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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 service.

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 information.

Jeff McKisson, FaithBridge Foster Care Ministry Advocate 678-642-0061
Julie Kirby, Foster Care Ministry Advocate 770-656-6305

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.