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First Monday Prayer in San Antonio

Posted on September 8, 2014 - 11:19

Prayer is a powerful partnership between man and God. There are many ways to bring the ministry of prayer into a Christian emphasis program of the local YMCA. One of the more creative approaches being implemented in San Antonio this year is something they call “First Monday Prayer”. What started as an experiment for the first three months of the year has now become an important part of their staff experience.

First Monday Prayer in San Antonio

C.A.R.E.S provides a much needed boost to YMCA

Posted on September 3, 2014 - 13:16

Do you know someone that could use a little boost of encouragement and support? A single parent? A friend seeking a job? A neighbor needing help? A loved one lacking hope? C.A.R.E.S. is a free program offered by the Orange County YMCA ready to provide everyone with that much needed boost. The Bible teaches that people to not only "love God" but "love their neighbor", which is what the C.A.R.E.S. program is all about. Our neighbors include staff, members and our neighbors in our communities.


World Mission Network Gathers In Estes Park

Posted on August 29, 2014 - 10:08

They came from 21 countries to gather with other Christian leaders for one purpose……to see the “C” lifted up in the YMCA! Set against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, over 160 representatives from YMCAs all around the world worshipped together, listened to stirring messages, shared their personal Y stories in small groups, and joined their hearts in prayer.

Help Kids Make The Grade!

Posted on August 27, 2014 - 09:41

YMCAs across the Greater Houston area are gearing up to provide school supplies for children in our communities so they can start school with the tools to be successful. In its tenth year, Operation Backpack has a goal of collecting 75,000 backpacks this year to help children in the Houston area who couldn’t otherwise afford new school supplies.

Operation Backpack

Your Journey Begins Here!

Posted on August 25, 2014 - 14:32

Life is a journey! There are mountains of great excitement and valleys of deep disappointment. Working through the issues of life is not always easy. Members who visit our YMCAs everyday are walking through this journey of life -- some successfully, some not so successfully. What can we do to help them along the way?

The YMCA and Football

Posted on August 8, 2014 - 10:54

“Can there be a better way to do athletics?” This is the question being asked at a developing partnership in Lansing, Michigan between the Christian Emphasis Committee (CEC) of the Greater Lansing YMCA and the Christian Athletic League of America (, founded and based in the Great Lakes Region in 2008. CAL-A will begin their 7th season of football in August 2014.


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