Friday, October 30, 2009

Everyone Needs Love

Everyone needs love…and everyone needs a good place, a safe place, and a loving place to call home. Many children have never had a home that is a refuge in a life that most of us grew up with a home that is a fortress against life’s storms. Some are battered by neglect, abuse, and fear, and are wearied in a fight never meant to be their own. Here at The Children’s Village, we strive to provide that warm and loving place where they can know without a doubt that they are accepted and loved deeply.

Some children come to us having bounced around in an institutional world never knowing what it means to have someone sincerely care for them, pray for them, and invest time and energy and tenderness into their lives.

If you want to learn more about The Children’s Village, Christian City, or how to become a sponsor, please visit our website at

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Your Sponsorship Counts!

The Children’s Village at Christian City is a safe haven for abused and abandoned children. Over 100,000 kids in the state of Georgia alone are reported abused each year. The Children’s Village provides the children that come to us with a loving, safe, family environment where they can developmentally grow. The Children’s Village cares for so many children, and we could never provide care to so many without the support of our sponsors. Our sponsors’ financial gifts allow Christian City to be a place of hope for so many children in the state of Georgia. Please continue supporting The Children’s Village, and if you are not already a sponsor please consider being one. You can make a difference in a child’s life for as little as $30 a month.

For more information about The Children’s Village at Christian City, please visit our website at

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Foster Care...It's A Family Thing!

The Children’s Village at Christian City Foster Care Program assists families with children from birth to age five, by placing their children in Christ-centered community based homes where family role models and an atmosphere of love, discipline, and nurturing are provided.
Foster families are chosen after diligent review and approval process and the completion of IMPACT training which is required and approved by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Christian City foster care families consist of a husband a wife committed to serving the Lord in a local church body. One spouse must be in home full time to supervise the care and nurturing of the child(ren).

The Forster Care program is committed to loving children and their families, while working towards family reunification. We are always looking for solid Christian foster care families. If you live within 50 miles of Christian City and would like to become a foster parent, please contact the Foster Care coordinator at 770-964-9390.

To learn more about The Children’s Village, Christian City, or how to sponsor a child, please visit our website at

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Warm & Loving Home Environment

From the moment children arrive at "The Children’s Village at Christian City," they are surrounded by a loving home setting where they can bond together with other children of similar backgrounds and situations. These are homes where they learn to interact both spiritually and socially with peers and loving house parents. They attend the same schools, participate in extra-curricular activities, go to church together, do homework together, and learn to make unique contributions to their family.

For more information about The Children’s Village, Christian City, or how to sponsor a child, please visit our website at Please join our Christian City cause page on Facebook and join us in spreading the word about Christian City. You can now donate online through Facebook! Help us raise $100 this month!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christian City's Pancake Breakfast and Autumn Days

Christian City is hosting our annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 7, from 8-10 am in the parking lot behind the Welcome Center at Christian City. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at The Children’s Village or at the event. This will be a fun event for people of all ages! All of the proceeds will support our ministry of providing shelter, food, education, and care to the children who live at The Children’s Village.

After you’ve enjoyed our Pancake Breakfast, make sure you make your way down to Graceland Thrift Store to enjoy our Autumn Days! This is a fantastic event where Graceland Thrift Store has great prices on new and used merchandise including holiday decorations. Don’t miss out on this event that helps pay for the education of the children at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

Christian City has been caring for abandoned and abused children in a family centered residential setting since 1965. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City "home." For more information about The Children’s Village, please call 770-703-2636 or visit

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kiwanis Donates $600 to Christian City

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club recently donated $600 in September to The Children’s Village at Christian City. Christian City would like to thank the Kiwanis Club for helping support and fulfill the needs of the Children’s Village. The Kiwanis Club gives a donation to Christian City every year, and everyone at The Children’s Village appreciates their support as well as this kind gift.

Christian City has been caring for abandoned and abused children in a family centered residential setting since 1965. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City "home." For more information about The Children’s Village, please call 770-703-2636 or visit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

President/CEO Bob Crutchfield Reveals Strategic Plan for the Future

Union City, GA - ChristianCity’s President/CEO Bob Crutchfield recently addressed a packed Town Hall meeting to reveal plans for expansion and growth. “After years of hard work, the Board of Trustees approved a long range, strategic plan for ChristianCity”, Mr. Crutchfiled stated. He then explained the ambitious plans for campus improvements as well as new services to become available over the next several months. ChristianCity sits on almost 500 acres just south of AtlantaHartsfieldAirport in Union City, and is home to over 1,000 seniors, as well as being a residential program for less fortunate children.

Some Campus Renovations will take place soon, while more expansive infrastructure changes will be possible as the economy improves. There has already been an increase in clinical staffing, new operational policies and procedures, and new technologies. Additional services becoming available in the next couple of months include: home health services, point of sale pharmacy, hospice care, SOURCE, expanded physical/speech/occupational therapy, and renovations of portions of the skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.The major infrastructure plans include: new assisted living and memory support facilities, internal roadways, additional life leasing housing, life and activity center, senior community center, health club and pool, a new ministry to developmentally disabled adults, phase two of The Children’s Village, and much more.

A major part of Mr. Crutchfield’s presentation was devoted to extraordinary efforts being made to ensure and strengthen ChristianCity’s commitment to quality care according to the principles of the Christian faith. “We are here to be loving people who love people in need in the name of Christ. That was our mission in the beginning and remains our mission and calling today”, Crutchfield said.

Crutchfield went on to say, “ChristianCity’s committed staff has been providing quality residential, health and social services, and opportunities for spiritual growth since 1965. Our 44 year reputation for excellent care for seniors comes from our passion to radiate the love of Christ. This results in extraordinary care, because it’s not our job—it’s our mission!”

For more information about ChristianCity and their services for seniors, the elderly and infirm as well as their residential programs for abandoned and abused children, please visit, or call 770-703-2636

Photo Caption: President/CEO Bob Crutchfield addresses a packed Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Christian City Political Forum

Tomorrow, October 8, 2009 at 4 PM, Christian City will host a bi-partisan candidates’ forum for Christian City residents and citizens from the surrounding communities. All candidates for Union City Mayor, Union City council, and State Senate-District 35 as well as the news media have been invited to attend. This will be a moderated forum, where you can hear the candidates address issues on their platforms and of public concern and widespread interest. The forum will take place at Christian City and will be help in the Sparks Inn auditorium. This events is open to residents of Christian City and surrounding Union City areas.

If you want to know more about Christian City, please visit our website at

Planned Giving-Your Legacy

A "planned gift" is a way of leaving a legacy of helping children and senior adults in need for many years to come. A "planned gift" can be in the form of cash, stock, real estate, life insurance, a percentage of your estate, or a variety of other ways that can be included in or easily added to your will. Since there are substantial tax advantages in "planned giving," we reccomend that you consult with your financial advisor, accountant, or attorney who can advise you on the method most advantageous to you. If you do not have a qualified professional to assist you, let us know and we would be happy to recommend someone to you. Please consider leaving a legacy that will give hope for a better future to the at-risk children and seniors in need.

P.S. Please let us know if you decide to give in this way so we can be sure to thank you!

If you would like to learn more about Christian City or The Children's Village, please visit our website at

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Children's Village is looking for Loving House Parents

We are seeking a married couple who is interested in a long-term commitment in caring for children ages 5-17 years in a residential setting. Christian City is a faith-based organization and therefore is seeking couples who can accept, model, and promote our core values. All cottages at The Children’s Village attend a locally assigned congregation that is affiliated with the Independent Christian Church.

Both parents must be at least 25 years of age, have experience in working with children or parenting, and hold a high school diploma or GED certificate (although college and professional training is preferred). Both parents must successfully complete a criminal records background check, drug screening, finger-printing, and motor vehicles check. There is a non-smoking requirement as well.

This position is for immediate hire; please send all resumes and questions to Phil Kouns, the Chief Operations Officer at The Children’s Village:
Phil Kouns
Fax 770-703-2609

To learn more about The Children’s Village or Christian City please visit our website at

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Pizza Party at The Children’s Village with Atlanta Falcons Football Player Tyson Clabo

Yesterday, September 30, Tyson Clabo from the Atlanta Falcons came to Christian City to have a pizza party with the children at The Children’s Village. Everyone was excited to meet Tyson Clabo, and before the pizza party the children were throwing the football and having a great time outside. After enjoying pizza with Tyson, the children presented him with a football with everyone’s signature at The Children’s Village. We are grateful that Tyson took the time to visit us down at The Children’s Village at Christian City. Thank you Tyson for donating season tickets and Falcons T-shirts to our kids! Go Falcons!

For more information about The Children's Village, Christian City, or to sponsor a child online, please visit our website at You can also raise money for Christian City by using instead of Google, and Goodsearch will donate 1 cent per search to Christian City when you designate Christian City (Union City) as the organization to search for.