoyed by about 200 Christian singles. Brian Hunt and his band rocked the house with their awesome worship music, and Dr. Juliet Caceres spoke about pacing yourself in relationships. Check out the article that was written in the Naperville Sun.
Cache' Quick Introductions Plays in Peoria
Cache' Connections hosted various "Cache' Quick Introductions" events in November in our major locations, which include Peoria and Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, Cincinnati, OH and Detroit, MI. Local singles were employed to host the events. To our surprise, the Peoria event had the best attendance! Some great introductions were made and we've heard of some follow-up dates.
Speaking of great connections ... one of the "winning" couples from the Dating Game in Peoria last month are still going strong! Stay tuned for the full scoop.
Also, a little birdie told us (well, two of them, actually) that they are still enjoying each other's company and intentionally dating after having met at our November 3 Cache' Quick Introductions event in Schaumburg, Illinois. Happy one month anniversary - and "keep them cards and letters coming folks!"
December points us to Christmas celebrations and plans for New Year's Eve. Our Cache' Quick Introductions parties are being transformed into Christmas parties, complete with a white elephant gift exchange to add to the fun. Also for Christmas, we are offering FREE subscriptions from December 5 until the 25th! Just email us and request the "Christmas gift."
Cache' Connections is partnering with Calvary Church in Naperville, IL for "NYE09." Pastor John Absher and we have decided to make the bold move of inviting married couples to attend this gala event, which will feature Christian comedian Nazareth. An elegant meal and social activities will be enjoyed by all. Make plans now! Click here for details.
Looking to the New Year, plans are well underway for our very first national conference, Cache' Connections Disney Getaway, which will take place at the Double Tree Guest Suites in Orlando, Florida on February 26 - 28, 2010. Our beloved Drs. Tom and Bev Rodgers, along with Dr. David Lorenz from First Baptist Orlando, will be our keynote speakers. Several workshops will be available for singles, as well as for pastors and leaders. Make plans now and look forward to a fantastic weekend of sunshine, connecting with other singles, gaining some valuable relationship advice and enjoying the beautiful Disney World resort area!
Kim and Linda
Friday, December 4, 2009
In the spirit of Christmas, today we decided to give back to those who have in any way expressed an interest in Cache' Connections in the past, as well as new subscribers. We are quite busy welcoming new members and are pleased to say that most of them seem to be genuinely grateful! If you or someone you know is a Christian single, please encourage them to check out this offer on the home page at cacheconnections.com.
On the New Year's Eve front, we are trying something very different. We are partnering with Calvary Church in Naperville, which isn't such a new thing. What is entirely different is that we are opening this event up to married people as well.
It all started when some of the married employees of the church expressed an interest in attending this gala event, which includes a incredible dinner and comedy by Nazareth. After tossing the idea around for a few weeks and getting approval from the appropriate parties, we've decided to give it a try! We'll just have different colors on the name tags to differentiate whether folks are single or married.
We're thinking this may even draw a whole new singles crowd that we've never met before in the Naperville area. What do you think?
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The foundation is set and the airline tickets have been purchased! Cache' Connections is heading to warm temps and a fun venue on February 26-28th. The Disney Singles Getaway is going to be a blast and we are sooo excited to be launching into the Orlando market. We feel incredibly blessed to again be partnering with a mega church - this time in the Orlando area - First Baptist Orlando. We met the singles pastor, Dr. David Lorenz, at the SAM conference in Daytona Beach last year. He didn't seem that interested in us at the time, but it's amazing how this partnership came together almost a year later. By the way, this event is not only for singles, but includes training for singles leaders. We are now working on obtaining speakers for the workshops. Our keynote speakers are Dr. David and Drs. Tom and Beverly Rodgers.
There are a lot of details to work out, but we have a great start. Click Here for more.
We'll keep you updated!
Have a great rest of the week!