On Mother's Day Mt. Bethel United
Methodist Church, FaithBridge Foster Care's first church
partner, highlighted its foster care ministry in the a.m. worship
Click here to watch the powerful video testimony of one of our
first foster families.
(Marietta, GA - May
13, 2012) - Won't You Help
Support Foster Children in our Community? On
Sunday, in the Hands Of Christ moment, the Mt. Bethel Foster
Care ministry was spotlighted.
For the past 6 years,
Mt. Bethel UMC, has asked and tried to answer some tough
questions: How can we care for the hurting children and
families in our communities? Is it solely the job of the
local DFCS office to care for and protect children in our own
back yard or is it the mandate of the local church to care for
these hurting children (James 1:27)? As we continue to "Shift"
to focusing on the family unit, how can we as families,
individuals and as a body of Christ make an impact on a
social problem this big? These questions are daunting, but a
church like Mt. Bethel UMC can make a difference, and has.
Mt. Bethel is
positioned to respond to this call for foster families and
to support children and their birth families. We ask that you
take some time this week to pray specifically for these
children in crisis, their families and our ministry partners,
FaithBridge Foster Care and DFCS. This is a wonderful time to
involve your children in praying for children that could be
walking beside them in school hallways. Right now, Cobb County
children need a home, some for a little while and some forever
and we know there is no better place to heal than in a good,
solid Christian family.
If you would like
to hear more about becoming a Mt. Bethel Foster Family or
just find out ways in which your family can support a foster
family, please feel free to call for more
Jeff McKisson, FaithBridge Foster Care
Ministry Advocate 678-642-0061
Julie Kirby, Foster Care Ministry
This ministry is in partnership with FaithBridge
Foster Care, a Christ-centered, tax-exempt organization intent on
changing U.S. foster care. With currently more than 14 church
partners in north Georgia and the greater Atlanta area,
FaithBridge's strategy is to mobilize, organize, equip and release
local churches and communities to solve the country's foster care
crisis. For more information on FaithBridge, please call
678.690.7100 or visit www.faithbridgefostercare.org.