Thursday, October 28, 2010
Cache's September-October Newsletter
September 2010 was special to Cache' Connections because we filmed our first DVD, which is titled "Christian Dating - Redefined." We partnered with Dr. Stephen W. Simpson, a professor and Director of Clinical Training in the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California for the project. In the weeks preceding the taping, we worked together with Dr. Simpson to put together an outline for a new model for Christian dating. God blessed us with beautiful weather in Peoria, Illinois for the video shoots, as well as a very talented producer, great and flexible actors, and great locations. "Dr. Steve" delivered like a pro, which helped us stay on schedule so that we could get him on a plane and back to his family late Sunday night.
After a lot of "blood, sweat and tears" from all those involved, the master DVD and case design have been approved and both are now in production. Pre-orders are being taken for $14.95, and deliveries will begin on 11/5/10. CLICK HERE for more details and to order!
The third week of September is also special to Cache' Connections because it is National Unmarried and Single Americans Week. This year we celebrated by bringing Chicagoland Christian singles together for our first Cache' Connections Mixer. We had about 80 guests in attendance at The Clubhouse in Oak Brook, Illinois, where several hosts and hostesses were on hand to introduce guests around the room. The reports from this event were tremendous ... everyone enjoyed the casual atmosphere and freedom to meet many other Christian singles. Other mixers were held in Springfield and Peoria, Illinois in the following weeks.
On October 8th and 9th we were in beautiful Naples, Florida for a Cache' Connections Live! event at First Baptist Church of Naples. We had a fabulous event featuring worship with Nathan Gaddis and his band, followed by the beloved Drs. Tom and Bev Rodgers. The Rodgers pointed out some issues that are contributing to the "Singlehood Phenomenon" and challenged guests to look at themselves and how they may be contributing to their singleness. On Saturday morning, the Rodgers spoke to a group of single leaders about maintaining healthy singles ministries. A special thank you to Singles Pastor Jim Hill and his wife at FBO for their hospitality!
The first Cache' Connections Expo is just a week away! Our third annual event at Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois, this event came about when we learned from Pastor John Absher there that his singles group is more interested in opportunities to socialize. So we have over 30 area businesses who are each providing a booth with a game or activities, giveaways, prizes and freebies! This will be a very casual, fun atmosphere with little structure. Prizes and announcements will be made at 9:00 pm., along with a gospel presentation. Bring your friends! For more details, CLICK HERE.
CC will be "playing in Peoria" on November 19 for our first event at Crossroads United Methodist Church for Cache' Connections Live! in Washington. We look forward to worshiping together and hearing the wise words of Charles Klees, who will be speaking on "Developing Healthy Relationships."
Coming up for Christmas is a Cache' Connections Christmas Mixer, to be held again at The Clubhouse in Oak Brook on 12/5/10. Also, Central Illinois singles can check out Cache' Coffee Connections at Copper River Coffee & Tea in Peoria on 12/5/10.
Click here for information on all upcoming events and chats.
Reminders to members:
- Please post your photos! First we need your headshot and bodyshot taken against a plain indoor wall or door, then we can approve 6 casual photos
- Consider widening your age and mileage ranges under My Account Settings to increase your connections
- Don't forget to read the blog and find Kim Whitaker and Linda Martin on Facebook; also join the Fan Page!
- Join a growing email group of those who are fasting and praying for singles desiring marriage. Email email@example.com to be added to the list!
- Join in the live chats! Founder/Linda leads a chat on Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm CST. Also, join "Expert Emily" Shupert on Sunday, November 7th as she leads a discussion on Boundaries in Dating.
- Lastly, remember that all subscriptions will automatically renew unless you cancel your subscription under Billing Management.
Kim and Linda