Coalition of Rome Churches Hold Foster Care Program Events

Project127Rome, a coalition of eight churches in Rome, is holding two events in July to educate and train area residents who are interested in its Christian foster care program. Floyd County has Georgia's largest number per capita of foster children who need a loving home.  

On July 9 - 11 there will be a weekend training at Unity Christian School located at 2960 New Calhoun Highway, Northeast.  At this weekend retreat, starting Friday evening, a full day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, interested persons will learn what is involved in becoming a foster parent. On Monday, July 19, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., there will be a volunteer training session at First Presbyterian Church of Rome at 101 East Third Avenue. There are many ways to get involved, such as volunteering to assist with clothing, material goods, transportation, and more.  

The coalition launched its Christian foster care program in January 2010 with an orientation.  The coalition hopes to increase the awareness of the program, as well as the number of interested foster parents and volunteers at these two sessions in July.  The public is invited to attend both of these events. Visit or call 678-332-8386 for questions or directions.

The eight church partners include First Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Hollywood Baptist Church, Lakeview Baptist Church, Three Rivers Community Church, Seven Hills Fellowship, along with the latest partners, the Church of Northside Rome and West Rome Baptist Church.  The group has named the mission Project127 Rome for the biblical call to serve orphans found in James 1:27.*

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

*James 1:27 (NIV) "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."