Where & When

1st and 3rd Mondays we meet from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at:

Trinity United Methodist Church
3715 Silver Ave. SE (corner of Silver & Solano)
2 blocks E. of Carlisle and 1 block S. of Central Ave.
Park in the lot on Solano across the street from the Church.


2nd and 4th Mondays we meet from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at:

Second Presbyterian Church
812 Edith (NE corner of Lomas & Edith)
Park in lot on North side of Church off Page Rd.,
(located by playground).
Enter Social Hall through East door.


Join us for a FREE dinner & informative program
Bring the Whole Family!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hello World

Please Take Responsibility...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Angel Tree Foundation needs your support and generosity.

The Angel Tree Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving inmates the ability to bless their children at Christmas through the generosity of many donors and supporters from our community. Let's make this the best year ever for these very deserving children.



For more information please visit http://www.prisonfellowship.org/deliverlove

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall Schedule for Wings for L.I.F.E.

Dates for Fall 2010:

Sept. 13th: Workforce Links--Trustworthiness @ 2nd Pres.
Sept. 20th: Domestic Violence/Teen Violence  @ Trinity UMC
Sept. 27th Injury Prevention & Free Bike Helmets @ 2nd Pres.
Oct. 4th Back to School Fashion Show & Savings @ Trinity UMC
Oct. 11th Workforce Links--Cooperation @ 2nd Pres.
Oct. 18th To be announced
Oct. 25th From Chains to Tents @ 2nd Pres.
Nov. 1st Personal Safety 101 @ Trinity UMC
Nov. 8th Workforce Links--Self Concept @ 2nd Pres.
Nov. 15th Thanksgiving Potluck @ Boys & Girls Club--3333Truman St.
Nov. 22nd Holiday Blues @ 2nd Pres.
Nov. 29th No WFL-5th Monday
Dec. 6th Making the Most of the Holidays @ Trinity UMC
Dec. 13th Workforce Links--Self Assessment @ 2nd Pres.
Dec. 20th Christmas Party Potluck @ Trinity UMC

Monday, September 6, 2010

A poem by one of our clients.

It’s Time For Wings of L.I.F.E.
(To the Founder – Ann)
Armando H. Montez, Sr.
August 2, 2010


There are times to be born and to celebrate.
There are times for love and care.
There are times for joy and dancing.
There are times for learning and understanding.

There are times for sharing and giving.
There are times for building and rebuilding.
There are times speaking and listening.
There are times for shouting and silence.

Now it’s time to share the warmth of Wings for L.I.F.E.
Now it’s time for Wings for L.I.F.E. to open its wings to our communities, and share its knowledge, love and care,
Now it’s time for all of us to open our hearts and feelings, so Wings for L.I.F.E. can help others with their lives.

Now it’s time to close this poem.
The time will never end for Wings for L.I.F.E.
Now it’s time for me to thank you and God.
Bless you.
Now it’s time for me to say good bye.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Loved One Arrested - What's Next? How Can You Help?

Kari Converse has been a criminal defense attorney for the past 23 years. She currently is an assistant federal public defender, so is experienced about federal crimes, court proceedings, prisons, etc. Kari will explain about how the system works, and share why things often happen the way they do. She also speaks Spanish and has a unique insight on legal cultural differences that lead many immigrants to not understand our laws. Kari is experienced, very knowledgeable, and most importantly a person who cares about the inmates as well as their loved ones. Please come and meet Kari and find out ways you can help incarcerated loved ones or family or friends who are dealing with an incarcerated loved one.

This meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, at Second Presbyterian Church (location is noted above) with a free dinner starting at 6:00 pm. Please call Ann at 291-6412 for more info and to let her know how many in your family will be coming. Thank you...see you then!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Successful Re-entry - How He Did It!

Monday - December 7 - YMCA 4901 Indian School NE - 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Drake Shafer has worn many hats over the years - husband, father, successful real estate investor, and...inmate. Now he is a "Returning Citizen" and he has had a successful re-entry back to the community. How did he do it? What did he learn along the way? Come and learn from this wonderful man! Drake has a zeal for life and making the most of every day that all of us could strive for. Please join us for this uplifting night and discover what Drake has learned on his journey. PLUS - Free dinner, door prizes and crafts and activities for the kids. Call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly, and make sure we have enough food!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

How to Get Families Involved in Schools

Evelyn Fernandez grew up in Albuquerque's South Valley. Now she is the school Principal at Longfellow Elementary in Martineztown. Evelyn will share parts of her life journey with us. What did she learn along the way which helped her to excel and become a school Principal? She will offer suggestions about how to get involved in your children's schools and talk about why this is so important to a student's success. Please join us for this exciting evening! It is being held at Second Presbyterian Church on the corner of Lomas and Edith. A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information call 291-6412.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back-to-School ~ Starting the Year off Right!

Starting a new school year is exciting and a little scary - especially if you don't know what to tell new teachers and school administrators if you have a loved one incarcerated or are dealing with legal issues. How do you answer those difficult questions about where dad or mom is, or where you've been the past few years? Discuss positive ways to deal with these issues and many more. Make the start of the school year your best one yet! This meeting will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, corner of Lomas and Edith, August 24, Monday. The discussion will be led by Ann Edenfield Sweet and will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Domestic Violence - It Could Happen to You!

Crystal Hallon, the Community Services Director for Safe House, will help us understand what to do if you, or a loved one experiences domestic violence. Where do you go? How do you stay safe? Domestic violence is far too common in our society and we all need to be aware of the signs. Please join us for this important meeting which will be held at the YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE. Program starts at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

WOW! What a great meeting!

Last night WFL hosted a fashion show you would not believe. Models wore clothes they bought at thrift stores or yard sales and showed off beautiful outfits that cost little or nothing.

Ann kept up an entertaining commentary regarding the models and their spiffy ensembles they chose to wear. From little tykes going into kindergarten on up to a fabulous senior couple showing how to get around with a broken foot, it was quite an evening. There were over 70 guests that enjoyed the runway show!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Conflict Management - Sounds Good, But How Do You Do It?

Pamela Stovall, Professor of Communication and Journalism at UNM Gallup, teaches an Interpersonal Communication class at UNMG One of the major things she teaches is how to successfully deal with conflict. Pam's interactive presentation will explain what an "I" statement is and how it can turn a disagreement into a positive thing. Then she'll teach all of us how to do that! Every person experiences conflict - come and find out ways to deal with it!

This FREE lecture will be held at the YMCA on Indian School Rd.(address above) and will start at 6 p.m.
For more information call Ann at 291-6412.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What Is "Internet Safety"?

Are you aware of the federal law that was created to help protect kids online? or online tools that are available that will let you help protect them from internet predators? Patricia Rael, the "Internet Expert" from the New Mexico Attorney General's office, will talk about issues we need to be aware of concerning the internet.

If you or your children use the internet you ALL need to hear the most current information about internet safety!

This will be held July 27, Monday, at Second Presbyterian Church on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Meeting begins at 6 pm. You are invited to bring the whole family.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

No Cost - Low Cost Health Insurance

Join us on July 20 at 6 p.m. for a nice free meal followed by speaker Jesse Haines who will answer all your questions about how to get the much needed insurance for family members from birth to age 64! He will even have paperwork available for you to fill our right away. Do not miss this opportunity to meet an expert in the field of health insurance who actually can help you and your family! YMCA, 4901 Indian School Rd. NE. Please call Ann 291-6412 for more info.

DON'T FORGET OUR TENT ROCK TRIP JULY 18! FUN...FUN...FUN!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday night & don't forget this Saturday!

Last night's meeting on parole/probation was VERY informative with a lively discussion that followed. High Noon Restaurant in Old Town donated a delicious meal and believe me...it was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all!

REMEMBER...this coming Sat., July 18, meet us at Central Methodist Church, 201 University (1 block N. of Central). We leave there at 9:30 a.m. and will carpool 40+ miles to the Tent Rocks on the Cochiti Pueblo, if time & ability permits we'll swim & cool off in Cochiti Lake!

Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen, camera, bathing suit, towels, & full tank of gas if you will be driving. Wear hiking or comfortable shoes, hat, backpack, and books or games to play if you don't plan to hike. (Optional folding chair). Call Ann 291-6412 for more info and also so we'll know how many are coming.
Bring the whole family for it will be a wonderful day for all!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What You Need to Know About Probation & Parole

On Monday, July 13, Amber Dennison, a U.S. Probation Officer from Albuquerque, will explain what probation and parole entails. This meeting will give you an opportunity to ask and receive answers on this subject. Learn the do's and don'ts of probation/parole and how family members can help and get help.

This will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, corner of Lomas & Edith, (park on north side of church). Join us at 6 p.m. for a free dinner. Please call 291-6412 for more information.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Celebrate the 4th on the 6th!
Come and enjoy a "late" July 4th celebration on July 6th which Wings for L.I.F.E will be offering. We will play games - have fun - and everyone will make their own ICE CREAM SUNDAES for dessert!

Join us for this DELICIOUS meeting starting with a free dinner at 6 p.m. at the YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE. Call 291-6412 and tell us you are coming.
How sweet it is!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hello! Since I broke a tooth (ouch!) I was unable to attend the Monday meeting at
2nd Presbyterian Church. I was told, though, that Myra gave a very powerful presentation on the ups and downs of 'coming home' A big thanks to her for sharing this difficult subject.

We never meet if there's a 5th Monday so I won't see you on the 29th. Be sure and attend the meeting that will be held on July 6th at the YMCA - 4901 Indian School Rd. NE. Believe me...it will be DELICIOUS! It all begins at 6 p.m.

Our trip to the Tent Rocks near Cochiti will be on Sat. the 18th. We truly hope you will be able to make it for this is going to be so much FUN!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On Monday, June 22, the WFL meeting will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church and will start at 6 pm with a free meal! Everyone is welcomed to attend. The speaker for the evening is Myra Wilson and she will discuss "Aftercare Can Make You or Break You". She's been there...done that...and will be speaking from her heart. This is a very important meeting and hope you can make it. (The church is located on the corner of Lomas & Edith, park on north side of church.)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Boy, did we learn a lot of ways on how to have fun this summer in Albuquerque and not spend much money! Jen shared many educational and family oriented ideas on things to do and where to go. Her handouts were very informative and hope to have some extras for next week's meeting at 2nd Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The meeting on Summer Food & Yum-yums was really yummy! Joy shared tips and secrets about her delicious guacamole dip and the final product didn't last long with our appreciative crowd. Usually our meetings end right at 7:30 pm but everyone was enjoying kitchen tidbits and the tasty delights that Ann and her son, Curtis, were serving up. It was almost 8 pm before the last morsel was eaten and the contented members left (full and happy!) It was Fun & Informative!

Friday, June 5, 2009

WFL JUNE 8

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

June 8– Monday – Summer Foods & Yum-Yums!

Do you like Orange Julius and Fruit Slushes? Want to learn to make guacamole, pecan waffles, crepes, pasta salads and homemade treats that taste like Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups? Then join us Monday evening for fun menu ideas for the summer. PLUS – we’ll teach and encourage the kids to learn how to cook and help prepare special meals. The Wings for L.I.F.E. staff and volunteers are planning this fun night of tasty samples and great ideas!

Second Presbyterian Church

(Church is on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door.)

6:00 – 7:30pm

812 Edith Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We offer walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a have a reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Did you make the WFL meeting on June 1? If not, you missed a powerful one. Ann Edenfield Sweet talked about coming home (from prison) and since she had a husband who came home she really knew what she was talking about.

The poignant moment was when a young man told his story of being incarcerated for 19 months and how and whhy he changed his life for the good. A young lady, who had been confined for 30 months, stood and told her story about coming home. They both agreed being caught was a good thing for it helped them to realize they had to change their life styles, and they did!

Our meeting coming up on June 8th is titled "summer Foods & Yum-Yums!" This will prove to be a 'delicious' meeting learning how to make Orange Julius and Fruit Slushes, guacamole, homemade treats that taste like Reece's Peanut Butter Cups plus many more yum-yums!

Join us at Second Presbyterian Church, corner of Lomas & Edith, park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door. Fun menu ideas for the summer PLUS we'll teach and encourage the kids to learn how to cook and help prepare special meals. The Wings for L.I.F.E. staff and volunteers are planning this fun night of tasty samples and great ideas! It all starts at 6 p.m.

Friday, May 29, 2009

WFL June 1, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

June 1, Monday – Coming Home from Prison – The Homecoming

Ann Edenfield Sweet will discuss the many issues related to a loved one coming home from jail or prison. This program is designed for family members, as well as those who are home from prison. It took Ann four years to write “The Homecoming” chapter in her book, Family Arrested: How to Survive the Incarceration of a Loved One. What fears do you have? How will you celebrate his/her homecoming? Learn about being an honored guest. If you’ve experience a “Homecoming”, please come and share your experience too. Volunteers are needed and most welcome.

If you want a little exercise before the meeting, come about 5:15 and we’ll do some walking in the neighborhood before dinner.

YMCA

4901 Indian School NE – Exit I-40 S. at San Mateo, first right on Indian School

6:00 – 7:30pm

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We have started walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and offer a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly

and make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

THANKS to our Sponsors: Zanios Foods, High Noon

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Month of June Wings for L.I.F.E. Meetings

All meetings start exactly at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Please join us!
For more information call Ann at 291-6412.


June 1 - Coming Home from Prison presented by Wings Ministry Director Ann Edenfield Sweet.
Held at YMCA - 4901 Indian School NE


June 8 - Summer Foods & Yum-Yums! Fun meeting on fast and good Summer food & drinks.
Second Presbyterian Church - Lomas & Edith


June 15 - Fun Ideas for Summer that are FREE by Jen Broderick Anderson, LMSW.
YMCA - 4901 Indian School NE


June 22 - Aftercare (from prison) Can Make You or Break You presented by Myra Wilson.
Second Presbyterian Church - Lomas & Edith

Sunday, May 10, 2009

WFL May 11, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

May 11– Monday – Healthcare in the NM Corrections Dept.

Yolanda Herrera, RN - NM Corrections Dept. Nurse Administrator; President NM Hepatitis C Alliance; Co-chair Governor’s HIV/AIDS Policy Commission

If you’ve ever wanted to know about healthcare of inmates in our NM Corrections Dept., join us for this important meeting. Yolanda will share about infectious diseases, Hepatitis C and how to access and find out what medical care is available in prisons. If you have a loved one in a NM prison, this is a meeting you definitely should attend. May 19th is World Hepatitis Day and Yolanda will educate us about Hepatitis and why we all need to know about this disease.

Second Presbyterian Church

(Church is on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door.)

6:00 – 7:30pm

812 Edith Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We offer walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a have a reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

Friday, April 24, 2009

WFL April 27, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

April 27 - Monday – What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about

Manners & Proper Etiquette

Ann Edenfield Sweet, Wings Executive Director

Have you ever wondered if you were using ‘proper manners’? Questioned where you should put your napkin or what fork to use? How to butter your roll or cut your steak? Come and review table manners, learn about ‘conversation starters’, and review proper etiquette. The 5th annual Spring for Wings Fundraising Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 2, 5:00 pm at Central United Methodist Church. (Reservations are still being taken.) Everyone can use a quick review of TABLE MANNERS and we want everyone to be comfortable at our banquet, the prom, graduation, a wedding, or your next family gathering. Youth and adult volunteers will be servers and we will review serving tips at Wings for L.I.F.E. too. Bring your whole family so you all learn manners together!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

May Schedule


Wings for L.I.F.E.—2 New Sites!!
Second Presbyterian Church 812 Edith Blvd. NE
Corner of Lomas & Edith. Park in N. lot off Page Rd. Enter Social hall through East door.
YMCA 4901 Indian School NE—1/2 block W. of San Mateo & S. of I-40
If you want to walk with us, please be at each meeting site by 5:25.
We’ll walk before dinner for some exercise. Dinner starts at 6:00.
Program 6:00—7:30.
For the WHOLE FAMILY! Reading Club for the kids.
May Calendar:
5/4 Mother’s Day Potluck— YMCA Bring Appetizer, Salad,Veggies, Fruit or Dessert
For all members of the family—
Raffle Drawings—Gifts



5/11 Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to
Know about Health-care in our NM
Prisons—Yolanda Herrera, RN—NMCD
Second Presbyterian
High Noon Restaurant- Dinner Sponsor


5/18 Making the Most of Summer— YMCA Domino’s Pizza
Ann Edenfield Sweet


5/25 Memorial Day—No meeting
PLEASE RSVP to Ann at 291-6412 to make sure we have enough food. THANKS!

other events

When: April 25th, 2009

Where:

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Family Fun & Wellness Day

1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM

11am-3pm

&

AARP Grandparents

Raising Grandkids Forum

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

5415 Fortuna Road NW Albuquerque, NM

12pm-3pm

Please help us to Insure more New Mexicans by spreading the word about this event. Please announce and distribute the information, place the flyer in public areas and, if possible, forward this flyer to other people in your community and surrounding areas (community centers, youth programs/events, local businesses, libraries, museums, churches, schools/teachers, day-care centers, clinics, county/city offices, etc).

If you would like copies of these flyers mailed to you for distribution, please reply to this email with the quantity needed, name and mailing address of person distributing, and how they will be distributed.

Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. If anyone is in need of more information regarding this event or any of our programs, they may attend the enrollment event or call the Insure New Mexico! Solutions center at 1-888-997-2583, or visit www.InsureNewMexico.net.

Anisa Goodman

Office: (505) 476-7198

Fax: (505) 827-7222

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WFL April 20, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

April 20 - Monday – Suicide Prevention

In 2007, 19.3% of New Mexican high school students admitted seriously considering suicide. Being incarcerated or having a loved who is incarcerated can put someone at an increased risk for attempting suicide. But did you know that 90% of the people who attempt suicide have a diagnosable mental health issue? Learn the warning signs and find out how you can help friends and loved ones. Sabrina Strong, Chair of the NM Suicide Prevention Coalition and Joan Murphy will discuss this difficult, but important issue. If you want a little exercise before the meeting, come about 5:15 and we’ll do some walking in the neighborhood before dinner.

YMCA

4901 Indian School NE – Exit I-40 S. at San Mateo, first right on Indian School

6:00 – 7:30pm

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. – Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education, is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We have started walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and offer a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly and make sure we have enough food.

Spring For Wings Celebration Banquet

5th Annual Spring for Wings Celebration Banquet

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tickets only $10
Contact Ann 291-6412

Friday, April 10, 2009

WFL April 13, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

April 13 - Monday – Need a Job?

Are you looking for a job? Want to get a better job? Find out what Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, looks for in an employee. Fran Perea, Wal-Mart Human Resource Manager, will help us understand what an employer is looking for today.

Call to RSVP today! High Noon is providing dinner.

Second Presbyterian Church

(Church is on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door.)

6:00 – 7:30pm

812 Edith Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 242-8005

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We hope to start walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly

and make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

WFL April 6, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

April 6 - Monday – Single Parenting, Discipline & Independent Children

Ann Edenfield Sweet raised four boys on $800/month with a husband in prison. She will share her parenting tips and give you a chance to share yours! Please join us for this informative night! If you want a little exercise before the meeting, come about 5:15 and we’ll do some walking in the neighborhood before dinner.

YMCA

4901 Indian School NE – Exit I-40 S. at San Mateo, first right on Indian School

6:00 – 7:30pm

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We hope to start walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordinglyand make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

THANKS to our Sponsors: Zanios Foods, High Noon Restaurant & Saloon, Domino’s Pizza (Coors Rd.) Family Life Radio 91.5 FM,

Hobby Lobby, General Mills, and HELP-NM (CCF Funding).

Friday, March 20, 2009

March 23 WFL

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

March 23 - Monday – How I’ve Made it on the Outside – Surviving Prison

Taylor Caudill is a success story! But that’s not the label the judge would have given him in 1995 when he sentence Taylor to 20 years in prison! Find out how Taylor survived and is now thriving. He’ll share about prison life and what it taught him to make it on the outside. Join us for this uplifting night. If you want a little exercise before the meeting, come about 5:15 and we’ll do some walking in the neighborhood before dinner.

YMCA

4901 Indian School NE – Exit I-40 S. at San Mateo, first right on Indian School

6:00 – 7:30pm

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We hope to start walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly and make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

WFL March 9, 2009

Free- Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

March 9 - Monday – Food for Thought

Lisa Harmon, R.D. will discuss tips on healthy eating, reading labels, and portion control.

Have you ever really wondered how much sugar is in a Coke? How many calories in a Big Mac?

What those food labels really mean? Sign up to attend today! High Noon is providing dinner.

Second Presbyterian Church

(Church is on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door.)

6:00 – 7:30pm

812 Edith Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 242-8005

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We hope to start walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly and make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WFL February 23, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

Feb. 23 - Monday – More Than Organized!

Have you always wished you could hire a professional organizer to ‘organize your house or office’? Do you:

· Want more organization in your life and want to spend less time looking for things?

· Want a clean house without spending hours each week cleaning it?

· Are you tired of trying to get the kids to clean up their mess?

Join us Monday night! Organizing expert Miriam Ortiz y Pino will share all her tips about how we can organize and simplify our lives. Don’t miss this exciting meeting! It could change your life!

NEW Location - YMCA

4901 Indian School NE – Exit I-40 S. at San Mateo, first right on Indian School

6:00 – 7:30pm

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We hope to start walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly and make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

WFL February 9, 2009

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

Feb. 9 - Monday – Exercise and You!

Veronica Gonzales, fitness expert and staff member at New Heart, Inc., will share exercise tips in fun and exciting ways. Maybe this will give you a new start to a healthier you in 2009!

Second Presbyterian Church

(Church is on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door.)

6:00 – 7:30pm

812 Edith Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 242-8005

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WFL January 26, 2009

Free - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

Monday Jan. 26, 2009 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Communication 101

Join us for this fun night of interaction and learn to communicate better with one another. We all will play games. Have fun. What can we learn from one another? Come and find out.

Dinner provided by Domino’s Pizza!

Bring the WHOLE family!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, & Reading Club & Crafts for Kids.

PLEASE RSVP to Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly.

Boys & Girls Club – Heights Branch

3333 Truman, NE 1 block W. of San Mateo, N. of Candelaria

Volunteers of all ages are needed!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

WFL January 12, 2008

Free - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

Kick-off of New Site!

Second Presbyterian Church

(Church is on the corner of Lomas and Edith. Park in lot on N. side of church off Page Rd. Enter social hall through E. door.)

812 Edith Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 242-8005

Jan. 12 – It’s a New Year – Taking That 1st Step

Wings Ministry is moving to a new location – Second Presbyterian Church in Martineztown, as the Old Town Boys & Girls Club will soon be closing. Join us for this exciting, historic first night. The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon has generously offered to provide dinner each month. Domino’s Pizza continues to be a monthly sponsor too, along with Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Group, and we are always looking for new dinner sponsors.

Wings is also collaborating with New Heart, Inc. We hope to start walking groups before Wings for L.I.F.E., provide healthy and nutritious hints and cooking ideas, and a new reading club for kids ages 6 – 12! Wings for L.I.F.E. is expanding and growing and we hope that YOU will join us!

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts and reading club for kids.

PLEASE call Ann at 291-6412 so we can plan accordingly

and make sure we have enough food.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Friday, December 19, 2008

WFL December 22, 2008

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

Heights Boys & Girls Club 6:00 – 7:30 PM

3333 Truman, 1 block W. of San Mateo, between Candelaria & Comanche.

Christmas Party – Gifts & Potluck Dinner

Please join us for a year-end celebration and Christmas Party! KFLQ – Family Life Radio, 91.5 FM, did a ‘toy drive’ for us, and we have many lovely Christmas gifts for children. Bring one of your favorite dishes to share with everyone, and enjoy a delicious potluck dinner. We will also have time to say special thanks to our incredible part-time staff members – Jen Broderick, Dolores Hughes, and George White.

Monday, December 22

Last name A-J: Appetizer or salad

Last name K–Z: Main dish or desert

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Call 291-6412 or sign up today at the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Friday, December 12, 2008

WFL December 15,2008

Free- Wings for L.I.F.E.

Empowering Youth & Families

Old Town Boys & Girls Club 501 Main St. (Rio Grande & Mountain Road)

Making the Most of the Holidays

Ann Edenfield Sweet will discuss family traditions and how to put joy into the holidays without spending a fortune. Ann will share how she made Christmas special for her four boys on $800/month. Ann will also share how inmates at MDC (Metropolitan Detention Center) shared their creativity in holding a Christmas Eve service in their pod, decorated their cells, hung out stockings, and even made a ‘con queso’ by sharing commissary items. Gifts will be given to all in attendance. Please join us for this special meeting.

Monday, December 15 – Dinner provided by

Domino’s Pizza! (5109 Coors Rd.)

6:00 – 7:30 PM

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it.

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes - Crafts for kids.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month – Old Town Branch.

Call 291-6412 or sign up today at the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Monday, December 8, 2008

WFL December 8, 2008

FREE - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Helping Youth & Families

Heights Boys & Girls Club 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Holiday Blues

The holidays can be the happiest, but also the saddest part of the year for people. Join us as we discuss ways to get through the holiday blues. With the right information and support we can all make it through this holiday season, minimizing the stresses that bring us down. Also learn ways to make grief and loss bearable through this month.

Monday, December 8 – Dinner provided by Cross of Hope Koinonia

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it.

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts for kids.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Friday, November 28, 2008

WFL December 13, 2008

Wings Ministry
Christmas Party
Saturday December 13, 2008
Joshua's Vineyard
7737 Zuni SE (between Wyoming & Louisiana on Zuni)
Volunteers- 2pm-4pm Set-up/training
4pm Party
Singing-Games-Puppet Show- Crafts- Pizza- Cookies- Fun for everyone!
RSVP to Ann at 291-6412





Thursday, November 20, 2008

WFL November 24, 2008

Free - Wings for L.I.F.E.

Helping Youth & Families

Heights Boys & Girls Club 6:00 – 7:30 PM

3333 Truman NE (One Block West of San Mateo & just north of Candelaria)

How to Enjoy Holiday Delights without Gaining Weight!

Pam Fletcher, RD New Heart dietitian

You’re going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving and you know she’ll have all your favorite pies and desserts. The office party is going to be at your favorite restaurant…You have 3 Christmas party invitations already…Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without all your favorite cookies…Oh dear! You just bought a new Christmas outfit and you’re afraid it will be two sizes too small after all the upcoming parties. Do not despair – Pam Fletcher, RD, dietitian at New Heart, will teach us all how to enjoy every party we are invited to without gaining extra pounds! Pam will share tips about eating that we can use for the holidays and throughout the year.

Monday, November 24– Dinner provided by Cross of Hope Koinonia

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it.

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes, and crafts for kids.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Bring the WHOLE family!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WFL November 17, 2008

Wings for L.I.F.E.

Helping Youth & Families

Old Town Boys & Girls Club 501 Main St. (Rio Grande & Mountain Road)

Surviving the Rape of a Child

by Creating Positive Memories

Your child is raped. How does your child and how do you deal with it? Jack and Sandi Booth will share their 30+ years in dealing with this experience. How did they keep their marriage intact? How did they help their daughter? They will share their survival skills and give us tips on how to help others in similar situations.

Monday, November 17

Dinner provided by Cross of Hope Lutheran Koinonia Tapestry

6:00 – 7:30 PM

The focus of Wings for L.I.F.E. is to promote and strengthen healthy family relationships and communication. Each night we’ll share a delicious dinner together, learn something new, and have fun! Don’t miss it.

PLUS – Free dinner, Door Prizes - Crafts for kids.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month – Old Town Branch.

Call 291-6412 or sign up today at the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Bring the WHOLE family!

Volunteers of all ages are needed!


Kids

Kids
Children love the program too!

Dinner at WFL

Dinner at WFL
Everyone is Welcome