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May 4, '14 May 5, '14 May 6, '14

Category: GeneralIrreplaceable the Movie


May 6, 2014N/A

Irreplaceable the Movie
One night only movie event.
What is Family? Each one of us has a desire for significance—a desire to belong. And the family is where those deepest longings are fulfilled.
When the family is weakened, society suffers. But strong families make the world a better place.

Irreplaceable the Movie

May 7, '14 May 8, '14 May 9, '14

Category: GeneralPrincesses of the Kingdom Banquet with Christine Wyrtzen at First Grace


May 9, 2014

Christine Wyrtzen has spent a lifetime in ministry- from her early days of international opportunities with Word Of Life, 15 album recordings and Dove Award-nominated songs to her current roles as author (of 4 books), radio talk show host and inspirational speaker on the family, YOU will be blessed by this dynamic Mother / Daughter team! Weekend activities begin with the “Princesses Of The Kingdom” ladies’ event and banquet, Friday, May 9th, at 6 PM (tickets $11) and conclude with a concert for the family Sunday at 10:45 AM. Don’t miss this amazing time of ministry for YOUR family! For more information call (937) 890-6786 or go to

May 10, '14

Category: GeneralWalk a Mile in Her Shoes®


May 10, 2014

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a national event designed to help raise awareness about sexual violence. Each year, men, women and their families join Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® to benefit Gracehaven. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a fun and quirky, but meaningful opportunity to raise awareness in the community about child sex trafficking.
Gracehaven realized there was a demand for services for victims of commercial sexual exploitation. We began our organization to provide a residential group home for girls under the age of 18 who are survivors, to raise awareness, to train social service providers, and to provide outreach and comprehensive case management to victims.

Gracehaven is a proud member of the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition, The Ohio Attorney General’s Study Commission on Human Trafficking and the Ohio Network of Anti Human Trafficking Coalitions.

Gracehaven will have three Walk A Mile in Her Shoes walks this year in the Columbus area - for Mother's Day, for Father's Day and a Back-to-School Walk.
First You Walk the Walk

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men and women to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes (encouraged, but optional!) It is a unique opportunity to open the door on the discussion of child sex trafficking that happens right here in Central Ohio.
Then You Talk the Talk

It is critical to bring child sex trafficking into the light, but not very easy to do. People unfamiliar with child sex trafficking don't want to believe it exists. This is an ugly topic. How do you get people talking about this issue, so they can identify and prevent it from happening? And if it's already happened, how do you help guide them to recovery?

This year, Gracehaven will expand our 6th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® by coordinating three walks to a total of 1,700 people throughout Central Ohio.

Mother's Day Walk - Register Now Saturday, May 10 (Mother’s Day weekend) at Grace Polaris Church. Registration at 8 AM; walk begins at 9 AM

Father's Day Walk - Register Now Saturday, June 14 (Father’s Day weekend) at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. Registration at 8 AM; walk begins at 9 AM

Back-to-School Walk - Coming Soon Saturday, September 20 at Wolfe Park in Bexley. Registration at 8 AM; walk begins at 9 AM

Want to mail in your payment and registration? Download this form

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email us at or read about opportunities.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Category: GeneralFurry Skurry - Dog Walk and 5K Run


May 10, 2014

Dust off those tennis shoes, grab your leashes and get ready for the 23rd annual Furry Skurry walk/run!

National Composite Center
(in the Kettering Business Park)

2000 Composite Drive, Kettering

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
5K Run starts at 8:30 a.m.
1-Mile Walk starts at 10 a.m.

Registration: $30 (children 12 and younger are free)
Early Bird Discount: $25 (if registered before May 1)
Youth Registration: $20 (for those ages 13 to 18)
Supporter: $25 (attend event without running or walking)

Get Sponsors!
Challenge friends, family and co-workers to join the walk/run or have them sponsor you! Create a personal fundraising page and share it with all of your friends. You can set up personal goals and help raise even more money to save animals who need our help right in the Miami Valley! Together, we can make a difference!

Furry Skurry - Dog Walk and 5K Run

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